Category Archives: modern Japan

“Tokusatsu Museum” at MOT 特撮博物館 於 東京都現代美術館

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) now has a temporary exhibition running since Tuesday 8 July until 8 October 2012. This exhibition entitled Director, Hideaki Anno’s “TOKUSATSU” Special Effects Museum-Craftsmanship of Showa & Heisei eras seen through miniatures is … Continue reading

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Japan architecture map 日本の建築地図

Contemporary architectural sightseeing in Japan is a bit easier to plan with this site: http://www.archi-map.jp/map_index_00.htm Kuma Kengo’s new café design in Dazaifu is absent from the Fukuoka list so I’m not sure how often this site gets updated. Thanks to … Continue reading

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(new) Noma Dōjō (新) 野間道場

Dojo Name: Noma Dojo 野間道場 Arts Practiced: Kendo (principally) Location: Gokokuji, Bunkyo-ku, Tōkyō, Japan Dojo Owner: Kodansha Publishers Ltd. Summary: For kendoists, this dojo needs no introduction. For everyone else, Noma Dojo is a private dojo open to the public … Continue reading

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Metabolism at Mori Museum メタボリスム 森美術館

The Mori Art Museum (森美術館), located on the 53rd Floor of Mori Tower in Tokyo’s Roppongi (六本木) district, is currently holding an exhibition titled “Metabolism, The City of the Future, Dreams and Visions of Reconstruction in Postwar and Present-Day Japan” … Continue reading

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Tokyo Budokan 東京武道館

First, apologies for the long period of inactivity. I have not been able to find time to work on this blog as much as I would like lately. I am happy to announce passing my iaido shodan shinsa (first dan … Continue reading

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Yamanoren 山暖簾

Any fans of both Japanese early Post-modernism and onsen (温泉) might want to visit Yamanoren (山暖簾) if they are in Northwestern Kyushu. Also known as Sechibaru Onsen (世知原温泉) as it is located in Sechibaru town, Nagasaki-ken (世知原町長崎県), this onsen resort … Continue reading

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