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Pile of Salt Mori Shio (Morijio)

Meaning of Pile of Salt Mori Shio (Morijio) in front of Restaurant

If you have ever been to Japan, you might have seen little triangle pile of salt. Especially, right in front…

Sakura (Image of Mono no Aware)

What is Mono no Aware? Introduction and Example!

Mono no Aware is really a Japanese word which can not be translated directly into English. Even I, a Japanese,…

Japanese Christmas Cake

What does Japanese Christmas Cake Mean? History and Meaning of Christmas Cake in Japan!!

As I am Japanese, I used to enjoy Christmas cake every year when I was a child. Well, even now,…

Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Meaning of Kimetsu no Yaiba in Japanese! English Translation is correct?

If you keep up with Japanese modern anime, I’m sure you know about Kimetsu no Yaiba. Demon Slayer in English….

Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X))

Meaning of Rurouni Kenshin!

Rurouni Kenshin, or Samurai X is one of my favorite anime and manga and I was a bit into it…

Japanese Zodiac Eto

Meaning of Japanese Zodiac Signs! Each 12 Animals represents your character!

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! This is just “Hello” for the New Year. How’s your start of 2020? As for me, well,…

A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)

A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) : Meaning of “Koe” and Ending Scene

“A Silent Voice” became a controversial when it was released in 2016. Some people said that was a great film…