Ease your mind and find peace through Zen Meditation~

Ease your mind and find peace through Zen Meditation~

                 Overview     The Zazen means a meditation, the Buddhist primarily religious practice. This practice can be usually seen in some specific Japanese Buddhist sects, such as Rinzai School, Soto School etc.), those which used to be commonly believed among Samurai in the past. The significance of this religious practice is to face yourself and to find out who you really are. While other Buddhist sects taught their believers that continuous recitation of five or seven sutra can take them to the heaven,…

Discover Japanese Mind & Hospitality through Tea Ceremony Experience

Discover Japanese Mind & Hospitality through Tea Ceremony Experience

        Overview   Japanese tea ceremony can be widely defined as hospitality, art, philosophy etc. The uniqueness of Japanese tea ceremony is that is not only about enjoying the taste of tea, but it also reflects Japanese cultures and show hospitality to guests. Experiencing the Japanese tea ceremony enables you to discover Japanese’s mind and experience the unique Japanese way of hospitality.         Information   【Name】En 【Address】272, Matsubara-chou, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City 6050063 (at the intersection of Higashioji St and Shinbashi Street)      …

Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show

  Overview Tokyo Game Show is Japan’s biggest video game expo. It is also one of the world’s three major game shows aside from United States and German’s Gamescom.   Event Schedule Autumn Upcoming Event: Tokyo Game Show 2016 Date: September 17 (Sat) ~ 18 (Sun), 2016 Time: 10:00 A.M.~5:00 P.M.  ※The door may be open from 9:30 A.M. depending on the circumstance     How to Purchase Ticket Pre-sale Ticket JPY 1000 (about USD $8.12) On the day Ticket JPY 1200 (about USD $9.15) Elementary Students and below FREE…

Nico Nico Super Conference

Nico Nico Super Conference

  Overview Nico Nico Super Conference is an event with the concept of reproducing “Nico Nico Video” live. In addition to Nico Nico Video user, there are also various exhibitors, Sumo, Pro-Wrestlers, Police, Self-Defense Forces, jumbling together to making a chaos event.   What is Nico Nico Video? The word “Niconico” is a Japanese term meaning “to laugh” or “smile” while “Douga” denotes videos or movies. Niconico Douga is the No. 1 video community site in Japan with a plethora of fun video content that’ll have you “niconico” in no…

J League

J League

      Overview    J League refers to Japan Professional Football League, there are also some of them called J1 League.   How to Purchase Ticket Tickets are available on J League official site http://www.jleague.jp/en/ Firstly, choose a season club or game. Next, choose the type of seats and payment method. Please pay attention to that special seats and VIP seats tickets (reserved ones) might be sold out soon. Sometimes there will be tickets sold on the game day , but it is unsure , thus our suggestion is…

Miyako Odori, Dances of the Capital ~

Miyako Odori, Dances of the Capital ~

               Overview     Miyako Odori is a traditional Japanese style dance show annually held in April. It is not only the traditional dance show, but also watch tea serving procedure by Geisha. You can also enjoy the traditional tea experience before the show (“Special Class Ticket” only).   The first show took place in 1872, soon after the Meiji Revolution. Nobuatsu Nagatani, Kyoto’s prefectural governor and vice governor, Masanao Makimura at that time had held an exhibition as a part of his policies to…

Comic Market ~ Heaven of all comics, anime, and Doujinshi Lovers !

Comic Market ~ Heaven of all comics, anime, and Doujinshi Lovers !

                   Overview     “Comic Market” or also known as Comiket is the world biggest manga, anime, and doujinshi fair. It is held twice a year; once during August known as NatsuComi, and once during December, known as FuyuComi, at Tokyo Big Sight near Ariake in Odaiba, Tokyo. This three-day event gathered almost 600,000 people. *Doujinshi is a Japanese term for self-published work, usually manga novels or manga.              Event Schedule     Summer: August (Obon) ・Winter: December (New…

Animelo Summer Live . . . A MUST GO SHOW for Anime Song Lovers

Animelo Summer Live . . . A MUST GO SHOW for Anime Song Lovers

           Overview     Anime Summer Live, ‘Anisama’ is the world biggest anime’s song live concert. The performers are singers and voice actors that specialized in singing anime songs. There are also special unit which derived from voice actors. One of the highlights of this concert is the collaboration of artists from many different labels, which is quite rare.              Event Schedule     The concert is held annually for three days on the last Friday, Saturday, Sunday of August Upcoming Event: Animelo…

Wonder Festival, the largest figures exhibition and market!

Wonder Festival, the largest figures exhibition and market!

                    Overview   Wonder Festival is the world largest Garage Kit (Figures) sales and exhibition event. Regardless of being a pro or an amateur, this event allows figure makers to bring their creation to display and sell in the event. Though the main event is about exhibiting and selling figures, there are also free markets and cosplay. The highlight of this event is that companies that holds characters’s copyright allows buying selling the characters figure for a day. In other words,…

Battleground of Cosplayers from all over the world, World Cosplay Summit ~ where Anime character comes to life!

Battleground of Cosplayers from all over the world, World Cosplay Summit ~ where Anime character comes to life!

               Overview     World Cosplay Summit is the world largest cosplay festival. Cosplayers from Japan and all over the world gather in this event to meet and have international culture exchange, as well as take pictures, and enjoy the world largest cosplay parade. Moreover, there is “Cosplay Championship”, where representative cosplayer from each country prepares a stage performance to compete for the championship.             Event Schedule     Around the end of July ~ Early August Upcoming event:…