By Preetha

Learn Kitchen Utensil and Cookware Names in Japanese

While in Japan, we will have to buy kitchenware and use them for your personal needs. Have you ever wondered what the Japanese words for these kitchenwares are? It will be really useful if you happen to go to a Japanese friend’s house or will buy some Japanese ceramics or cutlery in the shops. Learning…

Japanese Ceramics Paradise: Oribe Hills Toki

Gifu prefecture is famous for its ceramics and there are a number of famous manufacturers in and around this area. The products from here are the number one products of Japan and there are a lot of shops, museums and display centers for ceramics in this prefecture. It was on a rainy Sunday when we…

The iconic Japanese crafts and forms of art

We are pretty familiar with Bonsai, Origami and etc. Originated from Japan and became famous worldwide, these forms of art always reflect the Japanese culture and artistic ability. The structure and the style of Japanese gardens , potteries and such are also really attractive and can be seen everywhere when we travel throughout this country.…

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…

Yakyu: the history of Baseball in Japan

History Known as Yakyu in Japanese, baseball is the most popular sports in Japan. Imported from US in the old times, baseball gained popularity in the country of the rising sun and is now one of the most favourite games among all the age groups. Nowadays, many tournaments are conducted all over the country at…

Katsuobushi – Inevitable ingredient of Japanese dishes

Katsuobushi Have you ever noticed thin wood-like shavings floating in the Japanese soups. If you have tried any Japanese soup, dashi is the main base ingredient in them, which is made from dried Bonito. The shavings that you can see in the soups are nothing but the dried fish flakes which have been a unique…

The Top 7 Prestigious National Universities in Japan

Those who want to continue their studies in Japan can chose one among the seven national universities of Japan which are all ranked among the topmost prestigious universities in the world. The entrance procedures to enroll to these universities can be difficult, but as you become part of one of these universities, you will have…

Obtaining a Japanese driving license

For those who do not have an international driving permit, taking a new driving license in Japan have the same steps to follow as that of a Japanese citizen. And it is quite a tedious task to get your license in hand. Being a foreigner, we have to provide the Juminhyo (Residency certificate) and the…

7 joys of life during the Japanese rainy season

Right now, it is ‘Tsuyu’ or the Japanese rainy season, also called ‘baiyu’. It comes just in the end of spring in the beginning of June, providing a cool climate before the hot Japanese summer. The name ‘Tsuyu’ means plum rain and it might be because this is the season of plum fruit ripening. It…

Nagoya Science Museum and the World’s Largest Planetarium

Nagoya City Science Museum Nagoya City Science museum is one of the most informative places for every age-group. It is an interesting world of knowledge, especially for the students. The museum has a huge globe situated between two rectangular shaped buildings which host the largest planetarium in the world and this globe which is silvery…