2016 February

Kabedon: the Japanese Romancing Trend that Came from Shojo Manga

In Japanese, “kabe” means wall while “don” is the sound effect when a person slams the wall. Kabedon is the action of a guy placing one or both hands on the wall to pin a girl who has her back facing the wall. It is used to look cool and to converse intimately with the…

This Famous Shop Has Re-Released Their Sakura Ice Cream At Last!

Now that the spring season is drawing near, many companies in Japan are releasing their own version of Sakura-flavored confections. Baskin-Robbins, the popular international ice cream chain, will also be releasing its own version of sakura ice cream in Japan. The unique flavor will be released for a limited time only, so you should quickly…

Have a Relaxing Bath in Shiseido’s Tsubaki-Themed Bathhouse!

Shiseido is a well-known Japanese company which produces personal care products such as skin care, hair care, fragrances, and cosmetics. Shiseido was founded in 1872 and is among the oldest companies in the world. It is the biggest cosmetics company in Japan and it also has a strong presence worldwide. To commemorate the 10th anniversary…

Taste the Delicious Fusion of Peruvian and Japanese Cuisine at Inti Raimi!

It has been over 110 years since the first mass migration of Japanese in 1899 to Peru. As Japanese migrants started afresh in Peru over the succeeding years, they imbibed some of the significant elements of the Peruvian culture whilst still practicing Japanese customs and traditions. This led to the culmination of a subculture known…

3 Must-Have Items For Sailor Moon Fangirls

Sailor Moon was a big part of my childhood, as it was for many others. Although I should have outgrown the brave sailor warrior by now, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about Sailor Moon Crystal and all of the new Sailor Moon merchandise that has come with it. My inner fangirl has come back…

Want to Be a Detective? Find Out What It’s Like at Detective Cafe Progress!

Have you ever felt inspired to be a detective due to how cool detectives look in series such as Sherlock Holmes and Detective Conan? The real world of detectives may be different from what you think. If you are not a detective but are curious about the world of detectives, then stop by this unique,…

Yakuyoke and Yakubarai: Remove Your Bad Luck for the Year!

Are you currently feeling like the year is not treating you well? Then you should check whether you are at the age when you will face bad luck. The Japanese believe in yakudoshi, in which men will suffer bad luck at the ages of 25, 42, and 61. On the other hand, the bad years…

Chirin-Chirin Ice Cream: a Cute and Delicious Nagasaki Treat!

Art resonates in Japan even in the simplest dessert that you will find on the streets. In Nagasaki City, there is one dessert that has been sold along the streets for over fifty years and it is called chirin-chirin ice cream. This dessert not only promises to satisfy your taste buds but also your eyes…

Now You Can Try Yabusame (Japanese Mounted Archery) From the Back of a Taxi?

Ever thought of doing the traditional Yabusame (mounted archery) from the back of a taxi? You can now try it with a special 2-day archery course being offered by Sanwa Kotsu, a Japanese Taxi Company which has been expanding its business in the country over the past few years. The course will give the participants…

Kushikura Honten: Splash Out at a Fancy Izakaya in the Heart of Kyoto

What does the word ‘izakaya’ mean to you? For me, it conjures up an image of seedy backstreets, smoke congregating in wisps and billows around blinking street signs, salarymen in beer-stained business suits with cigarette-stained fingers gripping wooden sticks of skewered meat. An izakaya is a haven for the jabbering rabble – a noisy, alcohol-fuelled…
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