Art

Shibuya Crossing picture-in-picture seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 19 June 2018

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. This […]

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Maction Planet guests at teamLab Borderless on a Tokyo Private Tour

MORI Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless – The World’s First Digital Art Museum

We often refer to Tokyo as Art Capital of the World, and our friends at art collective teamLab, along with their collaborators Mori Building and Epson, just made this statement even truer with the unveiling of the world’s first digital art museum: ‘MORI Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless’. Maction Planet was honoured to […]

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Roppongi Art Night 2018: Hiromu Miyamoto's Kagewani seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Art Tour

Kagewani at Roppongi Art Night 2018

Artist Hiromu Miyamoto brought to life the legendary Kagewani at Roppongi Art Night 2018, and we shot the entirety of one of its spontaneous performances!   The Kagewani (影ワニ) is a mythical beast straight out of Japan’s ancient folklore. Rising from the sea, this mysterious ‘shadow crocodile’ would kill those whose shadows it consumed. (Anime fans […]

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Touting for an Owl Cafe on the streets of Tokyo Electric Town, Akihabara - spotted on a Maction Planet Tokyo Otaku Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 15 May 2018

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. This […]

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Anne Fenres talks to Maction Planet

Mac on Tokyo: Anne Fehres

Filmmaker Anne Fehres is currently participating in the artist-in-residence program at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, known as AIR 3331 . In advance of the premier of her new film ‘Sakura: An Archetypal Journey’ we caught up with her to discuss her journey to The World Greatest Metropolis and the making of this important film.   Maction Planet: Hi […]

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Sakura, Sakura, Sakura 2018 at the Yamantane Museum of Art

For the first time in six years the Yamatane Museum of Art is holding a special thematic exhibition showcasing many of their most famous Cherry Blossom-related works titled “Sakura, Sakura, Sakura 2018 – Flower Viewing at the Museum!”. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, was at the Press Day for the show and guides us through […]

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Sun shines behind an ume plum blossom seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

An Ode to Ume: Plum Blossom

Blossoms are one of Japan’s most iconic images. Though the sakura cherry blossoms are the most well known, they aren’t the only trees to produce beautiful flowers for a brief but lovely time. Dakota and Mac wax lyrical about the joys of ume – plum blossom. [All photos taken by Mac on his trusty Samsung […]

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‘Roads of Arabia’ at the Tokyo National Museum

Mac here. I was honoured to be invited to the Roads of Arabia Exhibition press day at the Tokyo National Museum, held today.   The exhibition presents treasures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which span over one million years from the Paleolithic to the 20th Century CE, for the first time in Japan. However, […]

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Yanick Paquetter talks to Mac, lead guide and founder of Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours

Mac on Tokyo: Yanick Paquette

Yanick Paquette is a comic book legend. He began his career in 1994, and his work has graced titles such as JLA, Wonder Woman, Gambit, Ultimate X-Men, Seven Soldiers and Swamp Thing. Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, spoke to Yanick about the best-selling Wonder Woman Earth One, his experiences working with some […]

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Highlights from the 35th Anniversary Hakuho-sha Shodo Exhibition

Hakuho-sha, established in 1982, is devoted to introducing contemporary expression into Kanji and Hiragana shodo (calligraphy) and supports those calligraphers engaged in this endeavour. Since their founding they have exhibited their work at the Modern Poetry, Mainichi Shodo Exhibition. Their 35th anniversary exhibition takes up two salons on the third floor of the National Art Centre […]

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