Culture

Customs for December
2015.11.28
Customs for December: The busiest month of the year
We refer to December as “Shiwasu”. In Japan, we usually ‘tie up loose ends’ in the old year to ha
Shichi-go-san
2015.11.09
A festival to wish for the growth of children ages three, five, and seven. “Shichi-go-san”
It’s a day to celebrate children’s growth. You might see children dressed in Kimono during the su
Customs for November
2015.10.30
Customs for November
Tuesday,3 November: Culture Day This is a national holiday designated as a day to celebrate the p
takaranokama
2015.10.28
How about making an elegant bowl for everyday use at a traditional Japanese house in Kitakamakura? “The Takara Pottery Studio Experience”
It’s easy enough, even for a beginner! Let’s drop by a pottery class while sightseeing in Kamakura.
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2015.10.23
Tadaima Japan Presents: Impressions of Japan from Spain!
An e-mail from a designer in Spain The Tadaima Japan team received an e-mail from a designer and il
Autumn foliage
2015.10.17
The season for beautiful foliage has arrived in Japan!
A variety of colors. The autumn foliage in Japan consists of many colors including yellowish
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2015.10.07
It is a chance to see Kabuki with translation... and it’s free! Let’s enjoy a traditional Japanese play from 200 years ago!(Gifu Pref)
During the Edo Perio, 200 years ago, Kabuki became popular among the common people because of it’s e
Martin Kramer
2015.09.29
Finding Japan in Germany!: A German tea enthusiast who built a tea room right inside his flat!
It’s almost a museum! Amazing collections that are more than just a hobby. The world of tea cer
School uniform for winter
2015.09.27
Let’s change your wardrobe on October 1st!
“Koromo-gae”, or the change of wardrobe for the new season. Have you ever had a school uniform fo
The Seven Deities of Good Luck
2015.09.26
Have you ever heard of Kannazuki? It’s the month when all Japanese gods go to one place in Japan!
What’s Kannazuki? Most Japanese people have heard about “Kannazuki”, but they seldom know what it
The full moon
2015.09.23
The fifteenth night of Autumn, the evening to adore the full moon.
The season for harvesting comes around the time of a full moon. Autumn has arrived and in Japan i
Red spider lilies
2015.09.20
What is “Ohigan?” Customary visit to graves that even Japanese people don’t know well?
Ohigan is a unique custom that developed from Buddhism, yet exists only in Japan. Have you ever h
Respect for the Elderly Day
2015.09.15
What is “Respect for the elderly Day“? It’s literally a day to show respect to all elderly people!
September 21st is the day for it in 2015! Respect your elders! National holidays are always a big
Chrysanthemum
2015.09.08
How to enjoy the “Chrysanthemum Festival” on September 9th
It is said that the largest combination of odd numbers brings fortune. Since ancient times, odd n
Boris Milkowski
2015.09.03
Finding Japan in Germany! Part 10: Interview with Boris Milkowski, who aims to bridge Japan and Germany together at ”Goodpatch”.
What’s “Goodpatch”? Goodpatch is a startup company with its head office based in Shibuya, Tokyo.