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Do You Know About Gyotaku? A Traditional Japanese Art Form Using Actual Fish!

In the past when cameras were not freely and easily accessible unlike in today’s world, people had other ways to capture the image of an object. One of those ways is painting, which was one of the main reasons that painters were highly revered in the past. Besides that, there was a lesser known technique,…

How to Fully Enjoy Tsukiji, Tokyo’s Famous Fish Market

Featured on countless “Top Ten Things to do in Tokyo” lists, Tsukiji is a must see for any Tokyo itinerary. Centrally located near shopping district Ginza, this wholesale fish and seafood market is the largest in the world. It’s divided into two parts. The outer market houses restaurants and shops selling restaurant wares like knives…
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Turn Your Meals Into a Sakura Celebration by Making Sakura Denbu!

Japan always offer something special to celebrate the change of the weather especially when it comes to the food. As spring is coming, you may see various pink-colored food packaging and plenty of sakura-flavored sweets and drinks. One of the most eye-catching spring foods for me is the delicate pink and light fish floss called…

Love Fishing but No Time to Venture into the Country? Try Urban Fishing!

Fishing is a popular hobby in Japan, enjoyed by both kids and adults as it provides a great opportunity to bond and communicate effectively. However, many Japanese people do not have the luxury to go to the countryside for fishing, so as a solution, Japan started opening venues where fishing can be done even in…

5 Delicious Autumn and Winter Fish You Need to Try!

Fish are simply the most delicious in Autumn and early Winter. After all, they are swimming their guts out, and building up fat for the winter. Fat is good. Fish are good. Fatty fish are best. Check out the five tasty fish you will want to put on your plate this autumn. You can find…

Do You Know These Japanese Koi Varieties?

The koi fish is a popular type of fish in Japanese culture. It traditionally symbolizes wealth, longevity, good luck, bravery, success, perseverance and drive. In a Chinese legend, the koi is said to possess a powerful life force which propelled it to swim upstream through various hurdles to reach the peak of the mountain and…

Nihonbashi Art Aquarium: perfect escape during hot summer months!

The art aquarium (aka Eco Edo Nihonbashi Art Aquarium) has been thrilling audiences since opening its doors back in 2011. Perfectly situated in Nihonbashi an area steeped in Japanese tradition especially during the Edo /Meiji era. One can see this in its myriad of displays around the museum. There are more than 5000 goldfishes in…

Koi, The Iconic Japanese Pond Fish

Koi is a typical Japanese pond fish which you can find in almost any pond or river canal in Japan. There are two meanings for the Japanese word “Koi”, one being the name of the fish and the other meaning “love” or “care” (the kanji of the words are different). Koi is a freshwater fish…

A Journey in The Nagoya Public Aquarium

Author’s photo The port of Nagoya Public Aquarium has a wide collection of aquatic species including fishes, whales, dolphins, turtles etc. Every day, there are various shows scheduled for the pleasure of our eyes where the heroes of these shows are our favorite aquatic animals. It is a place where we could spend a singular…