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Do You Know These 7 Essential Japanese Vocabulary Items for Summer?

Summer in Japan begins in June and lasts all the way up to September, and depending on where you are in the country, it can either be a sticky and humid season or a pleasantly cool respite from the colder months. Hokkaido and Aomori prefectures, for example, enjoy bright sunshine and warm weather, whereas cities…

All About Obon From Traditional Customs to Exciting Festivals All Over Japan

How much do you know about Japan’s Obon customs? Normally during this period, Japanese people are allowed to take long vacations, and there are festivals in several places throughout the country. If you learn about Obon, its background and how it is celebrated, you’ll definitely learn a lot about Japanese culture. If you are in…

Obon: The Week You Should Avoid When Planning a Trip in Japan

O-Bon Season O-bon usually takes place during August 13th to 16th every year. O-bon is the time for the Japanese to commemorate their ancestors’ spirits. It is said that the ancestors’ spirits return to this world in order to visit their living relatives. Traditionally, lanterns made from traditional Japanese paper are hung at the door…