Category Archives: Culture

Through the years: Ayumi Hamasaki

Recently the biggest news in the Japanese entertainment industry is Namie Amuro’s retirement on 16 September 2018. Namie Amuro was one of the few pioneer artists part of the J-wave fever from the late 1990s to early 2000s. This got … Continue reading

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Pili Fantasy World of Puppet Art 霹靂藝術科幻特展

Two months ago, I was in Taipei specifically for Pili’s latest exhibition: Pili Fantasy World of Puppet Art or 霹靂藝術科幻特展 (if you can read mandarin). This is by far the best puppet exhibition I have ever attended because of its grand … Continue reading

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Enter the World of Pili Puppetry 進入霹靂布袋戲世界

It may seem a little strange that my first travel/cultural experience post is not about Japan but Taiwan. I am not sure how many people feel the same way, but having been to both countries multiple times, to me, Taiwan … Continue reading

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