museums

How did samurai swords and armor evolve over time?【Part 2】【Photos】

We’re back for another look at how the arms and armor of samurai developed, and this time we learn why they ditched their otachi for uchigatana.

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How did samurai swords and armor change over time?【Part 1】【Photos】

Samurai fought on the field of battle for a thousand years, and during that time their arms and armor went through a fascinating evolution.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s concept art and ideas for the Ghibli Museum to be revealed in new exhibit

The legendary anime director’s sketchbook serves as the inspiration for a new exhibit on how the museum was created.

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An up-close look at one of Japan’s five Ryuseito swords, forged from meteorites【Photos】

One of Japan’s most beautiful blades is now on display, and owes its existence to some dude who just wanted to eat some potatoes and pickles.

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Check out these photos from the British Museum’s beautiful Manga special exhibition【Photos】

The London landmark gives manga the fine-art treatment.

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade katana, forged by master swordsmith, now on display【Pics】

The sakabato, one of the most famous swords of the anime/manga world, is now part of the real world.

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Japan’s Roofless Museum holds many man-made marvels from the Sphinx to the Parthenon

We travel into the depths of suburbia in search of Moai and ancient Pakistani Priest Kings.

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This hotel has one of the coolest katana collections in Japan, and admission is totally free【Pics】

Centuries of samurai history are on display, and we’ll teach you what to look for in appreciating the beauty of a Japanese sword.

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Japanese castle’s new Ninja Museum sends you on an interactive shinobi mission through history

The castle closest to Tokyo expands its English explanations and adds a Fuma ninja clan infiltration experience.

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Amazing new Tokyo art exhibit lets you create cherry blossoms just by touching light【Video】

One of the city’s best art museums just got better with a special springtime sakura upgrade.

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Mr. Sato gets dazzled by multicolored poop at the Poo Museum in Yokohama

Everybody (loves) poops.

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Museum of poo opening in Japan, has living poo mascot that lays other living poos

Colorful museum’s management promises “photogenic” experience and fun “shit game.”

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Japan travel: Best things to do, eat and see in Iwakuni and Yanai in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Day two of our epic adventure includes an ancient soy sauce factory, pressed sushi, and rabbit-eared samurai helmets.

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Japanese museum that’s kept child’s lost stuffed animal for 30 years gets adorable new resident

One of the year’s most touching stories gets a very special Christmas episode.

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Japanese museum holds on to child’s lost stuffed animal for 30 years, gives it bath, new clothes

Beyond-kind lost and found corner still hopes it can find original owner.

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Tokyo’s Cardcaptor Sakura exhibition has giant Kero-chan, free cosplay, and English signage

SoraNews24 visits the brand-new salute to one of anime’s most popular magical girls ever.

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TeamLab Planets: Walk up a waterfall and catch koi fish at new digital art museum in Tokyo

Just when we thought we’d seen the best from this talented Japanese art collaborative, they come out with another mind-blowing museum in Tokyo.

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Weird Japanese vending machine art installation has us sweaty, disturbed

Stay out too long in the direct heat, and this is what might happen to you.

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Japanese museum dedicated to rocks with faces becomes popular with international visitors

Voldemort, Donald Trump, and Johnny Depp are just some of the famous faces you’ll find at this one-of-a-kind museum.

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Japanese politicians want to stop export of anime art materials by creating national media center

Looking to add to your anime cel collection? You might want to act fast.

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