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Tour in English! Art Deco at the Teien Museum
Did you know there’s a gem of Art Deco architecture right in the center of Tokyo? And that it’s open to the public and easily visited? This charming building is the Prince Asaka residence, built in 1933 for a member … Continue reading
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Coming up, Dec. 19: Art Deco Tour in Tokyo, in English!
Japan’s cultural offerings are hard to access if you don’t know Japanese. Few museums provide more than cursory signage in English, and tours and audio guides are generally only in Japanese. Foreign visitors understandably feel frustrated with the experience they … Continue reading
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