May

Hand-picked Secrets of Japanese Green Tea

May is the month for picking the tea for which Japan is widely known. It is a common sight in the countryside to see groups of bicycles parked alongside tea fields shrouded in black. cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/ The sound of conversations and rustling leaves give evidence that someone is inside those mysterious black places. However, just from…

One of the biggest festivals in Kyoto, Aoi Matsuri

Aoi Matsuri Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) is one of the three most famous and graceful festivals in Kyoto, held by two Kamo shrines in the north of city- Shimogamo Shrine and Kamogamo Shrine. This festival is held each year on 15th of May. There are about 500 people dressed in elegant ancient costumes wearing traditional make-up.…

Takigi Noh, The Graceful Ancient Musical Theatre

Firelight Noh Firelight Noh (in Kufukuji called Takigi O-Noh, in which “O” is honorific prefix) is a Japanese ancient musical theater. Its plays are performed outdoors illuminated by the light of bonfires in the night sky. It originated from Kofukuji temple, Nara, Japan, first staged in 869, the temple is now World Heritage Site, and…

3 things to enjoy during the Japanese Spring

Spring in Japan usually begins at the end of February when temperatures begin to rise slightly and the landscape awakens from its winter slumber. Spring offers many attractions in Japan and different ways to experience the country season. Here are some aspects of the Spring in Japan and its beautiful romantic landscapes and atmosphere that…

Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2015 Parade and Festa

TOKYO RAINBOW PRIDE 2015 TOKYO RAINBOW PRIDE 2015: Parade & Festa was just held in Tokyo Yoyogi Park Event Space and Outdoor Stage on April 25th and 26th. Approximately 30,000 people participated in the parade and festa. Tokyo Rainbow Pride is a group committed to promoting a society with a comfortable environment and equal rights…

Fuji Shibazakura Festival, the best place to see Mt Fuji in spring!

If you want to visit the symbol of Japan: Mount Fuji, you should definitely visit Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Shibazakura, which roughly translates to “grass cherry blossoms” can be found to be in full bloom at the base of Mount Fuji during April and May. Shibazakura Festival The festival starts mid-April and continues every day from…