Art & Culture

Kodomo No Hi: A Guide To Children’s Day In Japan – Tokyo Travel Article

Kodomo No Hi: A Guide To Children’s Day In Japan You might have noticed colorful fish-shaped flags hanging on balconies while going out. That means it’s almost Children’s Day in Japan! Things change quickly in Japan and as soon as Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) is over, the country starts preparing for Golden Week—and even more specifically, for Children’s Day. You may have noticed some strange fishes swimming in the sky in your neighborhood… Carp-shaped? Red, blue, black? To the untrained eye,…

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Give An Artsy Twist To Your Quarantine With The UltraSuperNew Gallery – Tokyo Travel Article

Give An Artsy Twist To Your Quarantine With The UltraSuperNew Gallery Visiting art galleries is definitely on the list of things we are deeply missing right now. The UltraSuperNew Gallery decided to bring art to you using social media, and you don’t want to miss it. Art is everywhere, including the internet! The World Wide Web grew to become something totally incorporated in our daily lives and the concept of a visit to a virtual museum or an online curated…

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▷ The 6 Best Tattoo Shops in NYC – USA Travel Article

▷ The 6 Best Tattoo Shops in NYC Many people that come to New York City come here looking for a life-long memory. One great way to get that is to get a tattoo. Obviously you want to go to the best tattoo shops in NYC. For a long time, the art of tattooing was completely forbidden in New York. So, where’s the best place to get a tattoo in New York today? How much does it actually cost? Will…

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▷ The Naked Cowboy | A living tourist attraction in Times Square – USA Travel Article

▷ The Naked Cowboy | A living tourist attraction in Times Square We sat down (virtually) with the Naked Cowboy from NYC who is known as one of the most famous entertainers in New York City for the past 20 years. We wanted to get an in-depth look at who the real Naked Cowboy is and how he became to be one of the most sought after entertainers in the city. Whenever we run into him, we’re always amazed by…

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Stir Crazy? Get Creative at Home With These Online Courses – Tokyo Travel Article

Stir Crazy? Get Creative at Home With These Online Courses Raise your hand if you’ve had way too much free time at home! Especially if you’ve made the move to work remotely, you might be a little stunned by how much time your commute to work actually took up, and are now left with a couple of extra hours every day. You might want to pick up Japanese and get fit, or maybe you want to take this time to…

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▷ The 11 Best Virtual Tours of NYC (and Concerts) to Watch in 2020 – USA Travel Article

▷ The 11 Best Virtual Tours of NYC (and Concerts) to Watch in 2020 Are you stuck inside and missing New York City? We’ve got you! Despite widespread closures, there is a way for you to experience New York from the comfort of your home! Enjoy these virtual tours, exhibits, and concerts of cultural institutions for free.1. The Met 360° ProjectThe Metropolitan Museum of Art has offered virtual tours since 2016. The Met 360 Project lets you explore The Great…

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Hinamatsuri: Girls’ Day Celebration In Japan – Tokyo Travel Article

Hinamatsuri: Girls’ Day Celebration In Japan On March 3, Japan celebrates Hinamatsuri. This Japanese holiday is dedicated to girls and their families’ hopes for a bright and happy future. As a small child, I used to think that Japan’s Girls’ Day (or Dolls’ Day)⁠—Hinamatsuri (ひな祭りor 雛祭り)⁠—was actually called ‘Princess Day,’ as the Japanese word for doll, hina (雛) sounds similar to princess, hime (姫). At that time, I was a dress-obsessed tomboy who often made the boys in my class…

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Lalique’s Elegant Glasswork the Perfect Marriage with Japan’s Royalty – Tokyo Travel Article

Lalique’s Elegant Glasswork the Perfect Marriage with Japan’s Royalty The Art Deco movement of the 1920s and ‘30s came at the height of the French colonial empire when 10 percent of the world was under the control of France, and goods, materials and new forms of art were flowing into the country from Africa and Asia. The Purist faction of Art Deco, led by architect Le Corbusier (who designed the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo), eschewed the frivolous, gaudy designs…

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Culture Day: A Quest For Japanese Traditions – Tokyo Travel Article

Culture Day: A Quest For Japanese Traditions “Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye,” Musashi Miyamoto, one of Japan’s most beloved and respected historical figures, once said, and if there was a day to think about these words a bit more profoundly, it would be no other but today—Culture Day. Bunka no Hi, or Culture Day, celebrated throughout Japan on November 3, is a day officially dedicated to a quest and appreciation for Japanese culture, arts, and academic…

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