Culture

Travel to Nakanoshima Station this month for a unique drinking and dining experience

Love beer? Love trains? Here’s your chance to combine the two for four special nights.

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“I want to be part of your world too!” Thai cosplayer amazes internet as male Ariel 【Pics】

There ain’t nothing Little about this Mermaid.

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New line of kimono jackets featuring pandas, space cats, and more will complete any wardrobe

Village Vanguard is at it again, with more unique fashion items you never knew you needed!

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BBQ bug-free and in style with cute new bug-repellent coil stands, just in time for summer

An online retailer offers stylish new coil stands to keep insects out of your barbecue and impress friends at the same time.

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Denny’s Japan puts matcha desserts, including pancakes and tiramisu, on its menu

Denny’s customers can enjoy the taste of Kyoto’s Uji matcha green tea this summer.

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We finally find out when we can get our hands on that brilliant Vitruvian Man figure

And we find out how much it’s going to cost too!

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AI learns how to colorize photos, makes old Japan pictures look like they were taken today【Pics】

And the process it uses to color them isn’t what you might expect.

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Takarazuka becomes fourth Japanese municipality to recognize same-sex partnerships

Love wins, one city office at a time.
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Ensure your dad gets a cold one this Father’s day with Yebisu’s cold-detecting cans

Nothing says, “Thanks, Dad,” like a perfectly chilled beer!

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New film about Japanese historical swords, forging techniques is now playing in select theaters

This one is sure to please all of the historical sword buffs out there.

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Sakuraman services promises to bring you cherry blossoms anytime, anywhere【Video】

The sakura season will never slip away from you again!

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Off-beat yukata shop Tsukikageya releases new line with adorable kitty and bear prints

The unique yukata shop we visited last year is at it again. This time their line-up is less scary and much more adorable!

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This artist will wow you with a skillful modern twist on kirie, traditional Japanese cutout art

Why draw pictures when you can CUT pictures?

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Soon, Japanese kids will be learning about virtual idol Hatsune Miku in their school textbooks

Vocaloid pioneer to be featured in high school music text going into use next year.

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“Kowloon Walled City” arcade is a dystopian cyperpunk-lover’s dream come true【Video】

Metal doors, steel tunnels, neon lights, rust everywhere—the end of the world never looked so cool.

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New gachapon figures of Choju-giga animals are the perfect way to decorate your afternoon drink!

Turn your day-drinking game up to eleven!

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Stunning 4K videos of Dazaifu shrine will make you want a nicer screen and a ticket to Fukuoka

Unlike yours truly, Japan looks even better in super high def.

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This beautiful, traditional Japanese building is actually a fully modern convenience store

Convenience stores in Japan are often like mini supermarkets, but this one near one of Shinto’s holiest shrines also feels like a time machine.

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Nerdy tattoos becoming popular offline and online, resulting in new slang “otatto”

You know something has become a cultural phenomenon when it gets its own slang!

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Godzilla vs. Evangelion towels need all of Japan as stage big enough to contain their awesomeness

Culturally cool tenugui let you show your love of Eva Units, kaiji, and your favorite Japanese prefecture all at once.

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