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J-POP Girls’ Band vs K-POP Girls’ Band

East Asian girl bands these few recent years are a phenomenon to admire, whether you are a music lover or a business person. For Western audiences, witnessing the gaggles of cute girls in groups of up to 50 people dominating the Asian pop scene can be bemusing or even alarming. Whatever you think of East…

The marvelous use of Furoshiki

Japanese have talents for elaborating patterns on cloth and clothes. Several examples from the traditional Japanese goods exist as the Kimono (着物), Yukata (浴衣), hachimaki (鉢巻き), handkerchieves (ハンカチ), etc. Numerous items still used in everyday’s life. It can be employed as clothes, as tools, as decoration, etc. How about the “furoshiki” (風呂敷)? Furoshiki “Furoshiki” cloth…

4 Types of Cute and Original Sticky Notes

After living in Japan for 10 years, I’ve come across my fair share of stationery stores and the one thing I cannot get enough is the sticky notes! I have accumulated quite a collection during my time at middle school and high school and I would like to introduce to you a few that I…

Beauty On A Budget: 100 Yen Cosmetics

It is said that beauty comes with a price. But did anyone tell you that the price in Japan can be only 100 yen. In Japan, not only cosmetics are prevalent – you can get them with just a mere fraction of your budget, but also, 100 yen stores carry an array of cosmetics for…

3 Gorgeous Themed Japanese Summer Sweets

The aesthetic for Japanese sweets Summer is on its way, and who does not like a refreshment or something sweet for those who have a sweet tooth? There are plenty of varieties available, so let’s find out your favourite ones! Basically, you can choose between Japanese sweets and foreign sweets. There are those, which are…

Meet the Adorable Japanese Character Kapibara-san!

You might have seen Capybaras in Japan. Either at a zoo or as the popular character that triggered numerous merchandise and established a huge fan base of the biggest rodent on earth. What characteristic feature is it that makes Japanese people instantly fall in love with capybaras? Capybaras the Animals この投稿をInstagramで見る 今日は猫の日🐱 #カピバラさん #kapibarasan #カピバラさんと一緒…

Love Japanese Cartoons? Check Out These 6 Adorable Characters from Anime!

Japan could be the land of kitty, Pokemon and other amazing Japanese characters in Japan for cartoon and Manga lovers! below, here is the list of the most famous cartoon characters that were originated in Japan and gained popularity across the whole globe. Read on to know their characteristics and features and I am sure…

Have You Seen These Cute and Life-Like Plastic Food Outside Restaurants?

In Japan, when you go out to eat at a restaurant, you usually see showcases filled with delicious looking dishes from the menu. These amazingly realistic dishes are all actually fake! They are food samples created to draw the attention of the passerby to stop for a meal at their restaurant. Showcases filled with food…

4 Basic Items for Men’s Summer Fashion in Japan

Unlike the girls, boys normally are simpler in their style. Therefore, their fashion mostly is based on the color or the model of their shirts or pants. However, Japanese boys have different taste in the accessories they choose like the shoes or bag. So what actually their styles look like? Soft Color T-shirt Almost all…

Shine Shine Monk! Teru Teru Bozu!

THE BIG DAY All of you may have a special day that you are really waiting for. You may wait impatiently for your birthday, or for the day to celebrate your first meeting with your boyfriend/ girlfriend, or a big event that happened before in your life, etc. Just before the BIG DAY, if you…