The History of Japanese Transportation

Jan 4th, 2009 | By | Category: History & Culture, Museums, Osaka, Tokyo and Vicinity

The evolution of the Japanese transportation system got off to a slow start due to the isolation that preceded the Meiji Period in Japan. The main means of transportation in order of use in Japan are the trains or railways, followed closely by the use of bicycles and lastly by automobiles. The image to the […]

New Year’s Celebration at The Tokyo National Museum

Dec 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Events, Museums, Tokyo and Vicinity

Celebrate New Years with traditional performances and exhibitions at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno.  The museum is hosting some great events on January 2nd and 3rd that are sure to entertain visitors of all ages. On the schedule are the Shishimai (Lion Dance), performed to bring good fortune and health for the upcoming year, […]

The Art of Spies, Women & the Fighting Spirit in Japan

Nov 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Events, Museums

Spies & women have been know for their subtle, and not so subtle, fighting spirit throughout Japan’s long history and the three subjects are featured prominently in art exhibits around Japan this November. “Women Artists in Osaka: 20th Century Art from Japanese-style Bijinga Paintings to the Postwar Avant-Garde” If you were the daughter in upper […]