museums

Hayao Miyazaki makes rare video appearance to check out Ghibli Museum’s revamped cafe【Video】

Describes his dessert as “beyond satisfying,” producer Toshio Suzuki and son Goro also stop by.

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Amazing new exhibits from Japanese art team TeamLab coming to life in the U.S.A.

An imagination-defying visual arts exhibition set to open by the end of this year.

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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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Tokyo theme park closes down, thanks visitors with touching water graffiti message

The only thing better than the message itself is the fascinating water printer machine that “prints” it. 

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Ghibli Museum re-opening, tickets on sale in a few days

After closing its doors for half a year, the museum is ready to welcome back visitors, with a few small changes.

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Japan’s ninja museum has been robbed by thieves in the middle of the night

Iga ninja become victims of stealthy, speedy infiltration.

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Harry Potter permanent exhibition museum to open in Tokyo

Facility recreating environments from Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts films will be built on former site of one of Tokyo’s oldest theme parks.

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Ghibli Museum reveals new social distancing rules for visitors ahead of reopening【Videos】

The giant Catbus and Saturn Theatre seating present some social distancing challenges. 

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Stay at an old samurai residence in the heart of a “Little Kyoto” warrior town

Swords, armour and ceremonial items are just some of the samurai secrets awaiting you inside this secluded compound.

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You can now visit a recreation of Evangelion’s Tokyo-3 and live there in miniature form in【Pics】

Applications for the Tokyo-3 residence permit program are now open at Small Worlds Tokyo.

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Tokyo’s Ghibli museum to reopen this month, but only for one group of people

Staggered reopening planned for anime mecca after nearly half-year closure.

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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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Ghibli Museum video takes us into the steam punk elevator and up the spiral staircase【Video】

The museum speaks to us as we encounter some of its cutest anime characters. 

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Ghibli Museum virtual tour reveals what’s inside the female toilets【Video】

“This week, we introduce you our secret favourite place ‘women’s restroom'”.

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Secretive Ghibli Museum starts video diary to give glimpse inside anime attraction【Videos】

The shrine to Hayao Miyazaki’s anime studio famously doesn’t allow guests to take photos or videos, but now it’s sharing its own!

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Japan’s poo museum opens online, offers turds of virtual fun worldwide during stay-home period

The Unko Museum reconnects you with your poop and takes your mind off the crap of social distancing.

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Ghibli Museum extends coronavirus closure, gives new scheduled reopening date and other good news

Totoro misses you too, but at least he’s letting us know when we can start buying tickets again.

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Japan’s legendary Brother Katana might not be brothers after all? Investigating the mystery【Pics】

Two of Japan’s most beautiful blades are said to be linked at birth, but a closer look makes some scholars think twice.

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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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