Japanese money

Paying Etiquette In Japan

Perhaps there are no other countries in the world that are as full of social rules than Japan. If you have a certain general knowledge about Japan or if you have been to Japan before, I am sure that you know that people tend to line up on one side of escalators (typically on the…

Good Fortune Awaits Those Who Visit This Giant Sand Drawing in Japan!

While traveling in the Kagawa (香川) Prefecture, do you know that there is a place that you must visit if you want to improve your luck in money? Or, do you want to embark on a learning journey about coins from Japan and the world? If so, Kanonji (観音寺) City is the place to visit…

Nastume Soseki: The Greatest Influencer on Japanese Literature

If you are a fan of Japanese literature, chances are you will have heard of Natsume Soseki (夏目漱石). Working during the Meiji period, Soseki was popular both in his own era and this popularity continues to the present day. In fact, in recent years Soseki has been more popular than ever, with Haruki Murakami citing…