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How to Take a Bath in a Japanese Household: 5 Rules That May Surprise You

Visiting a Japanese home comes with a lot of rules. If you have ever had a homestay family or visited a friend, you may have already noticed that you need to take a small gift with you and make sure you wear slippers. Etiquette and social rules in Japan aren’t too difficult to pick up…

Admire the Beauty of Shadows in Japanese Houses at the House of Light

One of the major decisions to make when planning a trip is choosing a place to stay at. With options between Western and traditional style and prices that range from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy, Japan certainly has an abundance of interesting accommodations. Adding to the number of guest houses that offer a memorable experience is the…

Unique idea: Try living in a mountain in Takamatsu

Japan is an incredibly mountainous country, in fact 72% of all the land in Japan is mountain! Although this has made the Japanese archepegio truly beautiful to behold it does bring up some difficulties for human habitation. Japanese settlements traditionally grew around natural resources, such as rivers and the sea. This was fine until the…

5 of the ancient Japanese building techniques that are still used in modern houses!

Though Japanese unique architecture such as castles and shrines are already known all over the world, the ordinary houses also have remarkable characteristics. This is because architectural technology has been developed in its own way in order to satisfy people’s lifestyle needs in Japan, where the weather changes greatly depending on the season and earthquakes…

Traditional Japanese Houses, Everything You Need To Know And More!

Everything in Japan seems interesting when we observe it and come to know the details. The traditional Japanese houses are really interesting in construction and look very beautiful. The construction and architecture of these houses surely provide an environment in which life is very much linked to the nature. There are a lot of peculiarities…

A Glimpse Inside a Japanese House

Ever wondered what a typical Japanese house looks like? Let’s look inside and see what makes it unique. Entrance Hall and Hallway kitasetsu.co.jp/ The entrance hall is called genkan in Japanese. On either side of the genkan is the shoe cabinet. Japanese people do not wear shoes inside the house, instead they use indoor slippers.…

Sugidama: That Cedar Ball Hung in front of Doors in Chizu

Author’s photo Have you ever seen a ball-like object in either brown or green hanging in front of a sake brewery or a Japanese house? If you are from Chizu or have been to this town, you may probably know what is that strange spheric decoration hanged in front of the doors of Chizu’s houses…