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“The Suicide Forest” – How Aokigahara Earned Its Nickname?!

Japan is known as one of the safest places on earth but did you know that a notoriously common site for suicide can also be found? A dense forest known as Aokigahara is a popular tourist destination due to its large number of icy caverns. It lies at the northwest base of Mt. Fuji and…

Onitsuka Tiger: Japan’s Legendary Footwear

The prevalence of shoe companies in Japan is visible. One of these outstanding companies is called Onitsuka Tiger. It started with the founder’s hope of raising post-war youth’s self-esteem through sports. He believed they needed a healthier and more positive lifestyle with a new sense of community, optimism and awareness. How the Company Started View…

The Japanese School Uniform: Do You Know The Origin?

The Japanese school uniform is probably the most fashionable and stylish of all. It is not only a symbol of youth but also plays an important role in the country’s culture. Many people around the world adore Japanese school uniforms due to their kawaii appearance. There are many types of uniforms that range from standard…

4 Special Food Souvenirs You Should Buy in Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture in 2019

Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture is home to many temples, shrines, and museums, especially known for Wakayama Castle that sits at the mouth of Kii River. Besides having a vast history, the prefecture is also popular for selling delicious local items and crafts. If you ever visit the place, don’t forget to bring home some of the…
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Try the Jumbo Gyoza Challenge at Kagurazaka Hanten!

Japanese food is, no doubt, one of the best in the world. Most of their food are known to consist of health-boosting minerals that supports a healthy digestive tract. However, have you ever thought about enjoying Japanese food through a challenge? A popular shop in Tokyo called Kagurazaka Hanten is serving jumbo gyoza for free…
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Get to know Manika Nagare and her vibrant use of Color and Flowing Style

Manika Nagare is a Japanese artist who is famous for her vivid abstract landscapes made by using sheer layers of oil paint. She grew up in an artist family in Kagawa, thus making art was a huge part in growing up. As a child, she naturally enjoyed drawing and painting. Most of her artworks are…

Can You Find This Hidden History Museum in Tokyo?

Did you know that there’s a cutting-edge museum hidden inside the KITTE Department Store in Tokyo? Intermediatheque, a small museum jointly run by the University of Tokyo and Japan Post, contains several antiquities and specimens owned by the university since the 19th century. Due to its unusual location, it has been given the nickname of…

How Do Ancient ‘Tsunami Stones’ Warn People About Future Disasters in Japan?

Tsunamis are fairly common in Japan, primarily because of major earthquakes that tend to hit the area every 100 to 150 years. Because of this, the country implemented advanced countermeasures against future tsunamis and education for disaster preparedness. As a reminder of the devastating impact of tsunamis, tsunami stones came into use. In Aneyoshi, Japan,…