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What is Japanese Traditional Kawaii Hinamatsuri Festival??

Do you know a festival celebrating girls “Hina-matsuri”(ひな祭り)? It is a Japanese traditional festival which families with girls arrange their collections of a type of Japanese doll called “hina” into a display. Hishimochi (rice cake colored in pink, white and green),Shirozake (rice winet and peach fl […]

旅と食
A must-see secret tourist spot of Kyoto, Yougenin Temple!

Kyoto is the best city you can feel Japanese tradition and culture. You can experience various Japanese traditions and cultures in Kyoto. Also, there are a lot of good photo spots. So, these days Kyoto is very crowded. In this article, we introduce a well-kept-scret place of Kyoto, Yougenin(養源院)Temp […]

日本美術
From pin-ups to fashion! Kitagawa Utamaro’s ukiyo-e portrait prints

The development of mass-produced color woodblock prints in mid-18th century Japan helped fuel a demand for commoner art and created a new commercial art market. Printing of woodblock prints was highly competitive with publishers wanting to sell as many as possible. How does one stay ahead of the gam […]

日本美術
Goddesses of Beauty: Japan’s Kisshoten and the Roman Venus

In Japan, as in the West, people produced beautiful paintings and sculptures in the images of their gods and deities. Through these figures, people expressed both their love for their gods and their desire for divine aid and good fortune. In a testament to the mysterious powers of art, people wholeh […]

日本美術
What’s Trending in Japanese Art for Spring-Summer 2018

Over the recent years, interest in Japanese art exhibitions have been increasing. Looking back to the past 3 years, the staff at Waraku Magazine label 2015 the year of Rimpa art, 2016 the year of artist Ito Jakuchu, and 2017 was undoubtedly the year of Japanese National Treasures and the sculptor, U […]

工芸
Thousand-Armed Kannon Deity Takes Divine Omnipresence to a Whole New Level

Located in Osaka as Fujii-dera Temple’s main image of worship, the “Seated Thousand-armed Kannon Bosatsu” brings new meaning to the ideas of divine intervention and the omnipresence of divine beings. A closer look reveals that this statue comprises of eleven heads, a total of 1,041 arms, and an impr […]

日本美術
The Eccentric Animal Caricatures of Ito Jakuchu’s India Ink Paintings

From sumo wrestling frogs and drunken mice to downright adorable monkeys, the comically whimsical creatures of Japanese painting genius, 伊藤若冲 (Ito Jakuchu, 1716-1800), are easy to appreciate even for those unfamiliar with Japanese art. In recent years, this Kyoto-based artist and his wide array of a […]

日本美術
Drawing Paradise: the Spiritual Art of Ito Jakuchu and Paul Gauguin

Throughout history, art has served as a means for connecting to and expressing spirituality; art provides a natural vehicle for exploring the transcendental while the process of creating art can act as a form of philosophical meditation. Across cultures around the world, religious passion and contem […]

日本美術
The Power of Design in Japanese Rimpa Folding Screens

Often, the decorative style or sensibility in Japanese art known as 琳派 (Rimpa, alternately spelled Rinpa) offers an exaggerated and poetic expression of Nature. Simplified yet extremely detailed and presented in bold colors, crisp forms, the natural subjects take on an ornamental and abstract qualit […]

旅と食
Kyoto’s Most Popular Sweets, Perfect for Souvenirs

5 treats to pick up in Kyoto Kyoto is famous for its rich culture and history as one of Japan’s ancient capitals, its refined aesthetics as the birthplace of Japanese tea ceremony, and for its cuisine. After visiting Kyoto and enjoying all it has to offer, it’s nice to bring back reminders of one’s […]

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