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Zoria Petkoska

Tokyo Weekender commissioning editor and a polyglot, polymath, published poet. Or simply, a curious cat. Can be overly opinionated about coffee. Zoria is a neo-Tokyoite telling stories about the city in many forms. She loves all the things you would expect – travel, coffee, cyberpunk, concrete walls, power lines. The rattle of trains in the distance.

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Articles by Zoria

The humans of Tokyo make this metropolis pulse with energy. TW checks in with four of the many Tokyo voices that make the cacophony a symphony. Stephanie Crohin, Sento Ambassador & Interior…

On the day we meet with Kengo Kuma, his Tokyo office is bathed in light and we can hear the muffled rustle from Baiso-in Temple’s bamboo trees below. This glass-walled meeting room…

Let your mind conjure the image of the stoic sullen craftsman. Furrowed brow, few words, sunk in his world. Kimiaki Kono, a Tokyo shamisen craftsman, takes that image, considers it for a…

Tokyo Weekender’s series TW Creatives features various works by Japan-based writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators and other creatives in a bid to provide one additional platform for them to exhibit their talent. The…

When will art make you money? When pigs fly. However, NFT art seems to be making money and the pig mascot of the GrowYourBase NFT membership site has wings. Blockchain Art Exchange (BAE),…

Exactly 70 years ago, on July 3, 1951, Japanese people from the capital lined up for softcream for the first time ever. That fateful American Independence Day pre-event later came to be…

Traveling and moving disrupts your life in both good and bad ways. A common gripe among expats is how your hair throws a tantrum when you wash it with unfamiliar water and…

The tranquility of Japan’s temples and is hearty and healthy, and chasing it down with shrines, vast landscapes, healthy food and an onsen soak all make for a wellness vacation, or “wellcation.”…