The Metro-classic Japanese

Your guide to modern yet traditional Japan.

Great Tokyo weekend hangouts: Nihonbashi

By |2021-01-23T18:34:40+09:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Places in Tokyo, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Nihonbashi is a must-go location for second-timers to Tokyo looking to experience a modern yet cultural Japan. As a Tokyo local, show host Kyota Ko introduces his reasons for having made Nihonbashi one of his favorite weekend hangout place.

Hilarious! Shunga: early modern Japanese porno-artistic paintings

By |2020-12-16T10:12:58+09:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Japanese art, Japanese history, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

"Japanese culture, once upon a time, encouraged and celebrated sex openly. Now we do so secretly." Shungas are windows to the sexually liberal lives and ideologies of 17th to 19th century Japanese people. And simply fun to look at, too.

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