The country has reached back more than a thousand years into its early literary heritage for an auspicious name for a new era under a new emperor.
The curse of the tattooed ex was well-known in 18th-century Japan.
Kuro Tanino's Dark Inn is a contemporary take on traditional Japanese theatre, contemplating the darkness of desire.
Court ruling casts shadow on Japan's tattoo industry.
When the young Wright moved to Chicago to work for the architect Joseph Silsbee, he was introduced to Japanese prints. It changed his career, and very possibly the course of American architecture.
Hokusai's most famous work helped Europeans see the world in a different, more sophisticated way.
Japanese tattoos have been popular in the UK since King George V. But things are different in Japan.