Eyes light up when mentioning Japan. It is an immersive place, a way of life, with its own history and culture. The title ‘Tokyo Rising’ is a nod toward characters like Godzilla crashing through skyscrapers on screen in the 1950s. The hyper nature of the new clashing with the old, and the sense of renewal and energy that it brings.
The west has long had a fascination with Japanese culture, giving rise to the term ‘Japanophile’. Here we arrive at 13 things that have caught our imagination.