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Join the Fun at the Fall and Winter Events of Yomiuriland This 2016

Yomiuriland (よみうりランド) is one of the popular Japanese amusement parks in Tokyo. Located on the hillsides of Inagi City (稲城市), Yomiuriland has been welcoming and entertaining visitors since 1964. Last 2015, the total number of visitors reachjed over 1.7 million. They also launched “GUJJOBA! (グッジョバ!!)” or the Good Job Park in March 2016 where you…

Into Cosplay? Here Are 5 Japanese Anime Popular Among Cosplayers

Anime and manga comprise a major portion of Japanese pop culture today, especially since it is not only popular in Japan but also around the world. To allow people to express their love for their favorite anime characters, “cosplay” (from the word “costume” and “play”) came into practice. It is a performance art in which…

Get Spooked This Halloween 2016 at These Theme Park Events in Japan

Halloween is right around the corner. Have you already decided what costume to wear? If you’re in Japan, the tradition of the event lies in two things: commercialism and costume. Over the years, people have shown a gradual increase in Halloween interest which resulted in the rise of commercial hypes. Though going from house to…

Witness Sword-Wielding Warriors at the World Samurai Summit 2016 in Aichi

Armored knights have assembled. The noble samurai battle is commencing. The main stronghold is under siege. Have you marked your calendars to witness this annual event? The World Samurai Summit 2016 is a two-day event set to happen on November 19 and 20, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) at Nagakute City of Aichi Prefecture. It’s a…

Ultimate Must-Try Experience! Pose for Cool Samurai Photos and Amaze Your Friends!

Are you interested in the history, traditions, and culture of Japan? Or perhaps you like the contemporary things Japan has to offer such as anime or manga better? Whichever you prefer, samurais are part of both. They were the military nobility of early Japan and have been since well associated with the country and its…

Want that Badass ’Super Saiyan’ Hairstyle? Try Dragon Ball Z Hair Wax!

Have you ever fancied the thought of sporting that immaculate ‘Super Saiyan’ hairstyle? With the latest Dragon Ball series installment (Dragon Ball Super) currently sweeping us off with another action-packed series, it’s easy to recall the first time we met Son Goku and friends as they engaged in hardcore battles against the forces of evil…

5 Money-Saving Tips for Cosplayers

Can’t wait to have that jaw-dropping anime look you’ve been dreaming about for so long? You’re not alone. Anime has had a great impact on youth culture all over the world and didn’t just encourage many to watch long-running series across different genres. It also brought forward the fun and excitement that ‘kospurei’ (English: cosplay)…

Unleash Your Inner Warrior in the Samurai Dress–Up Studio

Samurai are a very famous aspect of Japanese history. you may have seen films about these brave and noble warriors, or seen them in anime. Whichever way you have come to know samurai there is always on sure-fire way to recognise them: their armour. The Samurai Armour The start of armour wearing in Japan began…

Halloween, Japanese Style: A Night of Horror and Fun

Years ago, Halloween was just another day in the Land of the Rising Sun. No costumes, no candy, and few decorations. ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) had to explain the ideas to eager Japanese students, and occasionally donned costumes that confused and perplexed locals. More than once, I have seen a foreigner in a full-on Doraemon…