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A Day in the Life of a Sumo Wrestler

Sumo wrestlers are known as “rikishi” in Japanese. Every wrestler belongs to a particular stable in Japan, which is ruled by a retired wrestler known as “oyakata”, meaning boss. They’re known to be good wrestlers during their prime. The wife of an oyakata is known as “okamisan.” They also play as supportive members of the…

Ice Cornet: An innovative yummy HOT/COLD Ice Cream

A cold ice cream that will surely melt your heart can be found in Japan. It is called Ice Cornet! This is a Japanese dessert which is made of a crispy warm bread topped with a frozen ice cream. In some branches of the shop, it comes in various flavors: mango, vanilla, vanilla and chocolate,…

Japanese Fruit Goodies to Cool you Down in Summer!

When you’re out in the streets where the sun is high above the clouds and the scorching heat is unbearable, it is best to carry these Japanese fruit goodies with you anytime, anywhere. Natsukan ニッポンの夏の手みやげ、とらやの夏羹、水羊羹。レモンの香り清々しいぷるぷるの夏羹は、透明感に吸いこまれそう(*´ч`*) pic.twitter.com/ePOO6ulz3i — chico (@chico_sweets) 2017年7月7日 This is a fruit jelly which is available only during the summer season, that is,…

Try the Best Beer in Japan, Kirin Beer

You might have come across the brand name Kirin during one of your visits in the supermarket. This is a popular beverage brand in Japan which is headquartered in Nakano-ku of Tokyo. The word “kirin” means giraffe in Japanese. However, Kirin Brewery has been named after the Chinese word “Quilin,” meaning a mythical hooved chimerical…

Treat your Hair to a Luxurious Hair Salon

Having a bad hair day? When your hair is too frizzy or too dry, it greatly affects your self-esteem. Hair is a very important reflection of a person’s identity. It reflects both one’s inner and outer personality as well as thoughts and beliefs. It is even said that the Hair and Beauty industry is a…

Japan’s National Bird: The Red-Crowned Crane, An Endangered Species

Every country has national symbols. Usually a symbol is chosen to represent unification in each country. National symbols represent the nation’s people, values, goals and history. Have you ever wondered what Japan’s national bird is? Well, they are called Red-crowned Cranes. They’re thought to be the fashion models in the bird world owing to how…

Unforgettable Tokyo Souvenirs You should Buy for Friends and Family

Visiting a place in Japan wouldn’t be complete without purchasing something memorable. This is what souvenirs are for. They are supposed to represent something unique to that place. Buying souvenirs for friends and family is also a common custom which most Japanese people follow. For those of you who are interested in visiting Tokyo, you…

Enjoy Your Coffee in a Spaceship – Gundam Cafe

To let you enjoy the world of Gundam to the fullest, a themed cafe was opened in 2012 in Akihabara, Tokyo. This is the only official Gundam Cafe in Japan. ku-zou.blog.so-net.ne.jp/ Upon stepping inside, you will start feeling the special atmosphere right away. Everything is intricately designed and operated based on the popular animation. logsoku.com/…

Four Popular Fashion Brands to Check Out When You’re in Japan

Japan is a home to many fashion industries. It offers countless fashion choices to many people from young to old. Whatever style you choose, Japan has it all. If you happen to be in this country, you should visit their local shops to get some distinctive Japanese clothing for your wardrobe collection. Here are some…

Harajuku’s Most Famous Lolita Brand – Milk

As the name implies, “Milk” shop looks more like a dainty white chocolate milk bar you’d be tantalized to step into. Milk shop was established during the 1970s, when Harajuku was becoming one of Tokyo’s popular fashion districts. This place is considered to be one of the oldest original shops in Harajuku. Brand’s concept  …