This is guaranteed to be the extra-credit question on your next history exam!
Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.
The Jomon Tribe project delves into Japan’s prehistoric mystery with a stunning new photographic exhibition.
Japanese visitors are falling in love with the gorgeous gardens and traditional rooms at this atmospheric inn.
History buffs and cosplay fans won’t just look like samurai, but eat like them too on their visit to Kamakura.
Shibuya photography session will give you a literal snapshot of two of the coolest aspects of Japan.
And poses from Kill Bill’s fight choreographer ensure you’ll look fearsome when you get there.
It’s hard to touch money when the person on the note is popping its head out, glaring at you from the bill.
A new website looks back on 150 years of modern Japanese history in visual format.
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?