Culture

2014.08.11
The advantage is that anyone can join in so, everyone, let's dance!
The Bon Dance is a deep, meaningful dance that is performed in a variety of ways depending upon th
2014.08.09
"Obon" is a regular midsummer event for families to welcome and hold a memorial service for the spirits of their ancestors.
During obon, it is extremely crowded anywhere you go in Japan! Every year, for the few days befo
2014.08.07
Reduce the temperature by two degrees just by sprinkling water? A traditional piece of cooling wisdom.
“Uchimizu,” an environmentally friendly method for spending the hot summer more comfortably. Wh
2014.08.01
“Sanja Matsuri”, a festival with over 1300 years of history celebrated in Tokyo’s famous Asakusa district.
Asakusa’s 3 most popular days of the year when people get crazy! When asked, “What’s the mo
2014.07.25
Ochugen, The gift of summer
How about a Japanese gift for someone special to you. Japanese custom calls for the giving
2014.06.28
Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre
【Photo by Yuri Suzuki】 The oldest theater in Japan built in the birthplace of Kabuki Kabuki
2014.06.26
Wagashi (Traditional Japanese confectionery often served with tea)
Video You can experience making Wagashi! Wagashi is found all over Japan and is unique to