By Yamarin

Want Hair Like Your Favorite Anime Character? Here’s Where to Go!

Haven’t we all dreamed of becoming our favorite idol at some point in our lives? Be it Superman, a firefighter, Britney Spears, or Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The excitement you had when you were a little kid and got to dress up as your hero for Halloween is hard to forget. It comes as…

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…

The Meaning Behind 5 of the Most Popular Japanese Tattoo Motifs

If you have visited an onsen (hot springs) in Japan, you might’ve noticed that most of them prohibit visible tattoos. The reason for that is the fact that in Japan, tattoos normally are worn by members of the Yakuza, the Japanese mafia. Traditionally, Japanese tattoos were used to show social status and served as spiritual…

The 5 Best Spots Across Japan to View Plum Blossoms

One thing most people who are interested in Japan and Japanese culture notice rather quickly is the fact that cherry blossoms (sakura) are a big deal here. Every year at the beginning of spring, the nation eagerly awaits their favorite season to finally hit the parks with picnic baskets and barbecue sets. So much so,…

3 Great Tokyo Spots to Indulge in Chocolate this Valentine’s Day!

February would be a rather unspectacular month if it wasn’t for that one magical day called Valentine’s. Spirits are high, with couples everywhere celebrating their love. In Japan, this is no different. The way it is celebrated, however, is different. Unlike in the Western world, Valentine’s day in Japan is not about showing some appreciation…

Scary Japanese Monsters: The Demon Hag

It is safe to say that every culture has its own scary monsters. The stories and legends revolving around these beings can tell you a lot about the culture and the people of the place where the story is based. The list of scary monsters from Japanese folklore – so-called “yokai” – is long and…

Top 3 Kpop Boy Bands Who Made it Big in Japan!

As mentioned in this article, since the late 1990s, the popularity of South Korean culture has been steadily increasing around the world. This so-called “Korean Wave” has made Korean dramas and Korean pop music, also known simply as K-dramas and K-pop, popular on a global scale. Especially in the last decade, K-Pop has been conquering…

3 K-Pop Girl Groups Who Are Popular in Japan

Since the late 1990s, the popularity of South Korean culture has been steadily increasing around the world. This so-called “Korean Wave” has made Korean dramas and Korean pop music (also known simply as K-dramas and K-pop) popular on a global scale. Especially in the last decade, K-Pop has been conquering the world and with it,…

5 Amusing Facts About The Land Of The Rising Sun

You think you know everything about Japan? Think again! Here are the 5 facts about Japan that will blow your mind! 1. Comic Books for Adults are Really Popular Japan is known as the land of the rising sun, but also as the land of anime and manga. Manga is a billion-dollar industry. More than…

Are You a Gackt Fan? Two Must See Movies

Gackt has enjoyed a long and successful career in the Japanese music scene, and even has considerable popularity abroad. In addition to his music career, Gackt has also acted in a few films and TV Series. Two movies you definitely shouldn’t miss as a Gackt fan are Moon Child and Bunraku. Here is a quick…
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