A fashion show incorporating the art, faces and memories of the people of Hiroshima, Ryunosuke Okazaki(s show will take place at the Former Bank of Japan on the 73 anniversary of the disaster. The clothing features fabric on which children and adults from Hiroshima have drawn pictures during workshops and all models have been selected from the public. Through the involvement of the audience and the local people, and the use of an atomic-bombed building, Okazaki invites people to think about peace and what it means in our times. Born and raised in Hiroshima, he is currently studying at Tokyo University of the Arts and has worked on a number of peace projects including locations Fukushima and Ukraine.
The Paantu festival takes place on the Okinawa Prefecture island of Miyakojima in the far south of the archipelego. The villagers dress up as ‘Paantu’ – supernatural beings covered in mud and foliage. They also wear long masks. Their aim […]
Continuing a tradition that has taken place at Osawa Pond next to Daikakuji since the Heian era, this event gives you the chance to float on a boat in the pond under a clear autumn moon. If the moon is […]
The home of green tea in Japan, the small town holds a traditional tea-jar opening ceremony on the first Sunday in October each year. Located just between Kyoto and Nara, Uji has long been famous for producing high quality green […]
If you’re in the mood for some kitchen-based souvenirs for your trip to Japan – or need to fill up your kitchen here, then look no further. The Osaka Kitchenware street is holding their annual festival to display the best […]
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