By Yamarin

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Ume Blossoms and Hanami: Best Spots to View the Plum Blossoms in Japan 2019

Is almost spring in Japan and when you think of spring, cherry blossoms are automatically associated with this beautiful season where everything comes back to life and we see the world in beautiful colours after a long, gloomy winter. However, in Japan, the ume(plum) flower is actually the first sign of spring as they blossom…

Want Hair Like Your Favorite Anime Character? Here’s Where to Go!

Haven’t we all dreamed of becoming our favorite idol at some point in our lives? Be it Superman, a firefighter, Britney Spears, or Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The excitement you had when you were a little kid and got to dress up as your hero for Halloween is hard to forget. It comes as…

3 Must-Have Items For Sailor Moon Fangirls

Sailor Moon was a big part of my childhood, as it was for many others. Although I should have outgrown the brave sailor warrior by now, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about Sailor Moon Crystal and all of the new Sailor Moon merchandise that has come with it. My inner fangirl has come back…

Scary Japanese Monsters: The Demon Hag

It is safe to say that every culture has its own scary monsters. The stories and legends revolving around these beings can tell you a lot about the culture and the people of the place where the story is based. The list of scary monsters from Japanese folklore – so-called “yokai” – is long and…

Top 3 Kpop Boy Bands Who Made it Big in Japan!

As mentioned in this article, since the late 1990s, the popularity of South Korean culture has been steadily increasing around the world. This so-called “Korean Wave” has made Korean dramas and Korean pop music, also known simply as K-dramas and K-pop, popular on a global scale. Especially in the last decade, K-Pop has been conquering…

3 K-Pop Girl Groups Who Are Popular in Japan

Since the late 1990s, the popularity of South Korean culture has been steadily increasing around the world. This so-called “Korean Wave” has made Korean dramas and Korean pop music (also known simply as K-dramas and K-pop) popular on a global scale. Especially in the last decade, K-Pop has been conquering the world and with it,…

3 Amusing Facts About The Land Of The Rising Sun

You think you know everything about Japan? Think again! Here are 3 facts about Japan that will blow your mind! 1. The World’s Biggest Tuna came From Japan jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese love their sushi. One particular popular kind of sushi is maguro – or tuna. The world’s most expensive tuna ever sold was a 222-kilogram Bluefin…

Are You a Gackt Fan? Two Must See Movies

Gackt has enjoyed a long and successful career in the Japanese music scene, and even has considerable popularity abroad. In addition to his music career, Gackt has also acted in a few films and TV Series. Two movies you definitely shouldn’t miss as a Gackt fan are Moon Child and Bunraku. Here is a quick…

5 Songs to Help You Get to Know Japanese Superstar Gackt!

Gackt Camui, better known by his stage name “Gackt” was born on July 4, 1973, in Okinawa. As the son of a music teacher, his musical education began quite early. He started playing the piano at age three, and from there added a variety of other instruments to his repertoire. Since the start of his…

3 Interesting Facts about Pregnancy and Childbirth in Japan

For first-time mothers, pregnancy and childbirth can be somewhat unnerving at times. You don’t know what to expect, how to behave, or whose advice to follow. Having a baby in a culture that is not your own can make things even more complicated. jp.fotolia.com/ Japan is a rather safe place to have a baby, maternal…