Culture

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.
title_mugicha
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
Rice
2016.08.03
Japanese live on rice in a variety of ways according to the situation
Rice is the staple of food for the Japanese, and we eat it in different ways according to situations
Curtain
2016.07.30
What are these curtains hanging at the entrances of shops in Japan?
“Noren”, or a store curtain, is often hung at the entrances of shops in Japan. Today, I’d like to in
Soba
2016.07.20
Umami and Dashi (soup stock) play important roles in Japanese food.
Japanese food was registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural asset in 2013. Japan has its own uniqu
Torii in the woods
2016.07.18
What is Shintoism? A traditional Japanese religion that exhibits the Japanese mentality!
Japan is known as one of the Buddhist countries, and Buddhism arrived in japan around the 6th Centur
Copper Rain Gutter
2016.07.16
Japanese architecture makes rain gutters aesthetic!
Rain gutters collect rain from rooftops and transport it to the sewer system. Japanese architecture
Mt.Fuji
2016.07.07
Spiritual power dwells in a Japanese word.
Japan has a traditional philosophy called kotodama. People in ancient times referred to Japan as “T
Weddings and Nodategasa
2016.07.06
Japanese umbrella scenery in Japan
During the rainy season, you’ll pass by people with umbrellas walking along the street. In Japan,
senja-fuda
2016.06.29
Have you ever wondered what these stickers are in Japanese temples and shrines?
During the Edo period (1603 to 1868), visiting temples and shrines to make a wish for their well-bei
001EDOHAKU
2016.06.24
Samurai, Kabuki, Sushi. Let’s experience old Tokyo at the Edo-Tokyo Museum!【江戸東京博物館】
Samurai (侍), Geisha(芸者), Ukiyo-e(浮世絵), and Kabuki(歌舞伎). You might be familiar with some of these Jap