Thoughts on the Arts. A Conversation with Living National Treasure, Bandō Tamasaburō.
The world of yōkai, a culture that has continued uninterrupted since the Edo Period. Leading Yōkai authority and collector, Yumoto Kōichi, talks about the fascinating world of yōkai and his vision for the newly-opened yōkai museum in Miyoshi.
Is it true that Japanese dog breeds are genetically closer to the wolf than any other breeds? Manabi Japan visited Azabu University’s Professor Takefumi Kikusui to unravel the mystery surrounding the origin of Japan’s iconic canines.
English rakugo artist, Diane Kichijitsu. Inspired to share her love and knowledge of Japanese tradition and culture with a worldwide audience.
Manga artist, Machiko Satonaka, speaks of the things she cherishes about Japan. The time of the Man’yōshū, when a freedom of expression and a distinctive Japanese culture began to emerge.
Newly Registered UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World Japan’s “Raihō-shin: Ritual Visits of Deities in Masks and Costumes”
Interview: Noritake Satō, expert urushi lacquer craftsman leading restoration work at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nikkō Shrines and Temples.
The Shikoku Pilgrimage and its 88 Sacred Sites. The global appeal of the ‘Shikoku Henro’.
Getting to know Zen and zazen: making time for self-discovery
Art and Design
The Japanese House: The Basic Elements of Traditional Japanese Residential Architecture.
World Heritage in Japan. Enryakuji – The Cradle of Japan’s Buddhist Culture.
A Fondness for Flowers – Enjoying Japan’s Flowers through the Seasons. Part 1: Ume – The Japanese Plum.
World Class Plant Breeders. The Edo Period Gardening Craze.
Shopping for the Finest Japanese Products No.1: Ubukeya Nihonbashi-Ningyōchō, Tōkyō