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Japanese Culture

Floating wonderment

The more things change, the more things stay the same. A new exhibition at New York's Japan Society, entitled "Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints", looks at the relationship between modern art and the ukiyo-e woodblock prints that were popular in Japan during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 3:44pm

Life of geisha still alluring for girls

Wrapped in a beige satin kimono, with her face painted white and the edges of her eyes defined in crimson, 15-year-old Tomitae debuted as a maiko - or 'novice geisha' - at the annual Gion Odori, or dance performance, in Kyoto last month.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The Geisha and the Monk

The Geisha and the Monk by Julian D. Bound Sol Publishing (e-book)

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

HK Streets


Glasses: Dita Top: unknown Pants: Opening Ceremony


Towel: Tenugui Shirt: Freemans Sporting Club Jeans: Levi's Shoes: Vans x Supreme


Glasses: unknown Sweater: Matthew Williamson Tee: H&M


8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Tourism board goes all out for summer

The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has launched a campaign to win over tourists who, in the wake of the March 11 disasters, are in two minds about whether to visit the Land of the Rising Sun.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Meet and greet

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Girls turn heartache into a positive cause

When Hu Li-ting, a native English-speaking teacher of Holy Angels Canossian School in Hung Hom, spotted an anonymous message on the wall outside the classroom, she was very moved.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Hanasaku Iroha (anime)

As an otaku and writer of this column, I read a fair amount of manga and watch a lot of anime, pastimes I love. But in order to write reviews, I often end up watching shows I would never have considered worth my time - and most of the time I'm proven right.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Show your love for Japan's children

Young Post is running the 'From Hong Kong with Love' campaign to support Save the Children (STC) work in Japan. STC has set up child-friendly spaces for those who lost their homes in the earthquake and tsunami. Make an origami crane, write a message on its wings and make a donation to help STC create more safe areas.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

From HK to Japan with all our love

When a disaster such as the earthquake that struck Japan happens, it is really hard to find ways to reach the victims and show our support and compassion.

In Japan, folding a thousand origami paper cranes is a symbol of good luck, happiness and peace. Why not show the Japanese people our support through their own tradition and make a thousand origami cranes (or more!)?

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am