Outdoor Life in Japan: Travel for the “New Normal” Generation
COVID-19 had forced the world to adapt and evolve into "new normal" lifestyles. This shift is apparent in Japan's travel sector, where travelers are leaning towards outdoorsy recreation as a way to have fun while maintaining social distancing. Camping remains a popular pursuit, but new forms of outdoor activity are coming to the fore. Welcome to the age of "glamping" and "vanlife."
Aizome—Searching for the origins of Japan blue in Setouchi
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games uses aiiro, indigo blue, in its emblem. Robert William Atkinson was a British chemist that came to Japan in 1875. He observed many Japanese wearing aizome, indigo dyed clothing, and called the color Japan blue.
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