Jizo, the Protector of the Children’s Souls

Have you ever seen a little buddha statue on your way to the nearest supermarket, or maybe, on a roadside while heading to your college? Ever wondered what exactly those little buddhas are? Those little buddhas are called Jizo or politely ‘o-jizo sama’. They are said to guide Buddhists to Nirvana. And are the most…

5 Different Types of the Japanese Bonsai Tree

Bonsai is a Japanese term that designate plants placed on a tray (“bon” means “tray” and “sai” means “planting”). It is specially made for interior decoration purposes. Creating and taking care of a bonsai is not as easy as just putting a plant on tray or pot and waiting that it grows up. To make…

Why Wear a Mask in Japan?

tofugu.com/ When I first came to Japan as a visiting relative, I was surprised to see so many people wearing masks. “What’s going on? Is there an epidemic?”, I curiously asked my sister who is married to a Japanese and has been living in Japan for many years. And she explained that in Japan, it…

Spring Women Fashion: Japanese Style

Too warm, but not hot enough The season has changed! Sakura has already gone and summer is coming. The air is getting warmer (or even hotter!). People hide their coats and jackets and wear lighter clothes. For those of you who want to travel to Japan in the nearest future, or even for those who…

5 things that make Japan successful

Japan has seen a lot of troubles, faced a lot of orders since long ago, whether it was the rule of the dictator Tojo, the atom bomb disaster, tsunami or the frequent earthquakes. The country is a living example of how a unity of the nation can lead it to the top in every field.…

5 Best Hollywood Movies Set in Japan

Maybe the movie freaks will know some of the best movies that were filmed in Japan. Yes, in fact, there are many world-famous movies that were set in Japan. Those movies usually show us the beauty and uniqueness of Japanese places and culture. These are some movies that are quite famous and are worth to…

Several Warning Signs You Will See in Japan

Need to adjust foreign land Being in a Foreign Land involves big adjustment not only for food, shelter, transport system, but mainly for the way of living itself. Whatever reason you have for visiting Land of the rising Sun, You might as well take note some of the important warnings visible on the road, park,…

Meet the Cute Japanese Character Rilakkuma and Friends!

Rilakkuma is a beloved character in Japan, where anything deemed “kawaii” has an excellent chance of becoming popular. So just who is Rilakkuma and what sort of characters make up his adorable group of friends? Who is Rilakkuma? A post shared by Rilakkuma US (@rilakkumaus) on Sep 11, 2017 at 10:57am PDT Rilakkuma is a…

7 reasons the Japanese wear surgical masks

Why do Japanese people always wear surgical masks? Many of those who come to Japan for the first time will have this question. This time we will examine the reasons why wearing surgical masks is so popular among Japanese people. 1.Sickness jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese people often use surgical masks when they get sick or when they…

7 odd facts about Japan

Every country in this world has some peculiar facts about it, so does Japan. These are some interesting facts about Japan! Earthquakes thelayeredearth.com/ Around 1500 earthquakes have occurred in Japan. If you live or stay in Japan, don’t get shocked if you suddenly feel a little shaking. Health c1.thejournal.ie/ Japanese people are really concerned with…
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