Flowering Crabapple Tree

Meaning of Omotenashi

Omotenashi is Japanese. This is one of the Japanese words which can not be translated into English in one word….

Girl in Kimono on New Year Oshougatsu

New Year Holiday Oshougatsu

New Year is called Oshougatsu in Japanese. Most companies are closed, except for some retail stores, hospitals, etc until 3rd…

Sensouji in Asakusa

Hatsumoude in Tokyo Visited 5 popular shrines

Happy New Year!! Thank you very much for reading my article! This 2017, on 3 January, I visited 5 popular…

Moon of Omisoka

New Year’s Eve Omisoka in Japan

New Year’s eve is called Omisoka in Japan. After Christams to Omisoka, people get busy for preparing New Year. What…

Omochi

How to make Japanese Rice Cakes

Winter is the season of people enjoy mochi in Japan. There are many types of mochi from salty mochi to…

Soba

What are Soba Noodles

Long history of Soba Noodles History of Soba is very old. From the analysis of DNA, the origin of Soba…

Maenohara Onsen Sayo-no-Yudokoro

Top 3 Japanese Onsen or Hot Spring in Tokyo

There are Hot Springs in Tokyo, too There are many hot springs and spas even in Tokyo. You might think…

Roasted Sweet Potato Vendor is a seasonal charm of winter in Japan

Winter is the season of Roasted Sweet Potato vendor in Japan Do you know roasted sweet potato in Japan? When…

Cash culture in Japan

Why Japanese people use cash instead of credit cards?

In Japan, people don’t use credit cards that much like overseas. People usually use cash at a supermarket, a convenience…

Bikkuriman

Bikkuriman Stickers made a big hit in 1985 in Japan

Source : Gadget Tsuushin Have you ever heard of Bikkuriman? It is a chocolate wafer with a small sticker bonus….

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