July 28, 2016
The plain, unassuming wooden dolls called kokeshi are believed to have originated about 200 years ago in hot spring resorts in northeast Japan. A popular souvenir for children, they later drew the attention of collectors and these days are captivating...
What makes Japanese hot springs so great? What makes a haunted house fun? What’s a cool place in Tokyo to grab a drink? Peter Barakan picks five shows that made a big impression on him.
What lies behind the Japanese passion for long-distance running? This edition of Japanology Plus is sure to have sports-lovers dreaming about a running tour of Japan!
Peter Barakan is a Tokyo-based freelance broadcaster, who has been creating and presenting radio programs featuring an eclectic mix of music for 35 years. Born in London in 1951, he studied Japanese at the University of London’s School of Oriental and...
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1973, Matt’s interest in Japan was first kindled by robot toys in his childhood. These days the whole world loves anime, sushi, and countless other aspects of Japanese culture, but things were quite different back then. After majoring...
Emma is a British actor from London who is based in Japan. Her interest in acting started when she was very young, and she had roles in lots of productions at a drama club associated with the Theatre Royal Norwich. She studied acting at Mountview Theatre...