6 Ethics in Japan that You Need to Know

Holiday in Japan is getting closer. You can’t wait for the happy days to come. Tickets are on the hand and everything already packed. But before you got super excited day by day I would like to remind you that Japan is a country that have a lot of ethics to follow. As a visitor,…

Ichi Ju San Sai: the principle of a perfect Japanese meal.

People say Japanese food brings long life span to all of us. If you like or are used to some hot and strong-tasting foods, our national food may taste a bit weak to you, but let’s take a look at what kind of meal Japanese usually eat. This is what Japanese typical dining looks like.…

Origami: how much do you know about it?

Origami is derived from two words, ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”. As we already know, origami is the art of paper folding that originated from Japan. Origami has existed since the 17th century, however, it started becoming famous in the 1900s. I need to emphasize that Origami is the “art of folding paper”…

Japanese Kimono Ceremony to Celebrate Coming of Age

Do you want to drink alcohol such as sake, wine or etc at Japan? You must wait until you are coming of age. When is it? After you reach your twenty years old birthday, you will be allowed to drink alcohol there. So, it means that the time when you turn into 20, there will…

Learn Japanese with these Adorable Children’s Songs!

A fun way to learn a foreign language is through songs. Modern songs are often made with difficult lyrics and vocabulary, and a nice way to start is singing children songs. Generally, shorter and easier – perfect for beginner students of the Japanese language! If you can read Hiragana, try to concentrate on the left…

Learn more about Kanji–make your trip even more interesting!

item.rakuten.co.jp/ You know, if you study about the culture or history before you visit a country, your trip is always going to be more interesting. And here’s why kanji is interesting when coming to Japan. Kanji 漢字 flickr.com/ Kaniji, literally means “characters from Han China” are Chinese characters used in Japanese. Kanji is one of…

Japan’s Sakura Craze: drink it, eat it and wear it!

mon-age.com The cherry trees bloom only one week and remind everyone of evanescence. This bittersweet fact, that nothing lasts forever is actually a sad one, but that is how life works. Philosophically wise the cherry blossom is amazing and the soft pink colour adds to its popularity. During March/April everything seems to be sakura themed.…

Japanese urban myths part 2

It is not difficult to see, that ideas like all Japanese are either geishas or sumo wrestlers are not true. Thinking nutrition wise, neither is the idea that Japanese eat sushi every day. However, there are still some old myths out there, that many believe to be real, rather than just someone pulling their leg,…

Japanese urban myths part 1

Since Japan is so different from the outside world, a lot of rumours and myths happen to go around. Some are based on facts, some are just wrongly interpreted or misunderstood. Here are the top five of what people believe is true, but it isn’t! 1. You can buy used underwear in vending machines concreteplayground.com…

Lolita fashion: types and sub-genres.

Being famous for delicious food, exotic culture and a different lifestyle, Japan also has a very intense youth culture with a wide range of fashion styles. One smaller sub-culture would be Lolita fashion. First of all, there is no connection with the Novel written by Vladimir Nabokov or the related lolita complex which describes the…
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