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Boys gossip that girls look 30% prettier when they wear yukata in the summer time. Girls g … Read More


Fireworks has a strong feeling of summer for Japanese unlike in other countries; for examp … Read More

Japanese Summer festivals

Visiting Summer Festivals: Natsu-Matsuri There are many seasonal festivities in Japan … Read More

Gassho zukuri

Gassho zukuri: Wave of Foreign Travelers to Rustic Village of Aikura Gong of a temple b … Read More

Yomeiri – Brides Entering Into the Household

Yomeiri – Brides Entering Into the Household of the Groom and Love for Daughters In Jap … Read More

Thank you gift for special occasions: Hikidemono

It is a common practice to return someone’s favor or thoughts by sending gifts after a cer … Read More

Randoseru: Back Pack for Children and Growth of Japanese Economy

It is a typical afternoon to see elementary school boys playing rock-paper-scissors and th … Read More

What Happened to “Boy’s Day”? May 5: Celebrating Children’s Day

As unfair as it seems, there is no official Boy’s Day celebration in Japan. Although March … Read More

“Bonsai” – An Aspect of Japanese Cultural Value

  - Nature in a tray - ”Bonsai” is a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tr … Read More

“Japonism” : An Aspect of Japanese Cultural Values

   - Fusion of the East and the West -  Japonism (Japonisme in French) is a term fo … Read More

“Japan Expo 2014” in …

It is not an exaggeration to say that “Japan Expo” annually held in early summer in Pa…

Suruga Takesensuji Za…

Along Abe River and Warashina River in Shizuoka prefecture, a lot of good Hachiku, a kind …


Chikuzenni is a simmered dish using various ingredients such as carrot, burdock root, lotu…