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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

Kanazawa Haku (Kanaza…

Today's blog is all about "Kanazawa Gold Leaf". The beginning of this traditional art rem…

Suruga Hinagu : Hina …

In the end of February in Japan, since Muromachi period (1336-1573), Hina dolls are about …

[Pens] Never Goes Out…

Japanese Stationery has a lot of funs ! There is always one or two large sundry goods sto…