2015 September

Namagashi: An Exquisite Type of Japanese Confectionary

A general term for the traditional snacks used during the tea ceremony in Japan is Namagashi. This is a type of wagashi. Wagashi, as you may have known, is a popular traditional confectionery which is usually served with tea. flickrhivemind.net/ Namagashi are made with flour, eggs, beans and sugar. However, the difference is, Namagashi contains…

Why you should give the “realistic romance” Josei comics a try

It’s no secret that one of the more popular and ever-growing cultures of Japan is the anime and manga industry. And this industry is not only popular in just Japan but all over the world! Various countries around the world has their own version of an Otaku (in general, this term is used for people…

Okinawa Kodomo no Kuni: The Amazing Zoo and Museum

In the southernmost part of Japan, lies a beautiful prefecture known as Okinawa. The island is largely composed of corals and rainwater running through the land which has provided it with lots of caves. The region has an abundant flora and fauna. The climate is perfect for the animals and plants to dwell in. As…

University of Tokyo Library, one of the Biggest Libraries in Japan

Do you like reading books? Visiting different libraries in Japan might interest you. Generally speaking, most Japanese love reading. This culture came from their interest in manga. Mangas are simply whimsical comics exposing different realistic situations in Japan even during the war time. This paved the way towards the Japanese reading habit. Japan is said…

My Melody, Sanrio’s Iconic Rabbit Character

Who’s that rabbit who always wears a pink or a red hood that covers her ears? Indeed, she’s My Melody from Sanrio Company. She is one of my favorites! Almost as popular as Hello Kitty, many children and adults around the world love her for her cute and cuddly nature. Let’s get to know her…

The Life of a Maiko: An Apprentice Geisha

Handing down traditions from one generation to the next is a very difficult task with the constantly changing society. You might have heard of “geisha,” the famous Japanese female entertainers in Japan. But have you ever noticed their apprentice? japantours-switzerland.com/ They almost have the same job., but Maiko are normally 15-20 years of age and…

Shopping on a Budget, Top Three Stores of Choice in Japan

When you visit a country as a tourist, I’m sure one thing you have in mind is the budget cost. Everyone considers this before venturing into the unknown. Budgeting can save you a great deal of money. travel.taipei/ You can never forgo shopping when you go traveling. Never again will you make a tight budget…
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