Play With Fireworks in Summer 2016! All About Fireworks and How to Stay Safe!

One of the key highlights of summer in Japan would have to be the hanabi (花火) i.e. fireworks. Generally, there are two major categories of hanabi i.e. the uchiage hanabi (打ち上げ花火) and the omocha hanabi (おもちゃ花火 or 玩具花火). The uchiage hanabi is what you see at hanabi festivals where they are launched by specialists and…

Everything You Need to Know About the Refreshing Japanese Somen Noodles

In the sweltering summer, it is inevitable that your appetite might be affected and that you will probably crave for something light and cooling. In that case, why not try some somen which can give you that much-needed energy boost and refreshing feeling during the summer season? Read on to find out more about the…

Top 3 Places to Go for Free Wifi in Japan!

Japan is a very technologically advanced country, and as such there are many places you can use wifi for free. Osaka and some other bigs cities have free Wifi hotspots, but the connection is generally pretty weak and spotty in my experience, and they often only allow you to use the wifi for short durations…

Show Off Your Love for Sushi With These Mouthwatering Backpacks!

I love Japan! The people, the architecture, the culture, and especially the food. Almost all the foreigners I know like to eat Japanese food a lot such as sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, ramen, gyoza, and so on. It’s hard not to love Japanese food. Why is Japanese food so attractive? They are often thought to be…

Summer Pastime: The 4 Bugs Japanese Kids Love to Collect in This Hot Weather

Catching bugs and insects is a favorite pastime among Japanese kids, especially boys during the summer time. The warm and humid summer is where various insects will be apparent, and usually, elementary school kids and middle school kids would spend time collecting these insects. Collecting these creatures is also one of the common summer homework.…

5 Functional Stationery Souvenirs to Take Home From Japan

Japanese stationery items are highly valued because of their quality and practical purpose. There’s actually a wide range of stationery merchandise which are not only decorative in nature but also offbeat. So if you want to take home stationery souvenirs from the country, it would be best to try these five items. kawaiikakkoiisugoi.com/ 1. uni…

Cool off from the Summer Heat with the Kingyoku and Mizumanju Wagashi!

As the summer heat continues to rage on mercilessly in August, are you craving for a refreshing treat? Read on to learn more about the month of August and the signature wagashi which is sure to give you that much-needed coolness! Hazuki – August kankonsousai.hospitalityjapan.jp/ In the lunar calendar i.e. kyuureki, August which lasts from…

Make Your Wishes Come True with the Kikkouden Wagashi (Japanese Dessert) Set!

July typically marks the end of the rainy season and the official entry into the sweltering summer season. In the old calendar (kyuureki), July is known as fumizuki or fuzuki which can be written using the same kanji characters i.e. 文月. As to how this name came about, this is said to be related to…

What You Need to Know About “Oyako Day” (Parent-And-Child Day)

Foodies who love Japanese cuisine will definitely have heard of the “oyako don” (chicken and egg rice bowl) before. As can be deduced from its ingredients – chicken and eggs – “oyako” is a Japanese phrase that literally means “parent and child,” hence the name for this dish. But have you come across the term…
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