Art can enlighten, confer, challenge, provoke. Sometimes it can transform a whole community. A clear illustration of this statement is the 5.5 square-mile island of Naoshima, located in the Inland Sea of Japan.
At one time, Mitsubishi’s metal recycling plant was the largest employer in Naosima. In fact, it is still the largest employer – just not as big as it once was. Continue reading
Spring in Japan can only mean one thing: sakura blossom.
Located between long, brutal winter months and humid hot summer, spring is the most popular time of year for tourism in Japan, both domestic and foreign. Sakura tours to Japan allow you to plunge into this contagious atmosphere when parks are filled with revelers, and snacks and blossoms of cherry blossoms are on the supermarket shelves. Continue reading