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Fuel Your Creativity and Join the Biggest Art Festival in Tokyo This May!

DESIGN FESTA (デザインフェスタ) is an international event which is held for two consecutive days in Tokyo (東京). Anyone, regardless of age, nationality, and talent, can join the fun in order to encourage freedom of creative expression. This is considered to be the single largest art festival in Asia where you can see different performances, artistic…

How Beneficial Are Japanese Internet Cafes These Days?

Many people nowadays have personal computers, laptops, and smartphones which can give them an easy access to the Internet anytime, anywhere. Despite this fact, Internet cafes still exist in several countries, including Japan. What makes them beneficial is the high-speed Internet access and the low price. Some people in Japan even consider Internet cafes as…

Sip a Cup of Coffee and Relax at These 3 Coffee Shops in Ota, Tokyo

Japan might be better known for tea, but it is also becoming a great destination for coffee lovers. Coffee products are just within arm’s reach anywhere in the country and coffee shops abound in limitless permutations. As a matter of fact, Japan is considered to be one of the largest consumers of coffee around the…

Run for Your Life! Can You Survive This ‘Biohazard Zombie Rush’ Event in Tokyo?

It’s not yet Halloween but Japan has already started organizing scary yet fun events. One of these is a two-kilometer run based on the popular horror game, Biohazard (バイオハザード). This fun run event will allow participants to choose between becoming a survivor or a zombie. There will also be a cosplay competition, a talk show,…

How Many of These Ghosts from Japanese Folklore Do You Know?

You’ve probably come across the term “yokai (妖怪)” in Japanese. These are supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. They encompass several legends from all parts of Japan and all periods of Japanese history. The ancient times were abundant with these kinds of folktales which have been passed from generations to generations. Until now,…

Get to Know These 3 Popular “Faux-lidays” in Japan and Join in the Fun

Japan is an innovative country. It celebrates so many holidays in a year, both traditional and new. Every year, new holiday observances are introduced which add rhythm to their culture. There is even a list of made-up ones which are known as “faux-lidays” or “kinenbi (記念日)” in Japanese. These are celebrations of certain events that…

Customize Your Own Sauce Just the Way You Like It with Japan’s ‘MySauce Factory’

Do you like customizing things or personalizing your own items? How about customizing your own sauce? It may sound pretty weird, but this might just be the thing you’re looking for. MySauce Factory (マイソースファクトリー) is a new Japanese company that allows people to customize their own sauce using natural ingredients. You can spice up your…

PABLO’s Uji Matcha Cheese Tart Is Back for a Limited Time to Grace Our Taste Buds!

Yet again, PABLO’s (パブロ) famous Freshly Baked Uji Matcha Cheese Tart (焼きたて宇治抹茶チーズタルト) is back for a limited time! Among the special limited items in PABLO, this is probably the most awaited one. It is a seasonal tart which uses plenty of matcha in its ingredients. It has a fresh scent with a slightly bitter flavor…

Would You Like to Live in This Tiny House? The MUJI Hut Is Now for Sale in Japan!

MUJI (無印良品) is popular for its minimalist products. They are known for focusing on sleek designs – from stationery to furniture. And now, they have expanded into building actual homes that adhere to the concept of minimalism. These are tiny homes called the “MUJI Hut (ムジハット).” It can be placed anywhere you’d like to live;…
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