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Love Peaches? Don’t Miss the Limited Peach-Flavored Coca-Cola in Japan!

When it comes to interesting food and drinks to try and buy, Japan is always number one. You are bound to find something unique just by walking into their convenience stores, supermarkets, and even their cafes or restaurants. Aside from water and other regular drinks, they also usually have strange-flavored drinks like cucumber Pepsi, lemon-flavored…

5 Culturally Immersive Things to Do at Momotaro’s Birthplace – Kurashiki City!

While Japan may be considered as the birthplace of technology, it still never fails to showcase the mystic beauty of its tradition and culture. Regardless of your destination in the country, there is a sure spot that you can visit to immerse in cultural learning while admiring the innate beauty of Japan’s past. Kurashiki City…

What to Buy in Okayama in 2018: 7 Souvenirs From the Land of Sunshine

Okayama is prominent on the travel radar of Japanese natives and foreigners alike for many reasons: it is blessed with abundant sunshine, thus making it a great environment for the growing of fruits; it is home to Japan’s best-loved folk tale character, Momotaro; and it is the birthplace of both the washi masking tape and…

Which 4 Premium Peaches from Japan are Great For Summer?

Japanese prefecture Okayama is known for one of the most popular Japanese folktales that Japanese children hear in elementary school, Momotaro (Peach Boy). This is not a coincidence, as Okayama is also popular for being the birthplace of delicious peaches, especially the white variety. Peaches are synonymous with the summer in Japan, so during your…

Improve Your Japanese By Checking Out These 4 Must-Read Japanese Fairy Tales!

Fairy tales are a good example of a global concept, because they are prevalent in every culture. Reading fairy tales allows you to learn about a culture more in-depth, and add to the knowledge you already have through portrayal in the media. Recently, I have started to learn more about Japanese fairy tales. There are…

Okayama: Home of the Japanese Folk Hero, Momotaro

Japanese Folktales or Mukashibanashi (昔話) are popularly known by children and adults all around Japan. People learn of these stories from school or from their parents at a young age and pass on the stories once they have children of their own. There are a number of folktales in Japan, but one of the most…

Onigashima, the Demon Island from Momotaro

What is Onigashima? Momotaro and his friends jp.fotolia.com/ The most famous old tale among the Japanese is most likely Momotaro (桃太郎 in Japanese). The summary of the story is as follows : “A boy, who was born from a peach and came from an upstream, was named Momotaro. When he grows up, he takes some…