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Tea Ceremony Etiquette

Oda Nobunaga and Sen no Rikyu, Rikyu, 1989

Japanese-beloved historic hero, Oda Nobunaga initiated the unification of Japan under the shogunate, the militaristic dictatorship, during the late 16th century. During this time, Nobunaga’s tea master, Sen no Rikyu, established the Japanese tea ceremony, which the shoguns used to talk politics and to display their wealth and power. Today, it is most often used to show hospitality to guests, ... Read More »

Entertaining Guide Book: COOL JAPAN

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Cool Japan is going to rock your world! Museyon Guides is proud to announce our 16th original title: Cool Japan. The book is hitting the stores and online sellers in one week on November 1st! From the Japanese heroes of the past to the 100%-unique culture of the present-day Japan, from Tokyo to Kyoto and Tohoku region, this book is ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

Sapporo Snow Festival

  Celebrate: This is the last weekend for the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan. This festival began in 1950 when students left six snow sculptures in Odori Park but now, teams from not only Japan but all over the world compete in an International Snow Statue Contest. There is also a Snowman Competition, where everyone can try their hand at ... Read More »

News: New Japan Fest from ATP

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  Continuing their path to cover every corner of the Globe, All Tomorrow’s Parties have announced their latest endeavour: their first event in Japan. The “I’ll Be Your Mirror” event (named for the b-side to The Velvet Underground’s original All Tomorrow’s Parties 7″ single) will take place at Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan on Sunday 27th February 2011 and is produced ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…Fuji Rock

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In 1997, Fuji Rock was held at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Now, 13 years on, the festival is still rocking but is held nowhere near Mount Fuji. Currently the festival takes place in Naeba, a winter ski resort up in forested mountains, making it one of the most scenic of all the summer fests. Because of the ... Read More »

Lost in Translation + Travel

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Lost in Translation takes place over the course of a few days in Japan and follows the unlikely friendship of an aging actor, Bill Murray, and a newly graduated, newly married girl, Scarlett Johansson. The film was nominated for four Oscars and won for best original screenplay. The locations used in the movie were all real and many you can ... Read More »

Birds on A Wire, Japan’s Penis Festival, and An Abstract Artist Battle Royale

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  At London’s Barbican, zebra finches play guitar for the pleasure of museum goers—play “Freebird”, dudes! (Guardian UK)   Only 33 years after its last use, France has opened a museum dedicated to their favorite method of capital punishment, the guillotine. (Guardian)   If you’re liable to blush or giggle at the sight of giant wooden weewees and whowhodillys, you ... Read More »

Sunday’s Oscar Wins Continue to Bring Attention to Controversial Locations

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  Let’s give one last great round of applause to the Oscar winners last night. While the show itself was a tad dull, being the creators of a travel-guide series that tours you through the world’s most famous film locations, we were thrilled by the virtual global voyage the Academy Awards offered. while James Cameron’s “Avatar” picked up scores of ... Read More »

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