Officials and craftsmen in Higashi-Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, home to “hosokawa-shi” paper, celebrate the designation of "washi" as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage on Nov. 27. (Shiro Nishihata)
'Washi' paper-making tradition inscribed on U.N. heritage list
PARIS--Japan’s traditional art of making “washi” paper has been officially added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, giving the millennium-old craft fresh attention as the country’s latest U.N.-recognized...
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Dancers in cosplay costumes perform on huge robots at the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo on Nov. 13. (Makiko Ikenaga)
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Hideaki Anno (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Screening of Anno's works, kabuki performance among highlights of...
A mix of the new and the old played a supporting role in the 27th installment of the Tokyo International Film Festival, which wrapped up Oct. 31.
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Poster exhibition honoring Ken Takakura opens in Tokushima
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Spicy chicken and konnyaku (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
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