Kawaii is what the Japanese call their penchant for cuteness. There are trains in the popular Hello Ktty design / © Photo: Georg Berg

Kawaii. Oh how cute!

Kawaii is an expression of pop culture in Japan and its superstar Hello Kitty. The fan base is growing as the projection screens for the cute kitten

Detail of Yellow Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama on Naoshima / © Photo: Georg Berg

Yayoi Kusama. Art by the sea

Yayoi Kusama is the most famous artist in Japan. In the Setouchi region on the island of Naoshima are her famous pumpkins with polka dots.

Laugh in Translation

On the occasion of the lifting of entry restrictions in October 22, a report on our trip through the Japanese province appears in the Shizuoka Shimbun.

Fuji usually hides behind a veil of clouds and is therefore revered in Japan as a shy goddess / © Photo: Georg Berg

Nature and monument

Some imposing wonders of nature are revered by man as monuments. Some even achieve the status of a deity. For example, Mount Fuji in Japan

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