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Japanize your iPhone with these Uniquely Artistic Covers!

Japanese culture and art have been fascinating people all over the world. The more you learn about Japan, the more you want to discover more about the country. If you want to have daily eye candy, you will be definitely pleased with a Japanese motif on your smartphone cover. Enjoying Japanese culture on a daily…

Moxibustion: Alternative Japanese Acupuncture Treatment for your Health and Beauty

What is Moxibustion? Moxibustion is one type of hyperthermia therapy method that originated in ancient China in about 2,200 years ago. The method was brought to Japan along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine around the 6th century. The Japanese word for moxibustion is ‘okyu’ (お灸) and the definition is ‘putting fire with the help…

Easy, Fun and Scary Japanese Food Ideas for Halloween

Japanese love to adapt and then improve! Since Halloween is growing in popularity in Japan, housewives and cooks are becoming even more creative. There is plenty of Japanese food that can easily be made into something scary. Let’s get inspirited by these great Japanese Halloween food ideas! Halloween Sushi Sushi is the easiest and it…

Get into the Halloween Spirit in Japan!

Japan loves foreign commercialised holidays: Christmas, Valentine’s Day… so seeing Japan celebrate Halloween should be no surprise! Restaurants, Supermarkets, Coffee Shops, any kind of shops, there is no limitation. The older generation somehow has it mixed up with Thanksgiving, since pumpkins and autumn decorations are used for Halloween, too. The younger generation loves Halloween, especially…

Interesting Sounds in Japan- Not Always Music to Your Ears!

Less nature and a lot more people! Big cities and those which are as dense as Tokyo and Osaka are prone to be loud and present a variety of noises at almost every corner. Also by that, we do not mean car horns during rush hour or crowds of people. Technologically advanced Japan produces its…

How Well Do You Know Japanese Types of Prawns?

Prawns, or shrimps, are a very popular seafood all over the world, including Japan. The variety is amazing and most delicious ones are rather expensive. Let’s have a look at the various popular kinds of Japanese shrimps. Botan Ebi View this post on Instagram A post shared by SeaTable (@seatable.0419) on Jul 4, 2019 at…

Things you Should Know Before Riding a Bicycle in Japan

Consider yourself lucky if you get the chance to ride a bicycle in Japan if you are a tourist. Chances are high you will have your own if you live here. Riding a bicycle in a big city such as Tokyo is not that simple, since you have to get a bit prepared in order…

How to Register Your Bicycle in Japan

When riding a bicycle in a big Japanese city like Tokyo, you need to register your bicycle. Yes, that’s right, you have to treat it like a car in order to be in accordance with the law. But no need to panic, the registration process is a piece of cake. What You Need jp.fotolia.com/ What…

Earthquakes: Life on Shaky Ground

If you live in Japan, you are bound to experience an earthquake sooner or later. This might be something new for you and if it is a significant one, it can feel frightening at times. You will never be fully prepared, but becoming familiar with them might help you feel better about them. jp.fotolia.com/ Japan…

How do the Japanese Celebrate their Birthdays?

What do you usually do on your birthday? Perhaps you receive presents, everybody wishes you many happy returns, and maybe you even throw a party. Do you find that you continue to celebrate your birthday as you get older? No doubt your answer to these questions depends on which country you are from. In the…