Is Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop (2021) a faithful adaptation of the 1998 anime? No. Absolutely not. It mostly looks the part but with all the things it gets wrong, the set pieces and…

Depending on what kind of kaiju monster fan you are, ziplining into Godzilla’s mouth might be a nightmare or a dream. Either way, you can now try exactly that at Nijigen no…

Creating a documentary film is no mean feat. Even a short-length documentary can take a substantial period of time when you include planning, interviews, shooting schedules, editing, coloring, adding a soundtrack and…

A visit to the most prominent shrines and temples of Tokyo, from Meiji to Sensoji, is high on the agenda of most who arrive in the city for the first time. They…

Japanese architecture is full of surprises. In one location you’ll often see delicate traditional buildings mixed in with stoic modern ones as well as something kitsch. There are also many museums in…

There’s nothing really quite like a hearty hot pot to ward off the chill of winter. It’s a versatile dish you can throw together at home and an easy way to encourage…

Shohei Ohtani was today named as the American League’s (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP). The second man from this country to receive the award after Ichiro Suzuki, many believe he is on…

Juan Carlos Ortiz Pozos was born in a remote mountain village in the Pyrenees but has lived in cities like Barcelona, Milan, Paris and Melbourne. He has called Tokyo home for close…

This has been broken beautifully.” Yoshiko Kuge says as she surveys the pieces of what was once my plate. I hadn’t thought that a broken tableware could elicit such admiration, and for…

When it comes to wardrobe styling, fashion stylists focus on clothing mix and match, so we have more coordinated combinations to wear in daily life. But there is also the mix and…

During the Edo Period (1603 – 1868), if you weren’t a samurai, farmer, craftsperson, merchant, or priest, they didn’t consider you a human in Japan. The bulk of the people outside those…

The 34th Tokyo International Film Festival drew to a close on Monday after 10 days of screenings. This year a total of 126 films were selected from a record 29,414 admissions. Here’s…