Black&Gold

Black&Gold

Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and popular temples. The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon. The goddess of mercy, out...
Evening blossom

Evening blossom

A visit to Tokyo in late March or early April isn’t complete without a hanami (flower-viewing) session to see Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms or sakura. If you can’t get enough of these tiny, delicate blossoms in the daytime, they’re just as...
Hikarigaoka park, Nerima-ku, Japan

Hikarigaoka park, Nerima-ku, Japan

A pillar of anime history, surrounded by neighborhood parks and gardens. Nerima City, a central, yet beautifully green neighborhood, is well known among anime fans as the birthplace of the industry. It’s home to multiple production studios, and evidence of that...
Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha)

Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha)

The Ushiku Daibutsu (“Great Buddha of Ushiku”) in Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Stands 120 meters tall and is one of the world’s highest Buddha sculptures. In comparison, Nara’s Daibutsu at Todaiji Temple is barely 15 meters tall. And fits...
CAPSULE Tower is about to Disappear

CAPSULE Tower is about to Disappear

According to the building’s new owners, one of Japan’s most distinctive works of contemporary architecture, the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo. Will be demolished this month. The decision ends years of uncertainty surrounding the eye-catching structure....
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