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Anna Maude

Anna is a freelance writer, curator, lecturer and art historian based in Tokyo. She is a specialist in eighteenth and nineteenth century British prints and brings her eye for detail and the historically interesting to her experience of twenty-first century Tokyo. She particularly enjoys exploring the city with her two young children in tow, searching for pockets of beauty, unique glimpses of Japanese culture, and fun, green spaces to play in.

Articles by Anna

One of the great joys of living in a city like Tokyo is the frequent occurrence of the unexpected. Small surprises can brighten your day and make you look at the city…

Summer in Tokyo is notoriously hot. Some love going to the beach or mountain, but the art lovers have something else in mind. A scorching summer can’t get you in the cool…

With many places closing, reopening and then closing again in the past few months, people’s plans have been thrown into disarray. Fortunately, there are still some Tokyo exhibitions to see in June…

As the sakura snow settles on the streets and the spring sunshine warms the air, it is hard not to feel uplifted at the start of Tokyo’s most celebrated season. If all…

Spring is swiftly approaching and the end of the current state of emergency in Tokyo is within sight. If the plum blossoms and warm sunshine are encouraging you to get out and…

February heralds the first fleeting signs of spring, and with that, perhaps, a subtle nudge towards a more positive outlook for the year ahead. Keeping that positive spirit in mind, here are…

It’s January and it’s cold, the holidays are over and another state of emergency has been called in Tokyo and ten other prefectures. Things may be looking a bit bleak right now,…

For many of us, December is usually a month of parties, social gatherings, twinkling lights, excessive amounts of food and drink, and plenty of good cheer. With travel and large gatherings still…