Monthly Archives: January 2016

Every year on February 11 in Yamashina of Eastern Kyoto, a festival of destiny and good luck occurs with the blessings of Buddha. It is a procession style festival with bonfires and exhibitions filling the air of Yamashina with excitement. Agon Shu krillio.blogspot.jp/ Agon Shu' is a Buddhist sect founded by...

Early spring in Japan is the season of Plums, where plum flowers can be seen blossoming everywhere around the end of February. Many people flock to plum viewing areas to enjoy the best views, picnics and celebrations. Let's have a look at this unique Baika-sai Matsuri festival dedicated to...

If you've heard of the 47 loyal Ronin, you must have also heard of the Sengaku-ji Temple where their graves can be found. It is a Buddhist Temple located in the neighborhood of Takanawa, Tokyo which was considered as one of the three major temples in the Edo Era...

For those searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the foodie in your life, look no further than your friendly local ramen shop. No, this is not some kind of April Fools Joke, but an amazing culinary mash up brought to you by Mensho. This shop...

People who love Japan, but hate fish and seafood baffle me. I know, it isn’t for everyone, but I can not tell you how many times I have met people who start out with going on and on about the interesting culture and the delicious food, minus anything sticky,...

Anime fans are surely excited because the start of 2016 means a whole new round of seasons for their most awaited animes! And let's admit it, this season is packed full of a number of promising animes to look forward to. The number of new episodes keeps piling up every...

“100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats and a 10-km run every single day!! …And in the mornings, a banana should be enough.” If you have been following the One Punch Man series, you should recognize this quote by Saitama. But wait, why only a banana in the morning? I...

Urashima Taro is one of the most popular folk legends in Japan. It is a story often told to kids. There are a few variations of the story but they are quite similar overall. Summary of the Story chestofbooks.com/ In the popularly told version, Urashima Taro is fishing when he...

So, you are a huge fan of AKB48 and there are some idols whom you really admire. Or just for the sake of being able to meet famous people, you want to meet those popular idols so you can have bragging rights. Below are some options for how to...

Ken Watanabe. Devon Aoki. Rinko Kikuchi. They are just a few Japanese actors that are widely recognized in Hollywood. While Hollywood is no stranger to Asian artists trying to cross over, there are just a few who stand out. One of them is Rila Fukushima (福島リラ), who is slowly...

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