Be a Part of Tuna Auction in the World Largest Fish Market ~ Tsukiji Market

Be a Part of Tuna Auction in the World Largest Fish Market ~ Tsukiji Market

        Overview       Tsukiji Market is the world’s biggest market located in central Tokyo. The market is divided into three 3 sections: seafood, vegetable/fruits, and processed goods, which totaled up to more than 480 kinds of food. Among these three sections in the market, fish market is most famous and unique.   Early every morning, there is a famous tuna auction where tourists are can freely see it. In the market, you can see a unique way of aunction called “Teyari(手槍)”, where only hand gestures is…

Wanna Japanese comedy? Try Rakugo!

Wanna Japanese comedy? Try Rakugo!

    Overview   You may imagine that rakugo is just a comic storytelling which is similar to stand-up comedy in the Western world, but just that rakugo is perform while kneeling on a cushion. However, rakugo is much more sophisticated form of performing art because it needs performers to be apprenticed to a master and learn the skills and spirit of rakugo for several years. The rakugo originate from Otogisyu, people who serve their warlords to give the news around the world and also during a small talk in…

Noh ~ The charm of stillness, the story beyond the mask

Noh ~ The charm of stillness, the story beyond the mask

           Overview      Noh is the Japanese oldest stage performance which originates from Muromachi period. It derived from ancient music and dance dedicated to the Gods. Unlike Kabuki, Noh emphasizes ‘calmness’ and ‘stillness’ of the performance. You have to use your imagination to fully understand the meaning of performer’s subtle action and expression of the masks that they wear to immerse yourself into the world of noh.            Theaters      There are a lot of noh theaters all over Japan….

Luxurious Tokyo Sightseeing Experience? Yakatabune (Japanese Houseboat)!

Luxurious Tokyo Sightseeing Experience? Yakatabune (Japanese Houseboat)!

               Overview      Yakatabune are a kind of private Japanese boat, where people ride for sightseeing or holding party with friends and families. You can enjoy sightseeing in Tokyo in an unconventional way−−− from boat. You can enjoy the sight Tokyo’s bayside where you can see many unique bridges along river, Skytree, and Odaiba. During spring, you can enjoy a beautiful river view with cherry blossoms. While in summer, you enjoy fireworks. Traditional Japanese food is also served on boat. You will enjoy…

Too Beautiful to Eat, Japanese Candy Craft Art~

Too Beautiful to Eat, Japanese Candy Craft Art~

             Overview      Candy craft can be found in many countries around the world such as China, Thailand, Taiwan, and even in Western countries. However, the most unique point in Japanese candy craft is in its very detailed and realistic look. There are wide varieties of design of candies; from anime characters to ikebana (traditional Japanese flower arrangement) arts.            Information      【Name】Ameshin (アメシン) 【Address】1F 1-4-3, Imado, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0024   【Access】 Approximately 10 – 15min walk from Asakusa…

Rewind the story of the past through the gorgeous Kabuki Performance~

Rewind the story of the past through the gorgeous Kabuki Performance~

                   Overview      Kabuki is one of Japanese traditional stage performances. Its history dates back to Edo era, when Izumono Okuni, a female shaman of Izumo Taisha Shrine, started a dance performance in Kyoto. Originally women played in the Kabuki performance, but since late Edo era, only men are allowed to perform on stage. The word ‘Kabuki’ derives from a Japanese word ‘kabuku’, meaning being out of the ordinary or dressing in extravagant attire. You can feel the meaning of this…