kyoami

kyoami

Writer/ Translator


I love Japanese folkcraft article, traditional handicrafts and antiques. I’m seeking the Japanese people’s religious outlooks and its origins that are behind Japanese people’s unique sense and techniques rooted in the ordinary life.

Articles

bath time
2015.05.20
'Ofuro,' The Japanese bath for relaxation in the bathroom
Very popular in Japanese bathrooms, the bathtub Japanese people usually take baths at night before bed, and the typical Japanese bathroom has a bat
2015.05.14
Everyone in Japan likes the Japanese soul food, Onigiri
The charming and easy to eat, Onigiri! Japanese people remember when their mothers would cook hot Onigiri for them when they were young. Onigiri is
2015.05.06
Yakumi, condiments that give Japanese food a peculiar taste
Yakumi, it is important to the Japanese main dish Yakumi is a kind of spice that improves the taste of Japanese food and helps to work up an appe
2015.04.29
The Beautiful, Traditional Japanese Paper, Chiyogami
Colorful, Traditional Patterns on Washi Paper Chiyogami is the traditional decorative Japanese paper made from Washi paper. It features traditional
2015.04.27
What are the Origins of Hanami, the Japanese Viewing of Cherry Blossoms?
What is Hanami? During the  very short period of spring when cherry blossom trees are in bloom,  Japanese people enjoy the traditional activity call
2015.04.15
'Jyanken,' the hand game used for choosing a winner.
Jyanken is the standard way to resolve any simple conflict! What kind of game do you use in your country to resolve any kind of disputes? We use th
2015.03.26
The greetings used before and after meals, “Itadakimasu” and “Gochisosama”
Greeting during meals Before eating meals, Japanese people join their hands in front of their chest and greet by saying, “Itadakimasu”. After finis
2015.03.23
『Hanmaku』it’s a striped curtain used for special occasions in Japan
The colors are a message The Japanese use a 2 colored striped curtain for festivals, special events, and to decorate spaces. If you see this striped
2015.03.17
『Nara』travel to meet the Sake god and the roots of refined Sake
The ornamental ball represents newly produced Sake that is made from cedar leaves. Have you ever seen the large ornamental ball hanging under