Culture

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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
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
2016.07.18
What is Shinto, 'the way of the spirits' ? A short introduction to Japan's oldest religion.
To the rest of the world, Japan is often perceived as Buddhist country. The truth is Buddhism arrive
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
Teru Teru Bozu
2016.06.23
The Japanese custom “Teru Teru Bozu”, making a doll for good weather the next day
Have you ever seen this doll hanging in someone’s window in Japan? You may see them during the rainy
竹下通り傘
2016.06.17
Don’t be fooled by the Japanese calendar, and don’t forget your umbrella!
Old world Japanese customs can be found in day-to-day life. Whether you’re enjoying a meal, explorin
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2016.06.03
Experience traditional Japanese crafts near the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower! 5 shops and studios, including workshop information
The Tokyo Sky Tree Tower is such a modern building and consists of cutting edge technologies. By con