Traditions & History

2014.08.30
How to Use your Japanese Folding Fan the Right Way
The different uses of the folding fan in Japanese culture Many people may think of the folding fan as something to put on the wall for decoration or
2014.08.19
“Shoji”, the Japanese paper doors
Illuminated by the sun during the day and by lights during the night, Shoji will lighten a room up. Have you seen a traditional Japanese house in
2014.08.16
3 Typical Souvenirs of the Japanese Summer
Are you looking for a gift? Something not too heavy and reasonably priced? Here are three traditional objects to bring back home as souvenirs of the J
2014.08.09
【SUMMER】7 Japanese traditions for "Obon", honoring the spirits of the ancestors
Very much like the New Year, Obon is a very important familial event in Japan. Here are a few customs you may observe during this period.
2014.08.07
【SUMMER】Reduce the temperature by two degrees just by sprinkling water? A traditional piece of cooling wisdom.
“Uchimizu,” an environmentally friendly method for spending the hot summer more comfortably. When you travel in Japan during the summer you'll pr
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
Ochugen, the Japanese Custom of Exchanging Gifts in 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
2014.06.26
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