Fully "getting" what goes on in the Ghibli film Spirited Away may be difficult without some knowledge of Japanese culture. Here are useful cultural insights to enjoy the epic Miyazaki film two fold.
"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.
Botanical artists SUGISAKI Kiyohiko and Fumiko are at the forefront of Japanese botanical art. Their artwork represents humanity's love towards nature.
Remembering these 3 simple keywords will help to get your money's worth the next time you go to a Japanese art exhibit.
The Tokyo Station area is an amusement park of clever cityscape designs. If you are into design, here is a list of locations you can see, admission free, on your next visit.