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From Paintings to Pottery, Exploring Traditional Japanese Art

World famous Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, masterful calligraphy, handmade pottery, unique and creative dance, elegant personified tea ceremonies, and more. Learn about the different types of Japanese art...

Culture tradition / crafts art / design

All About 100 Yen Shops

If you are moving to Japan, 100 yen shops may become your best friends in setting up your life here without breaking the bank. They are found all over the country, with their selection becoming more a...

Life tradition / crafts pop culture

Kabuki, Dramatic White Faced Theatre Dance

A male only dance drama, Kabuki has been in Japan since the 17th century. Originating from a shrine maiden, it has a fascinating background. Along with Noh and Bunraku, it is one of the most important...

Culture History and Religion tradition / crafts art / design

Ozu: The Old Palace Town of Japan

Situated in west Ehime is the castle city of Japan, Ozu. Built during the Edo Period and referred to as Little Kyoto, this city gives off a nostalgic vibe straight out from history. Less than an hour&...

Travel History and Religion tradition / crafts Shikoku nature / outdoors

The Various Types of Japanese Alcohol

Sake, shochu, whiskey, beer, and fruity liquors. Japan has an assortment of various alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed at nomikai, traditional events, festivals, social gatherings, or just to crack a c...

Culture food and drink tradition / crafts

Uji Matcha: Treating yourself to the best

Matcha (抹茶), an essential component of Japanese traditional tea ceremonies, is deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Uji Matcha, a high-grade Matcha, is the most known of its kind, named Uji after the ar...

Culture Kansai tradition / crafts food and drink

Sento: Uncovering Japan's Public Bathhouses

Sento (銭湯) meaning public bathhouse is also the public bathing tradition of Japan. You can experience it all over Japan because there are sento everywhere. Do note that there are certain rules and eti...

Culture work rules / manners water / electricity / gas onsen (hot springs) / sento (public baths) tradition / crafts

Discovering Gion through Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is one of Kyoto’s most famous landmarks. Also known as Gion Shrine, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions and shrines in Gion, Kyoto. This architectural wonder reflects...

Travel food and drink History and Religion tradition / crafts Kansai

Japan Culture: The Masked Dance Drama, Noh

Noh is one of the oldest forms of dance theatre not just in Japan but in the world. Its most notable characteristic, the Noh mask, can look creepy to some but learning more about the art of Noh, its h...

Culture History and Religion art / design tradition / crafts

Tokyo's Oldest Temple: Senso-Ji

Tokyo Metropolis has a lot to offer its visitors. Other than its busy streets and magnificent skyscrapers, it also houses the oldest temple in Tokyo, Senso-Ji (浅草寺). Learn more about this historic Bud...

Travel temples / shrines tradition / crafts Kanto

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