Understated Elegance at Kimono Photo Studio Wa

Kimonos have to be my absolute favorite element of Japanese culture (that and toe socks, but that’s a less glamorous facet). Perhaps it’s my love...

By Juliette Olah
October 28, 2015 | Art & Culture

Artisan Shops and a Hammock Cafe at 2k540

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan is an unusually named shopping precinct located fittingly 2.54 kilometers from Tokyo Station. This method of measuring distances out of Tokyo was...

By Cheryl White
October 7, 2015 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Daikanyama Photo Fair 2015

One of Tokyo's biggest photography events of the year is back this week, with 20 galleries showing works at venues all across Daikanyama. In addition...

By The Savvy Team
September 23, 2015 | Art & Culture

Sayoko Yamaguchi Exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Attention fashion followers and art buffs: a new and exciting exhibit is now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and it's a...

By Chanyn Kirtman
May 29, 2015 | Art & Culture, Fashion

Learn About and Make Your Own Japanese “Wagara” Patterns

The next time you see a traditional kimono, a Japanese hand towel or a purse, take a close look at the patterns. Notice anything familiar?...

By WaNavi Japan
February 11, 2015 | Art & Culture

Yokohama’s Art Deco Walk

The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 was devastating for the booming cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. In particular Yokohama, which had hitherto seen fabulous growth...

By Cheryl White
January 15, 2015 | Art & Culture, Out & About

Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair

Starting next week, the Takashimaya Shinjuku store will be hosting the 58th Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair, where visitors will be able to shop gorgeous, handmade...

By The Savvy Team
January 14, 2015 | Art & Culture

Wa Space Christmas Gift Ideas

Have you started to hear the ting, ting-ting-a-ling of sleigh bells a-ring-a-ling? Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas or is jack frost nipping...

By Cheryl White
December 3, 2014 | Art & Culture

Kasama: Getting Crafty in Ibaraki

Japan is a nation of craftspeople: brushmakers, food artists, textile and laquerware masters, papermakers, woodblock carvers, ceramicists. And while Japanese ceramics certainly need no introduction...

By Cynthia Popper
November 6, 2014 | Art & Culture, Out & About

Modern Japanese Art at Wa Space, Akasaka

Wa Space is an exciting new gallery in Tokyo. Conceived and designed by the effervescent Dominic Carter, it is located just off the beaten path...

By Cheryl White
October 31, 2014 | Art & Culture

Toklyon Art Exhibit by Khwezi Strydom

For the first time in Japan, art lovers can check out the works of Khwezi Strydom at a special solo exhibition. The artist was born...

By The Savvy Team
August 6, 2014 | Art & Culture