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),…

The Games will go on. Whether or not spectators will be allowed in the venues of the Tokyo 2020 Games is still being decided, but you can still watch the action from…

The Japanese proverb “Nana korobi ya oki” which roughly translates as “fall down seven times, get up eight,” reflects the Japanese spirit and how we should learn from victory, but learn even more from a…

Mitsuko Mori died in 2012, but her impact on Japan’s entertainment culture resounds. As a prolific actress, presenter, singer and otherwise multitalent, her contributions to comedy, theater, TV and other corners of…

One of Japan’s most renowned living artists, Hiroshi Senju is based in New York but often spends time in Japan. He’s known globally for his famous waterfall paintings using the traditional Nihonga painting…

From a small city in southern France to Tokyo, TW photographer Allan Abani talks us through his style evolution, favorite camera and source of inspiration

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 30 today and to celebrate we thought we’d look at some Japanese video game characters who have become global icons. As well as the speedy blue hedgehog, we’ve…

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…

After 15 years on stage and on camera in various forms of entertainment all over the world, Australian cross-dressing Kawaiicore metal singer and pro-wrestler Ladybeard has joined with Japanese pop idols Kotomi and…

Even if you don’t know what the word “kawaii” means, you’re surely aware of kawaii culture. It pervades almost every aspect of life in Japan. When a girl is girly, she’s deemed kawaii. When a…

We are all different, we are all equal. It’s more important than ever to remember this as we mobilize the fight against racism, discrimination, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance. Having diverse perspectives and…

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 works submitted…