Art

This Month on Maction Planet – February 2024

February is typically the quietest month on Maction Planet in terms of tours, but that just means we’re at 80% capacity instead of 100% capacity! Of course, the remaining time is spent on the trip planning we have been commissioned to do for later in the year… and to prepare for Hanami season. What better […]

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This Month on Maction Planet – July 2023

Welcome back to ‘This Month on Maction Planet’. I’m thrilled to share our latest Tokyo and beyond escapades with all of you. In the heart of Tokyo’s midsummer magic, the city pulsates with energy, wonder, traditional festivals, fireworks displays and yes, the heat! Featured image: You can’t escape your roots, even if you travel to […]

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This Month on Maction Planet – May 2023

Welcome to the first edition of ‘This Month on Maction Planet’! After five years of ‘This Week in Tokyo‘, I’ve shaken up the format of our round-up of what’s happening in the Maction Planet (and Kanpai Planet) universe. Expect it to hit this blog on the last day of each month. On with the May […]

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This Week in Tokyo – 14 March 2023

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, you can check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the […]

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This Week in Tokyo – 14 February 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day from the World’s Greatest Metropolis! Featured image – Love Love Love: In the series of works started in 2016 and presented in the Roppongi Crossing 2023 exhibition at Mori Art Museum, Yokoyama Nami paints realistic renditions of neon signs she commissioned of words such as “History” and “LOVE” that have been handwritten […]

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This Week in London – 10 January 2023

An international edition of ‘This Week in…’. coming to you from London! The Royal Collection holds some of the most significant examples of Japanese art and design in the western world. For the first time, highlights from this outstanding collection have been brought together to tell the story of 300 years of diplomatic, artistic and […]

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This Week in Tokyo – 20 December 2022

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, you can check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the […]

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This Week in Tokyo – 6 December 2022

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, you can check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the […]

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This Week in Naoshima – 22 November 2022

Another Art-tastic week as my Pan-Japan Art Tour continued onto the ‘art islands’ of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima. There is absolutely no way to capture the depth of experience my group… er… experienced in five photos, but, as always, I have to try! Kusama Pumpkin: It had to be done! Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin sculpture has made […]

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Mariko Mori and Mac from Maction Planet

This Week in Tokyo – 15 November 2022

An Art-tastic week on Kanpai Planet! Featured image – Mariko Mori: What an honour to meet the absolute force of nature that is Mariko Mori! To list her oeuvre and impact on contemporary art would take too long… and she continues to inspire through her work and her non-profit foundation FAOU. A true legend! Shunji […]

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