2018 October

Why do some Japanese parents give their children a ‘Kira-Kira’ name?

The ‘name’ your parents give you at birth is usually for a lifetime. Therefore parents should contemplate very carefully the best name for their child. Especially in Japan, where the Japanese name is always used in schools and workplaces (they even registered their full name on their Facebook accounts), and there is no culture of…

Visit Madosh! the Avocado Specialty Cafe in Tokyo

If you’re a fan of avocado and can’t get enough of it like myself, I highly recommend Madosh! the avocado specialty cafe. Avocado is a fruit that is extremely high in nutrient value and flavor. It contains a lot of potassium, fiber, antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that are good for your heart’s wellbeing.…

3 Very Useful Websites for learning Japanese

During my years of perusing textbooks and getting information on learning Japanese, I came across a variety of useful resources for gaining a better understanding of the language. Here are three websites which, I think, are the best sources for anyone seriously dedicated to learning Japanese. Wanikani jp.fotolia.com/ Learning Kanji is pretty damn essential in…

Going on a trip to Japan? Here are 3 things which are essential to purchase!!

Traveling to Japan is an incredible experience. From skiing in Hokkaido, snorkeling in Okinawa or an excursion to Tokyo and other cities, Japan has much to offer. Therefore, it is essential to prepare properly beforehand so that the trip runs smoothly and that you have great memories. Here are three things which I think that…

Lose yourself in this breathtaking digital art museum by teamLab!

When it comes to fancy schmancy digital art museums, teamLab is taking the cake. If you have seen photos of stunning pictures similar to the ones below, then most likely it is one of the works of teamLab. The group has been making waves in this past couple of years with their prominent exhibitions in…

Eihei-ji – a Temple in the middle of a serene Cedar forest

Eihei-ji is one of those temples that many Japanese have heard of but few have actually visited. On New Year’s Eve, the temple is featured on Japanese television ringing out the old year with 108 purifying tones. This classical temple is famous for its Zen style meditation, distinctive vegetarian meals and of course, as a…
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