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East Asian Mythology: SHISA of Okinawa-the Stone Guardians of Japan

Off the shores of Kyushu (the third largest island of Japan), there are a number of volcanic islands flowing south-west towards Taiwan. These are named the Ryukyu Islands, also known as the Nansei Islands. In the center of this volcanic island chain is where Okinawa, the biggest of the Ryukyu Islands, can be located. It…

Want to Dance with Pikachu? You Can’t Miss This Cute Event in Yokohama!

Most people have heard of the incredibly popular children’s anime show, Pokémon, which depicts a young boy and his friends who venture out into the world to win battles, collect badges, and “catch ’em all!” This insanely popular franchise also has an extensive series of video games and merchandise, which continue to be developed and…

How Many of These 5 Popular Dog Breeds in Japan Have You Seen?

Japan is the land of “kawaii” (cute) things. From clothing to accessories to stationery to even food, “cute” culture is often incorporated to make many quite ordinary items look adorable! Cute animals are also very popular in Japan and there are even TV shows and social media dedicated to hamsters, rabbits, kittens, puppies, and other…

Check Out These 2 Fashion Icons that Shaped Current Harajuku Style in Japan!

Fashion trends change at a fast speed in Japan, especially in the fashionable area of Harajuku. No matter how iconic a trend is and how much we love them, they don’t last forever. There will always be new ideas coming from an open laboratory of creative young people. This keeps the prevailing street style in…

If You Love Barbie, Check Out This Amazing Themed Cafe in Yokohama!

Barbie is, no doubt, a popular doll around the world. Its popularity in Japan can be seen in many Barbie-themed stores and shops. When it comes to cafes, many of them are just pop-up in nature, which means they are only open for a specific period of time. So, it’s a good thing that a…

Want to Sport Candy-Colored Hair? Visit This Kawaii Hair Salon in Harajuku!

Do you love colors? If you’re a fun type of person who loves to sport colorful things then why not take that interest to the next level by dyeing your hair with candy-colored hues? There is a hair salon in Harajuku called “Candye Syrup” that colors people’s hair like they’ve come out of a candy…

A Maid Cafe in Akihabara is Now Hiring Foreign Maids!

Maid cafes are popular cosplay restaurants where you can find waitresses dressed in maid costumes. It is most common for waitresses in maid cafes to be Japanese, however, this won’t be the case anymore. Sugoi Kawaii, a newly opened maid cafe in Akihabara is currently hiring multinational maids in order to help spread the concept…
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