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How Do the Japanese Spend Their Summers? Top 5 Popular Activities

Introduction It is known that winter activities for Japanese include visiting illumination spots, and spring activities include flower watching (Hanami) and picnic around Sakura trees. However, summer activities of Japanese are not well known. So if you are wondering how Japanese spend their summer season, here are some of the most popular local activities during…

6 Best Authentic Japanese Gift Ideas

With Japan’s mesmerizing sights and wonderful culture, tourists ought to take some souvenirs back to their homeland. But the introduction of Western and other Asian countries’ culture confuses the buyers and they end up buying not-so authentic Japanese goods. If you are one of those tourists, take note of these few authentic Japanese items that…

Kimono: The Most Basic Term For Traditional Japanese Dress

Japan is known worldwide for the beauty of the kimono. The word itself is actually a generic term used to refer to many styles of traditional Japanese dress, and is comprised of two characters: 着, meaning “wear”, and 物, meaning “thing”, thus, “ki-mono”. But the most famous and luxurious of these traditional styles has come…

What Type of Kimono Would Suit You Best?

Over the years Kimono has been known as a traditional clothing in Japan most especially for women. It is the most basic common term for traditional Japanese dress. Who would have thought that there are actually various types of Kimonos in Japan and each type has a corresponding meaning behind, depending on the occasion or…