Culture

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2016.12.17
The annual fabric dyeing festival, “Some no Komichi”
Every February an event known as “Some no Komichi” (染の小道) turns the river and streets of Nakai town
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2016.12.10
Omisoka and Oshogatsu: The Japanese Year End and New Year’s holidays
Today’s Shogatsu inherits some traditional customs and also adds more modern elements. Let’s see how
Shōin-Jinjamae
2016.11.30
See the parade of Samurai in the town associated with Yoshida Shoin!
Shōin-Jinjamae is a town about a 30-minute train ride from Shibuya. There are about 150 shops that s
日本1
2016.10.21
What do foreign tourists think about Japan, Vol. 3 ~Food~
While my friends from Germany were visiting Tokyo, I realized many fascinating things about Japan fr
What do foreign tourists think about events in Japan, Vol. 2
2016.10.16
What do foreign tourists think about Japan, Vol. 2 ~Events~
When I took my Belgian friends around Tokyo, I felt that their views of Japan were different from wh
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2016.10.10
A half day walk-and-eat tour in the Sumo town of Ryogoku! Don’t miss the historical sites, museums, and foodie destinations. Vol. 1
Do you know the traditional Japanese sport of Sumo? Ryogoku is famous for Sumo, because there have b
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2016.10.03
Ojizo-san, a deity with a red cloth.
You may see statues wearing red bibs while walking in the countryside of Japan. These statues are th
玄関のちまき
2016.10.01
You’ll often see a chimaki at the front door of private houses in Kyoto. This is actually considered an amulet.
because of the bamboo leaves. Chimaki is also an amulet displayed at the entrance of houses and look
“High-tech” in Japan
2016.09.29
What do foreign tourists think about Japan, Vol.1 ~High-tech~
I used to live in Berlin, Germany for a year and a half, and my Belgian friends who I met there visi
Takigi Noh
2016.09.23
Watching the traditional Japanese performing art Noh, on a special stage installed in Zojoji Temple【Daimon, Tokyo】
You will have an opportunity to watch the Japanese performing art Noh, on a special occasion. The Zo
高速餅つき
2016.09.18
This is the traditional Japanese technique for making rice-cakes!
Nakatanido is a Japanese confectionery shop located at the entrance of the Mochiidono shopping arcad
rice
2016.08.23
It’s tradition and considered good manners to serve rice on the left side in Japan
We have specific positions for dishes served in Japan; rice is on the left and soup is on the right.
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2016.08.17
"Mugicha", a summer drink in Japan
Cold mugicha (barley tea) is a popular summer drink after taking a bath or after exercising. I will
Miso soup
2016.08.09
Miso soup in history: Japanese military commanders used to enjoy it.
Miso soup with rice since has been loved by the Japanese since ancient times. I will show when the
Nukadsuke
2016.08.04
“Tsukemono”, Japanese pickles that complement a bowl of rice.
Tsukemono, or pickles, are vegetables pickled with salt and other condiments. Pickling with salt ha