By kimikoescovilla

What is Golden Week that all Japanese Look Forward to?

The “Golden Week” (ゴールデンウィーク) is a week wherein Japanese get 4 national holidays out of 7 days. This happens annually, within April 29 to May 5. The Golden week is one of Japan’s busiest holiday seasons. APRIL 29: Shōwa no Hi (昭和の日) upload.wikimedia.org/ This picture is Emperor Shōwa’s younger days as an emperor. This national…

Origami, the Art of Transforming Paper into a Masterpiece

Origami (折り紙) is the art of paper folding. The word is derived from Ori meaning “folding”, and Kami meaning “paper.” It is one of the things that Japan is famous for — the art of transforming a piece of paper into something beautiful, by just folding it. newsfeed.time.com/ Origami is very popular in Japan since…

Tanabata, a love story that is celebrated nation-wide

Tanabata Matsuri, also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese Festival celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month — the July 7 of the Gregorian calendar. Story travelfreak.com The story of Tanabata Matsuri was about a princess, named Orihime (Weaving Princess). She was the daughter of Tentei (Sky King). Everyday she went…

The Sweetest Holidays of the Year: Valentine’s Day and White Day

The sweetest day of the year is celebrated every 14th of February — Valentine’s Day. It is a time when people express their feelings to their loved ones by giving them flowers, chocolates, letters, gifts, and etc. It is a time when people go to fancy restaurants together with their family, friends, or their significant…

The Anime Addiction!

One of my favorite things about Japan is their Anime. It is enjoyed not just by the youth, but also the adults. Anime arose in the early 20th century, and has been dominating Japan and other country ever since. The word “Anime” is a term used to refer to the Japanese animated production. It can…