At the contest, premium sake brewer Asahi Shuzo and farmers from across Japan showcased their unwavering commitment to the pursuit of the finest sake.
Widely known for the videogame "The Ghost of Tsushima," the island has been both a fortress and gateway to the world. Now, it's stepping up its...
From a good luck charm for children to a talisman for sexual potency and childbirth, the daruma has been many things to many people throughout history.
An exhibition titled "Hokusai Humor: Sowing Seeds of Smiles" is running at the Sumida Hokusai Museum in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, until November 26.
Hokkaido, with the rest of Japan, shares 14,000 years of deep historical roots from Jomon culture to Edo-era defenses against the foreign challengers of today.
From detailed recordkeeping to map making, the early history of Hokkaido and the Northern Territories documents the region as an integral part of Japan.
Keiko Nakamura explains that Edo period samurai risked their lives to protect Hokkaido. That history could be lost if the propaganda is not addressed.
Kimono celebrating the history of Nagasaki, which maintained contact with the outside world during sakoku, continue to evoke a romance for the past.
"The People and Culture of Japan" reveals how much of Japan's past persists in the present, from fireworks and kabuki to the centrality of Tokyo.
Castles and shrines, sakura blossoms along riverbanks, festival traditions and creative cuisine are all found in the Edo era town of Kawagoe.
Two experts share insights on the cultural value of the Sado Island Gold Mines that, without mechanization, led the world in gold extraction volume and quality.
Take a walk around the neighbourhood today and you’ll see remnants of post-war Japan in the shopping arcades, winding backstreets and, of course, on Hoppy Dori.