Geisha and their apprentice “maiko” learn how to defend themselves from an attack in a class given by police officers at the Yasaka Kurabu theater in Kyoto’s Higashiyama Ward on Dec. 17. (Yuki Kubota)
Kyoto’s geisha, maiko learn how to ward off attackers
KYOTO--Dozens of geisha and their apprentice “maiko” took a class in the art of self-defense for protection against unwelcome attention while walking alone on dark, deserted streets at night.
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Seiji Tarao holds “A Guide to the Mysteries of the Kojiki” in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture. (Tadashi Sugiyama)
English guidebook features Sanin sites in Japanese mythology
YONAGO, Tottori Prefecture--After years of editing, a travel guidebook is available in English describing sites in the Sanin region that were portrayed in Japan’s oldest history book.
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A trailer, key visuals, anime cuts and voice cast members for the much-anticipated feature film adaptation of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series are now available, raising expectations among fans.
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A scene from the animated short "Henry's Red Shoes" (Provided by Takayuki Nakamura)
Filmmakers realize Japanese-American monk's dream
YOKOHAMA--An animated short that echoes the life of a Japanese-American incarcerated in a U.S. internment camp who later became a Zen monk in Japan will start screening here this weekend.
Filmmaker captures essence of Tatsumi's 'gekiga' manga artistry
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Kudzu soup with fat oysters (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
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The warmth received while eating a bowl of kudzu soup with fat oysters is good for loosening up a body that has stiffened in the cold winter weather.
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