Branded stores line the streets of Omotesando, and it is not difficult to see that most of the buildings are significantly different from each other. Most of these big brands engaged famous Japanese architects and internationally acclaimed ones to design their shop facade, making Omotesando unique … Read More
For all appreciators of art, creativity, history and Japanese culture, Goto Sumio Museum is the finest exhibition one can visit in Japan. Famous artist Sumio Goto, is a leading influential Japanese illustrator and master of Nihonga, and the gallery showcases over 130 pieces of his talented work… Read More
A peek into the craftsmanship found in the city of Asahikawa, Hokkaido.
Hokkaido is well known for its abundance in nature, and in the context of tourism, it is most famous for its snow destinations and its delicious produce.
But there is another layer to Hokkaido that Australians are yet to … Read More
Have you noticed that traditional Japanese culture is very extra? For example, there's culinary arts, and then there's Japanese cuisine. Another great example would be Japanese tea ceremonies (stay tuned for more on tea ceremonies!), which are a performance even though it's basically a tea party.
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Looking at the title of this piece you might be thinking, isn’t it ‘art deco’ or even ‘is it a typo for the art of decor?’ In fact, ‘deco’ is a shortened Japanese-English word for decoration. The word is used to describe any kind of object that has been ‘deco-ed’ as the Japanese would say.
‘Deco… Read More