THE BLACK MOON
ART, ANIME, AND JAPANESE CULTURE
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When thinking of Japan some people conjure up images of a romantic past filled with heroic Samurai, beautiful Geisha, and stoic Zen masters. Others think of traditions in art like Kabuki theater or the gorgeous woodblock prints of the Edo period. Still others imagine a modern pop culture filled with Idol Singers, anime, and eye popping cinema. We write about all those things and more here at the Black Moon.

The Blackmoon blog showcases Japanese culture and offers commentary on a whole range of relevant topics, including current events, exhibits, and pop culture. Recent posts have included everything from Japanese cooking shows and anime cosplay conventions, to the latest music and technology coming out of Japan. See you there!
THE WORLD OF ANIME
JAPANESE CULTURE
Find out what we've been viewing!
Our reviews of classic Japanese
cinema and animation.
"Nihon-ryori" means "Japanese
cooking"
and we serve up
lots of lessons and recipes!
The Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences

embraces anime.
A look at the history of kimono from
the garments of the late
18th Century, to the present.
A useful set of definitions
for words and concepts
found in anime and manga.
A look at L.A.'s O-bon festivals
in the historic Little Tokyo district.
Photos from 2000, 2001, & 2002.
Keiji Nakazawa's
autobiographical manga, a
look at the Atomic Holocaust.
A fine collection of classical
woodblock prints from
Japan's Floating World.
A photographic
essay on the world of anime
Cosplay in North America!
L.A.'s US/Japan Expo,
the biggest Japanese cultural
event in North America
Info on the staff of the Black Moon and how to contact us.
Our website originates from the city of Los Angeles, California and promotes the understanding and appreciation of traditional Japanese culture, art, and animation. The Black Moon is based on a core philosophy, that actively seeking cultural exchange is the best way to tear down the walls of ignorance. We launched the Black Moon website as an anime fan-site back in 1997, and since that time have expanded it into the vast resource it is today. Our desire is to continually explore the many issues that the international English speaking audience might find enlightening, and to showcase Japanese-American culture both here in Los Angeles and across the United States... and most importantly... do it all with a flair for beauty and love of art. ~ The Black Moon Staff
 
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