What is modern popular music in Japan?
The concept of modern Japanese pop music in a broader sense also refers to Japanese rock music, which is why many Japanese rock musicians rank some of their work as…

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What is modern popular music in Japan?
The concept of modern Japanese pop music in a broader sense also refers to Japanese rock music, which is why many Japanese rock musicians rank some of their work as…

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What to try in Japan?
The country has managed to maintain ancient traditions, but at the same time prefers to follow the ultramodern development path. Here, the cities of the future strangely coexist with the…

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Anime and Manga as Contemporary Art in Japan

What is anime and manga? The simplest definition looks like this:
Manga are Japanese comics.
Anime is a Japanese animation.

It is often believed that the terms “manga” and “anime” are limited to some genres (fiction, fantasy) and graphic styles (realism, “big eyes”). This is not true. The terms “manga” and “anime” define only the basic culture on the basis of which the corresponding works are created.

There is not a single country in the world in which such attention is paid to comics and animation. The creators of the popular Japanese comics are very wealthy people (Takahashi Rumiko is one of the richest women in Japan), the most famous of them are national celebrities, manga makes up about a quarter of all printed materials produced in Japan Continue reading

The most popular Japanese drummer band YAMATO in the world

Yamato, the world’s most popular group of Japanese drummers, celebrates its anniversary in Moscow – 20 years of the show! On April 4, 5 and 7 in Moscow, on the stage of the Theater of the Russian Army, the Yamato taiko samurai will present a new magnificent show to the court of sophisticated Moscow spectators, combining the most precious numbers and memoirs from 20 years of history and new plots.

For Japanese Yamato drummers (“Yamato”), the drums became an inspiration, through self-realization and the meaning of life at the same time.

The identity of this collective is expressed in everything. Armed with dozens of different drums, Japanese Continue reading

Ken Watanabe
Ken was born on October 21, 1959 in a small mountain village in Niigata Prefecture. Ken's parents were teachers, but their two children preferred cinema: Ken's sister, Yuki Watanabe, also…

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ABOUT KOGEN THEATER
The Kyogen Theater, of which we are actors, is the oldest theater in Japan. Perhaps you can even say that this is one of the oldest theaters in the world.…

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HIROKAZU KORE-EDA: UNSUMPENT MEMORIES
Whatever skeptics say, we cherish our memories. But do we ourselves know about this? Acquired life experience is nothing more than a collection of memories. Both the good ones, pushing…

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