The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The National Museum Jamaica, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica, officially opened a temporary exhibition titled “The spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts.” This exhibition seeks the understanding of viewers about the brief history of Japanese martial-arts-from battlefield combat techniques to popular sports or physical exercise tempering the body … Continue reading The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters coming to National Gallery

In recent years, interest in Japanese pop culture, particularly anime and manga has dramatically grown all over the world. Jamaica is no exception, with a strong following among young Jamaicans, and this is a significant part of the active cultural exchanges between Japan and Jamaica. The National Gallery of Jamaica is therefore pleased to present … Continue reading JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters coming to National Gallery

Tokyo Game Show 2011 – Highlights, Booth Babes, Cosplay and Showfloor

Yet another stop during my visit to Japan is Tokyo Game Show 2011. I attended on the final day and got buried in a sea of lights, gaming, cosplay, crowds, cosplayers and booth babes. I managed to stay lucid enough at different times to grab some video and photos of what I was seeing and … Continue reading Tokyo Game Show 2011 – Highlights, Booth Babes, Cosplay and Showfloor