events

How to make Japanese incense, the traditional way

Tokyo store teaches customers how to “listen” to scents instead of smelling them. 

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“I couldn’t…wipe my own butt” – Hunter x Hunter manga creator discusses medical issues

The “Yoshihiro Togashi is too lazy to draw new manga” narrative was missing some key facts.

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Tokyo’s Imperial Palace to hold Floating Lantern Ceremony for first time in three years

The breathtaking event is back after being cancelled due to the pandemic.

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A look inside the real sauna installed in a city bus: Sabus

Probably the only city bus you can describe as a “hot ride.”

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Japan considering relaxing guest number caps for large events, provided guests don’t shout

Government considering ending previous limitations on guests for large events like concerts.

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Freakishly muscular life-size statues of Grappler Baki anime/manga cast intimidate and amaze【Pics】

Special exhibition recreates Underground Arena to celebrate the martial arts series’ 30th anniversary.

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Major manga convention Jump Festa 2022 to release panels for free viewing with English subtitles

One of Japan’s biggest cons finally opens to the rest of the world.

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New Sailor Moon illumination event will bring Crystal Tokyo…or rather Crystal Kanagawa to life

Sagami Lake Resort will light up in all the colors of the Sailor Soldiers and provide plenty of pretty photo opportunities.

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Jellyfish and Halloween in perfect harmony at Sumida Aquarium event

Jellyfish and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jellyfish.

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VR photography exhibit held in virtual reality by Japan’s Virtual Rights organization

VR event was a virtual feast for the eyes.

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What event did you hate most in elementary school? Survey asks Japanese adults

Those less sportingly inclined had a hard time.

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Coronavirus gives birth to new “Screambulance” haunted house delivery in Japan【Photos】

When you can’t go out during the pandemic, this company will bring the terror to you. 

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Complaints of foul play surrounding fried chicken grand prix results

Now that that pun is out of the way, let’s get to the heart of the batter.

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Design company to hold socially distanced night saunas where you can gaze at Tokyo Tower

Watch out, though: only a maximum of 84 people can take part in this luxury weekend activity.

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Sapporo Snow Festival now officially open online!

Enjoy all the fun of Japan’s biggest winter festival from the comfort of your own home.

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Sapporo Snow Festival moves to effectively cancel event for first time in history

Next year’s exhibition venues look set to be empty for the first time in 71 years.

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Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka art exhibit swaps artists for crossover celebration

Father of modern fighting games teams up with the god of manga.

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Real cops get called to fake art theft event at Tokyo gallery in the middle of the night【Photos】

OK-to-steal art exhibition’s guests/thieves attract lots of attention.

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Even Spirited Away’s Yubaba wants you to wear a mask for coronavirus safety

Character from Studio Ghibli’s most fanciful anime world wants you to take real-life precautions against coronavirus infection.

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade sword to be displayed in Tokyo

The sakabato’s journey brings it to Japan’s eastern capital, just like the anime swordsman’s did.

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