800 years after its creation, the Scrolls of Frolicking Animals are still inspiring new content, thanks to the anime studio Hayao Miyazaki built.
While many believe the tradition of making the ghost-like doll can be traced back to a bald-headed monk, history suggests it actually began with a small girl.
Just like their inspirations protected swordsmen’s hands, these coasters will guard your kitchen table’s varnish.
Fashion accessories will have you ready to turn heads, defeat foes.
And the process it uses to color them isn’t what you might expect.
Unlike yours truly, Japan looks even better in super high def.
On November 7, 1937, the Los Angeles Examiner published a prescient map predicting how Imperial Japan could attack the US during World War II.
Just be sure you’re wearing proper 19th-century attire – you don’t want to get any funny looks.
Centuries-old earthenware plate gets a special assist from a kitty in becoming an ultra-rare, ultra-cute antique.
One of the Meiji Period’s most prolific artists painted more cats than you might have expected.
Japanese commenters aren’t so impressed with modern cityscapes, but are they just being nitpicky?
These gorgeous illustrations of workers’ uniforms over the past century and a half is sure to charm lovers of seifuku [uniforms] everywhere!
From Castle Day to Haircut Day, there’s an old-school, black-and-white video for any occasion!
Tokyo resident is the first foreign member of the Hattori Hanzo Ninja Squad.
Japan is looking for a few good shinobi.
Fires, floods, and famine have all been a part of Japan’s historical past.
“From birth to death, a woman must never forget to display fondness and affection … a woman will surely experience a life of sorrow without it.”
Performers sought to play the role of two of Nagoya’s greatest historical heroes.
A lot has happened in the past 20 years of Poké-history, and now we have it conveniently summarized for us in nine info-packed minutes.
Time to strap on your katana and kabuto, history buffs.