2015 October

5 Awesome Anime Series You Can’t Miss

Out of the many great things which come from Japan, anime would be classified by many as one of the best. With story lines to match anyone’s particular interest. Whether it be school life, giant robots battling in space, futuristic tales or reminiscing tales of the past, anime truly does have the ability to capture…

3 Tokyo Restaurants that Serve Traditional Japanese Communal Meals

Kamameshi refers to Japanese rice cooked in an iron pot which is known as “kama” in Japanese. It used to be a way to have communal meals, especially after the Great Kanto Earthquake that happened in the Tokyo area in 1923. It originated in a town called Takeshitakama, and was a way to distribute rice…
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3 of The Best Sushi Restaurants in Tokyo for Fine Dining

Do you know that the emergence of sushi originally started in Southeast Asia? It became a way of preserving fish in fermented rice. It only came in Japan around the 8th century and was already widely seen in the Edo Period. Nowadays, sushi is sold almost anywhere in Japan and is considered a fast food…

Clever Ways the Japanese Maximize their Daily Newspapers

In times of digital news, with on demand and minute by minute up to date info, many people have shunned actual newspapers. Not so, in Japan. Readership is still quite high with many Japanese still enjoy a leisurely read in the morning or afternoon. Also, a lot of companies, hospitals, and general reception areas still…

5 of the Best Japanese Chips

Potato chips. I know, they are unhealthy, loaded with salt, and let’s face it – greasy. Still, we can all agree that they are therapy in a bag! When you first come to Japan and can’t read a word, buying a bag of potato chips is like a blindfolded taste test with a deranged tormentor.…

4 Bizarre and Delicious Japanese Fruits

Have you ever wandered through a Japanese supermarket and stopped short, just to ponder over a mysterious looking fruit? You are not alone. Some things just look bizarre and too mysterious to try. But don’t miss out! Live on the edge and check out the fruits below. If you come across any in your travels,…

5 Songs to Introduce You to J-Rocker Miyavi

If you’ve heard Miyavi (雅)’s name before, you probably know him as the guy who starred as the cruel Japanese soldier in Unbroken, the film directed by Angelina Jolie. But who exactly is Miyavi? Prior to starring in Unbroken, he was already an established J-rock singer in Japan. Visual appeal is one of the main…

Chocolate Lovers Rejoice! Cacao Store Is Here!

Chocolate is a popular sweet treat served up all over the world. In Japan, it’s no different. If you find yourself in Shibuya, check out the Cacao Store. As with anything, Japan likes to go all out and this newly opened storefront is no exception. Whether you’d like to eat, drink, or bathe in your…

5 Top Sunscreens to Be Sun Smart All Year ’Round in Japan

Japanese sunscreens are known for being cosmetically elegant. They are usually thin, light and do not leave a strong white cast on the face, unlike traditional sunscreens. Most Japanese women wear sunscreen every day to preserve their beautiful, fair skin. musingsofamuse.com/ In recent years, Japan has released quite a number of PA++++ sunscreens which is…

4 Perfect All–You–Can–Eat Dessert Deals in Tokyo

Is too much of a good thing bad for you? If so, these places prove that being bad can be so yummy! Japan is well known for their desserts. There isn’t a block on any random street in Tokyo where you wouldn’t find some great desserts. Having them all in one place is even more…