Culture | Hiro8 Japanese Culture Blog - Part 4

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

Oshougatsu : How Japanese Celebrate New Year

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

Sensouji in Asakusa

Hatsumode New Year Celebration Tokyo 2017 – 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 Christmas 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

Contents 1. Long history of Soba Noodles 2. Soba we know today started in Edo period 3. Soba is Lucky…

Maenohara Onsen Sayo-no-Yudokoro

Top 3 Japanese Onsen or Hot Spring in Tokyo

Contents 1. There are Hot Springs in Tokyo, too 2. Recommendable Top 3 Onsen in Tokyo   2.1. Maenohara Onsen Saya-no-yudokoro…

What is Ishiyaki Imo (Roasted Sweet Potato)? How to Cook?

Contents 1. Winter is the season of Roasted Sweet Potato vendor in Japan 2. Why sweet potato roasted by hot…

Cash culture in Japan

Why Japanese people use cash instead of credit cards?

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

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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