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All About Obon From Traditional Customs to Exciting Festivals All Over Japan

How much do you know about Japan’s Obon customs? Normally during this period, Japanese people are allowed to take long vacations, and there are festivals in several places throughout the country. If you learn about Obon, its background and how it is celebrated, you’ll definitely learn a lot about Japanese culture. If you are in…
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Why Would You Climb Japan’s Lowest Mountain at Only 6 Meters?

Ever wanted to scale a mountain or hike in a beautiful, mountainous areas while travelling in Japan, but find it a hassle and too costly to prepare all the necessary equipment? Or are you concerned about your lack of physical fitness so that you might not be able to make it all the way to…

Obon: The Festival of Honouring Ancestors’ Spirits

Obon is the festival celebrated in Japan in mid-August, on the 15th. But the Obon festival season lasts for a few days, from the 13th to the 17th of the month, but different areas of Japan celebrate this festival on different days. It is the day to remember and honour the spirits of the ancestors.…

The Many Types of Traditional Music and Dance Celebrated in Japan!

Japan is a country with a rich and interesting history devoted to music and dance. It has managed to salvage and re-ignite traditional dances and musical events which could have easily died out over the years and with a changing culture and society. Indeed, many countries in the world do not celebrate their traditional cultural…

Kimono and Yukata For Everybody

Kimono Women (seijin-no-hi kimono) jp.fotolia.com/ Men (Hakama) Kimono is a traditional Japanese full-length robe, it is worn the most during special occasions such as weddings and tea ceremonies. We can see a lot of people wearing kimono, for example, during ‘seijin-no-hi’ (Coming of Age Day), to celebrates and to congratulate those who have reached the…

4 Beautiful Events Japanese People Attend in Summer

Summer in Japan arrives suddenly, temperatures sky rocket to the high 30’s in Tokyo, even reached 40 at times. The land becomes humid and the rainy season and typhoon season bring frequent downpours. Summer is long, hot and humid but is filled with festivals, fireworks and the beauty of the Japanese landscape. 1. Fireworks Fireworks,…