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3 Creative and Practical Ideas for Advanced Origami

With the invention of paper, the technique of using origami also followed. During the 6th century, Buddhist monks carried paper into Japan. It was used first for ceremonial practices due to its expensive price. From then on, it evolved and became a part of Japan’s normal life. There are a lot of modern designs available…

Japanese Kawaii Fashion: How to Become a Sweet Lolita

Lolita fashion may have caught the attention of every girl locally and internationally, but do you know where it actually originated from? During the 1980s, there was a so-called “doll fashion” in Japan spearheaded by 2 designers from the “Milk” brand. From the name itself, girls wore doll-like clothing and it was even published in…

Konpeito – The Traditional Japanese Candy with Portuguese Roots

These multi-colored and sugary candies are known as konpeito (金平糖). They are a traditional type of sweets in Japan and were introduced by Portuguese traders in the country during the 16th century. The word “konpeito” comes from the Portuguese word “confeito” meaning confection or candy. They come in various colors but are unflavored. They are…

Shirakawago, Gifu: A Quaint Village for Relaxation

Located in Gifu prefecture of Japan is a quaint village known as Shirakawa-go. This is a place hidden away in the mountains, full of luxurious trees and blossoming flowers in spring. It is dominated by gasho-zukuri houses. This is a very peculiar style of architecture for houses. It is said to have a Minka-style where…

Traditional Japanese Dance–Drama Kabuki: Types and Elements

Dancing is an important part of life. Countless people around the world enjoy modern dances and almost all the countries have some traditional styles as well. But have you ever wondered what are the traditional Japanese dances? Myth View this post on Instagram A post shared by @erichichi on Jul 16, 2019 at 9:35am PDT…

Kinosaki Hot Springs Town: Relaxing Getaway from the Big City

One of the foreign-friendly places to visit in Japan is the Kansai region. Located in the southern-central part of Honshu, the region is considered to be the cultural and historical heart of the country. Here, you can find the place Kinosaki, a perfect getaway from the busy metropolitan area where you can stroll around the…

The Hello Kitty Project: Japan Sends Hello Kitty to Outer Space!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The most popular Sanrio character, Hello Kitty, has just been dispatched into outer space! This is an effort to demonstrate the country’s progressing economic and technological industry as headed by the current prime minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe. What is the Hello Kitty Project? View this post on…

Sadako Yamamura: World’s Most Famous Antagonist

You might have heard of Sadako Yamamura from some movies such as “The Ring.” But have you come to ask why she’s continuously haunting others? Sadako is the main character of the Ring Trilogy novels. These were made by Koji Suzuki, a Japanese writer who is currently living in Tokyo. The novels have been adapted…

Coming of Age Day: How the Japanese Celebrate Becoming an Adult

Japanese people are only considered self-reliant once they reach the age of 20. This is considered the age of maturity in the country. It is also a sign of adulthood. This means that they are already capable of handling responsibilities on their own. And so, they can therefore be allowed to smoke, vote and drink…

Put a Ring on It! All about Japanese Traditional Weddings

Putting a ring on it can have a lot of ups and downs. People around the world marry for a variety of reasons. Some people think marrying can make the relationship more official. Some would also say, it makes them work harder for the relationship to grow. Other would marry for money or for fun.…