Traditions & History

2014.08.05
【SUMMER】Radio Taiso
How about waking up early and joining a local radio exercise class to invigorate yourself? The long summer break for school children begins in Ju
2014.08.02
【SUMMER】”Watermelon splitting”, a popular game in Japan
Can you split a watermelon with a stick blindfolded? During summers in Japan, watermelon is a favorite snack and the game of watermelon splitting
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 most popular sightseeing area in Tokyo,” the common
2014.07.25
【SUMMER】Ochugen, The gift of summer
Japanese custom calls for the giving of gifts twice a year to someone who is taking care of you. This duty is performed once in the summertime, call
2014.06.28
Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre
【Photo by Yuri Suzuki】 The oldest theater in Japan built in the birthplace of Kabuki Kabuki started about 400 years ago and the drama-dance ar
2014.06.27
Yubatake
Flowers blooming in hot water Yubatake Located in the northwestern part of Gunma prefecture is a famous onsen (hot spring bath) called Kusat
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 each location. 400 years ago in Kyoto and Edo (now
2014.06.13
The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
30 buildings that have high cultural value The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum was established in 1993 and includes 30 buildings tha