Nextremer’s AI-Samurai: Combining Tradition and Technology

Nextremer: The company behind AI-Samurai Nextremer is a company based in Tokyo’s Itabashi district aiming to contribute to an innovative society. Changes brought by technologies should create an inventive working atmosphere leading to innovative business opportunities. Nextremer especially focuses on the question how artificial intelligence should be incorporated in human society. Therefore they dedicate themselves…

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Passionate Manufacturer of Wearable Action Samurai Armor: Ichisuke-Hogetsu “一助朋月”

Ichisuke-Hogetsu_一助朋月 Entrance to the Workshop

On the northeastern shore of famous Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, one can find a certain one-man armor workshop in the city of Nagahama “長浜”. Named after its sole craftsman, Ichisuke Hogetsu, this workshop distinguishes itself through its custom-made wearable Kacchuu (samurai armor). For the last decade Ichisuke crafted for the sake of his customers,…

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Sengoku Buyuden Izakaya: A Samurai-Era Dining Experience

sengoku buyuden izakaya

Sengoku Buyuden is an izakaya (Japanese gastronomic bar) located in Shinjuku’s famous nightlife district of Kabukicho. But it’s not just any regular izakaya–Sengoku Buyuden is a unique samurai-themed dining establishment, which offers locals and travelers with an interest in Japanese history the chance to experience the culture of Japan’s renowned sengoku (Warring States) era. Operated…

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