Golden Week – An official week of holidays

nanzan-p.ed.jp Each year, there are several official holidays that are set by the government. These have been changing throughout the years, with the biggest changed probably happening after WW2. Some holidays are rather new, like the Vernal Equinox Day (春分の日 Shunbun no Hi) around March 20 (established after WW2) or the Marine Day (海の日 Umi…
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The most wanted food among Japanese people

Can you imagine what the top eaten Japanese food is? Sushi? Tempura? Sashimi? The most wanted Japanese food among Japanese people is Onigiri as known as rice ball in the world. Why? Why is it the most wanted? Because Japanese people eat up the rice, which is used in order to Onigiri, 531.66 tons per…

Fast Food in Japan: Quick, Cheap but Not “Junk”

store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp When hearing the words fast food, the global chain restaurants such as Mc Donald’s or Burger King or other famous ones come to our minds first. As it may be commonly known, fast food can also be referred to as “junk” food because it is not considered very healthy. The associations we have with…

Easter in Japan, and how it is changing!

Easter is a worldwide celebrated holiday, especially in the west. No matter if celebrated for religion roots or just as a spring family holiday, it is popular among children and adults likewise. With Japan easily getting interested in foreign holidays, and celebrating them in their own unique way, it is surprising to notice, that Easter…

Hanami, Umemi and Yozakura

img01.hamazo.tv/ Every spring, many residents or visitors of Japan impatiently look forward to the blossoming of the Sakura. Between the end of March and early May, Japan becomes a magnificently beautiful light pink filled island that can soothe the eyes of the witness. However, we ask ourselves, are there any specific traditions practiced during this…

Falling in love with Japanese Spring!

Spring comes full of meaning and marks the begging of a new cycle. For some cultures it also arrives with social and in spiritual renew. In Japan, this is the time when schools, universities, and fiscal year commence. And, because of the sunshine spring days warms up our hearts after such long cold winter, we…

Love matcha sweets! ‐ matcha is Japanese traditional tea

kyoto-ryokan-sakura.com/ As you know, matcha, which is also called green tea, is one of the most famouse Japanese staff. Originally, matcha is just a drink, but these days matcha flavor staff such as chocolates, candies, cookies, cake, ice cream, and so on. Here, I’ll show you those matcha flavor staff especially you can find in…

What is Golden Week that all Japanese look forward to?

The “Golden Week” (ゴールデンウィーク) is a week wherein Japanese get 4 national holidays out of 7 days. This happens annually, within April 29 to May 5. The Golden week is one of Japan’s busiest holiday seasons. APRIL 29: Shōwa no Hi (昭和の日) upload.wikimedia.org/ This picture is Emperor Shōwa’s younger days as an emperor. This national…

Sukiya! Five Reasons To Love the Diner

japanrestaurant.net/ Are you looking for a place to eat gyudon? Sukiya might just be the place for you. Here are the reasons for you to love this fast food restaurant. 1. Cozy and Warm Ambiance. whatnowkapow.blogspot.jp/ Despite the prices being cheap compared to other restaurant, Sukiya is a welcoming place. It has a homey interior…

Tsuyu: The Rainy Season In Japan

06347304.at.webry.info For those, who do not have a rainy season in their home country, hearing of a rainy season might sound a bit depressing and something you would rather prefer to skip, if possible. After all, rain is usually associated with a negative image. However, the rainy season in Japan has it’s positive sides, too!…
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