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3 Great Souvenirs to take a Piece of Japan’s Iconic Mt Fuji Home with You!

For some tourists, Japan is synonymous with Mt. Fuji which is not only the highest mountain in the country but is also considered a cultural and spiritual symbol. Therefore, it is often depicted in many souvenirs throughout the country, as you would expect, and has become a favorite purchase for many people fascinated by its…
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Is the Traditional Game Kendama Making a Comeback?

There are a number of traditional games which were played in Japan around a decade or two ago. Those were the days when the boom of electronic games had not hit quite yet and they were not as popular as they have become now in this generation. But one game that held on to the…

Kendama, the Traditional Japanese toy

Have you ever seen or played a Yo-Yo, Diabolo or merely a cup-and-ball? Then you can probably easily understand Kendama as well. It is a traditional Japanese toy with three cups and a spike which fits into the hole in the ball. History of Kendama The origins of Kendama are still unknown but scientists assume…

5 Leading Japanese Martial Arts

Japan is a country where people have a big interest in sports. Sports, originally in Japan, was often associated with culture. For these reasons, some traditional Japanese sports and especially martial art still exists and Japan and still have a huge audience. we are listing here some of the most popular ones. 1. Sumo jp.fotolia.com/…

3 of the Most Famous Traditional Japanese Toys

There several varieties of Japanese traditional toys, folk dolls and games. Like most toys that have been in use for long periods of time, they are simple yet still fun and great for kids to use, or for adults to join in too! I have chosen three of these toys and games to introduce to…