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Do You Know These 5 Important Animals in Japanese Culture and Their Symbolism?

Myths and legends are common things in Japan. From city origins to shrine deities, the country has rich stories for how things came about, where they are from, and what they mean for modern Japan. Animals are no exception. In fact, they are highly revered by the Japanese, to the point that they build shrines…

Upcoming June Events In Enoshima Aquarium!

Here are a few events for the month of June that will be taking place at the Enoshima Aquarium. If you are in Japan in June, why not go visit? The Enoshima Aquarium is on the mainland right near Enoshima. The current Enoshima Aquarium opened in 2005. Bottlenose Dolphin Baby! The Enoshima Aquarium is currently…

10 Popular Japanese Good Luck Charms (Engimono) to Have in Your Home

What symbolizes good luck in your country? Is there some particular type of item or food that is said to bring you good fortune? In many countries and cultures, there are various traditions that involve eating a certain food, wearing or using a specific item, or even performing a certain to ensure that good luck…