2015 October

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Must See: One Piece Kabuki in Japanese Theatres!

In Japan, you will probably quickly notice that the past and the present exist in harmony. In one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, you can still find ancient wooden shrines in the strangest of places. With such a rich history and popular current shows it has finally happened, the past and…

What to Give Your Idol: Gift Etiquette for Fans

Most people who are interested in Japanese culture and music have idol groups or singers they like. Some fans of idols are extremely dedicated to their favorite groups. Thus, trying to convey your appreciation towards them is one of the essentials of being a hard-core fan, isn’t it? However, in addition to showing your love…

Top 5 Places to Go for a Spook-tastic Halloween around Tokyo

There is nothing like being in Japan for Halloween, especially here in Tokyo. For a country that is world renown for both kawaii (super cute) things and anime/manga, this holiday holds a very special place in the hearts of people here both young and old. For those wanting to participate and those wanting to get…

Looking for a New Experience? Head North to Miyagi Prefecture!

When people think of Japan, their minds go right to the world of Tokyo and Kyoto. Modern Japan in the huge booming city of Tokyo and traditional Japan in Kyoto. While no doubt, these places have their merits, Japan is a place full of wonder, mysticism, beautiful nature and exploration. If you’re looking for something…

Revival of the Shinobi Way: Japan’s Brand-new Ninja Council

Ninja are synonymous with Japan. Many people from across the world become very interested in learning about ninja and following their ways. Sadly the way of the ninja has been gradually disappearing in Japan for hundreds of years, with the last written account being in the 1600’s. ninja-official.com/ But, now, in 2015 a new Ninja…

Halloween in Tokyo – 7 Fantastic Events For Children and Adults

Although Halloween isn’t celebrated as a traditional holiday in Japan, influences from the west have ensured that each year this spooky day is pushed further and further into the limelight. As a result, with each passing year more and more Halloween events are beginning to take place in Japan. Being the metropolitan hub of Japan,…

This Japanese Trick Art Museum Will Blow Your Mind

Based in the foothills of Mount Takao just outside of Tokyo is a museum which will mess with your head! In this idyllic setting where the masses of Tokyo go for an escape, you can truly enter another world. A world of trick art! History of trick art Trick art is said to have a…

6 Must-Watch Sports Anime Series

Ever considered watching a sports-inspired anime, but can’t just get yourself to sit down and start viewing an episode? If so, then you are on the right page. Here is a short list of must-watch shows perfect for those who don’t have much background in this anime genre. Let’s start off with: Slam Dunk (Basketball)…

3 Sweet Souvenirs from Hokkaido

After all the touring, eating and outdoor activities in Hokkaido, you’ll definitely need some souvenirs to purchase before heading home. There are so many essential sites and happenings such as the snow festival which makes it a perfect place for tourists to travel to. It is also a great opportunity for souvenir shops to sell…

2 Types of Japanese Markers to Bring Out Your Inner Artist

Japanese markers are the bomb! Try a few out, and you will agree. Of course, you can get a variety of brands anywhere from 100 yen shops to high-end stationary shops. However, the basic brands used by Japanese children and adults alike will bring you joy and relaxation! Here are the 2 major brands, both…