Kyoto is an iconic location, synonymous with photogenic imagery of autumn leaves, glimpses of geisha and serene temples. But the former capital of Japan has much more to offer than the traditional…

Images of “The Great Wave” by Katsushika Hokusai are so ubiquitous that nearly 200 years after the original woodblock print’s creation, not only is the piece displayed in top museums around the…

British author Nicolás Obregón has written three novels featuring half-Japanese inspector Kosuke Iwata: Blue Light Yokohama, Sins as Scarlet, and Black Suit City (set for release in 2019). Andreas Neuenkirchen is the…

Japanese calligraphy, or shodo, is the ancient art of writing beautifully. It uses all three Japanese scripts and often evokes images of traditional settings and elderly sensei. We met up with Wakana…

Taiko troupe Drum Tao are equally known for their drumming skills as they are for their explosive stage performances. Though wadaiko (Japanese drums) brings forth images of traditional festivals, Drum Tao fuses…

“That was like super hell,” says Naoya Inose. “I don’t even remember the past three days.” Inose’s travels from his London art studio to Ginza where his current exhibition is underway are…

“As architects, we feel it’s important to leave our egos at the door when designing,” Yui Tezuka tells TW. “We aren’t interested in creating elaborate buildings or facilities that require in-depth explanations…

At five years old, Ibuki Kuramochi could often be found drawing portraits of customers at her grandfather’s sake shop in Gunma Prefecture, delighting them with her already impressive talent. Later at age…

It was a chilly autumn evening in November 2017 when Adam Isfendiyar gathered together a couple of cardboard boxes, some masking tape, a sleeping bag and other overnight supplies and headed to…

In June 2018, Rosaria Iazetta, an Italian artist and professor of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples in Italy, packed her bags and set off on her yellow motorcycle…

As this month marks 50 years since the violent Shinjuku Riot (Shinjuku Sōran) of 1968, TW looks back on the events that led to it, and showcases the photographs of Hitomi Watanabe…

Sanagi Shinjuku, a borderless place where people can communicate through various cultures such as food, arts, music, and events is holding a series of exhibitions called the Arts of Autumn. The exhibitions,…