Category Archives: Culture and History

Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market: the world’s greatest food show

Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market: the world’s greatest food show

  Roll up, roll up for the greatest food show on earth: Tokyo’s Tsukiji wholesale fish market is the Louvre of the oceans, a food lover’s paradise. More than 2,000…

Entry-level ninja needed to teach kids in Japan

Entry-level ninja needed to teach kids in Japan

Have you spent years mastering the arts of ninjutsu and poring over ancient scrolls, learning secret techniques and studying under august masters, and practicing stealth tactics over and over and over again…….

Loved abroad, hated at home: the art of Japanese tattooing

Loved abroad, hated at home: the art of Japanese tattooing

On March 8, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles will open the largest-ever exhibition dedicated to irezumi — Japanese tattooing. Titled “Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a…