Japanese history

Have you Heard of the Story Behind Japan’s Very First Controversial Nude Poster?

Japan is often seen as a somewhat conservative country when it comes to fashion. For example, it’s normal to see people in bizarre or overly fashionable outfits in big cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Kyoto, but chances are slim in smaller cities or in the countryside. Nowadays, while most people tolerate short shorts and…

Did You Know that Tokyo Station has a Dark History of Assassinations?

Tokyo JR station is located in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, and is one of the busiest stations in the city, always packed with busy businessmen and excited tourists. However, did you know that apart from being the main intercity rail terminal, the station also has a dark history of assassinations behind it?…

Step into the Stone Age and Explore the Glacial Period in Tomizawa!

The Glacial Period (20,000 years ago) was a time when ice-cold temperatures were at its time of advancement. With the vast ice sheets and freezing temperatures, it was hard to survive for Paleolithic people (people of the Stone Age). However, a great discovery was made when the camping site for the people of the early…

Have you ever Looked at the Atomic Bombings from a Different Perspective?

The use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in general, the policy of bombing civilian cities by all sides of the war, might rank as the absolute lowest point in the history of humanity. I have discussed my thoughts on the use of the atomic bombs before, but today I want to…

Going to Tokyo? Discover These 3 Artisanal Shops near Ueno Park!

Ueno is popularly known as a district in Tokyo with a rich historical legacy, where many tourists come each year to get a feel of Tokyo’s Edo period. Due to its popular location, throughout the decades many stores have continuously been opened, hoping to become the finest in the area. Just a few of these…

Explore Japanese Ninja History and Hidden Traps at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu!

Japan has a vast history of ninjas that a museum called, Ninja Museum of Igaryu was even dedicated to Japan’s ninja history. The museum is located in Mie Prefecture near Iga Ueno Castle. It has been divided into different sections providing individual elements of ninja lore and history. It also features several exhibits and demonstrations…