Japanese culture

Experience Japanese Art and Culture Through This Limited Event at The Westin Tokyo

There are many different ways of introducing Japanese art and culture to people around the world. If you’re a tourist in Japan, you may opt to attend different festivals or events where you can immerse yourself in real Japanese activities. One place where you could do this is The Westin Tokyo (ウェスティン東京), a part of…

Catch a Unique Kabuki Performance in Nagoya and Osaka This August 2017

Kabuki (歌舞伎) is a popular form of cultural entertainment in Japan. It originated as an entertainment for the common people and was oftentimes considered racy and taboo but later on became a formal style of drama. However, it poses a problem for those who do not understand old Japanese culture or language. As a result,…

Join and Visit These 5 Tours and Museums to Learn More About Japan

Exploring the outdoors in Japan may not always be the best option to learn about the country’s culture and history, especially when it is scorching hot or when it’s freezing cold. Fortunately, there are indoor observation tours that’ll keep you entertained with the comfort of the right room temperature. These tours will help you learn…

“Oishii! Umai!” Are Japanese People Obsessed With Food?

If you have ever spent any time watching Japanese TV, you will notice that 90 percent of it is dedicated to food. Food TV shows, cooking shows, comedians reacting to delicious food, comedians reacting to disgusting food, comedians touring their favorite eating places, etc., etc., etc… Why? Are Japanese people obsessed with food? Food is…

Why Did Japan Join Forces With Germany During World War II?

After President Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima, my heart was warmed to see how much Japan and America’s relationship has grown from bitter enemies to great friends. While there are, of course, hard-liners in both countries that try to continue fanning the flames of hatred, much of the wounds inflicted by histories greatest and most…

Check Out 7 of the Best Podcasts to Learn All About Japan the Fun and Easy Way!

I think that podcasts are one of the best ways to learn new things about virtually anything. There are thousands of podcasts available in nearly every language and there are a plethora of podcasts available to teach you more about Japanese history, culture and the language. Here are a few of my favorites. jp.fotolia.com/ Language…

Visit the Eastern Golden Hall of Kohfukuji Temple and Admire Its Treasures

If you make a pilgrimage to Nara and find yourself in Nara Koen (the park) there are countless things to see in the extensive grounds. At Kohfukuji there are three golden halls, the Eastern one (Tohkondo) having been rebuilt six times due to destruction by fire. The original building (built in 726) was commissioned by…

Nisekoi: Who Holds the True Key?

Nisekoi, released in English-speaking countries as Nisekoi: False Love, is a much-loved anime series. It is comedic and romantic and is popular both in Japan and among fans throughout the world. It is also adored by people of many different ages and among both males and females. Originally a manga series, Nisekoi has also been…