Toro nagashi

The Top 5 Most Interesting Japanese Traditions That Never Grow Old

Being a country known to uphold heritage and tradition, it is not surprising to witness tons of events in Japan meant to honor a religious deity or commemorate a historical event. Over the years, many annual celebrations have attracted the attention of both local and international guests for their sheer grandeur. Here are five of…

Don’t Run From the Heat! 8 Reasons to Stay in Japan and Enjoy the Summer!

Summers are always an exciting time of the year. A time where you can hit the streets or the beach or wherever you head to, wearing basic minimal clothing. The atmosphere is vibrant, people are laughing, and you can eat all the matcha ice cream in the world. While leaving Japan during summertime might be…

The Floating Lanterns on the Sumida River

Tōrō Nagashi Ceremony The light of lanterns floating on the water of Sumida-gawa illuminating the dark pool of the river makes an ease atmosphere. This beautiful scenery takes place every year during what the Japanese call the Tōrō Nagashi. Tōrō Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony or a symbol of summer celebrating by releasing the…