Like this post? Help us by sharing it! The image of Hokusai’s majestic wave arcing a dwarfed Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic representations of Japan, and arguably the most famous piece of Japanese art internationally. The Great Wave off Kanagawa has reproduction prints, keyrings, backpacks, t-shirts, scarves, cushions and phone cases (we […]
Like this post? Help us by sharing it! First-timers to Tokyo expecting towering skyscrapers, cutting-edge technology and neon lights will not be disappointed. The dazzling vertical shop signs alongside striking adverts vying for attention have become attractions in their own right. So where are the best places to find them? Like this post? Help us […]
Like this post? Help us by sharing it! In issue #4 of our travel magazine, East we asked readers to wield a camera in the heart of the action, or relive energetic moments in their travel snaps for our “movement” themed photography competition. An enthusiastic bunch, we were inundated with shots; from the hustle and bustle of Shibuya to […]
Like this post? Help us by sharing it! Many associate coin-operated photo booths with one of two experiences: having your passport photograph taken – an activity heavy with rules and regulations including having a “neutral expression”. Or black and white overzealous, and unflattering, photographs of a hemmed in group of friends. In Japan, they do […]
Like this post? Help us by sharing it! Adrian Furner won our first-ever East photo competition prize – a luxury family holiday to Tokyo and Kyoto, combining highlights from Osaka and Nara. We’ve gathered a few of our favourite travel snaps from this Japan second-timer. Like this post? Help us by sharing it!