This section includes articles about Japanese culture, from traditional to popular.
Grandmother’s wisdom, or Obaachan no Chie, is a common term used for a certain kind of knowledge that helps us out in our daily lives. Grandmothers aren’t here to solve the biggest issues, but to help us take care of ourselves with easier and smarter ways.
January 17, 2017
For the first time since their creation in the Heian period (794-1192), the twenty Buddhist statues that have been preserved at Rakuyaji Temple (Koka City, Shiga Prefecture) were displayed to the public at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno in an exhibit titled The Secret Buddha of Rakuyaji. The statues at the Hidden Buddha of Rakuyaji exhibit at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno were truly an experience that someone outside of a religious field would normally be unable to experience.
January 17, 2017
I believed I would have a memorable time with them and boy was I right!
January 12, 2017
Instead of the usual “lose weight”, “get a better job” or “go to the gym every Tuesday” scenario, why not base a realistic (and, let’s face it – fun) Japan or Japanese-based resolution that you can try alone or with friends? How about it?
January 11, 2017
Did you know the differences between a shrine and a temple in Japan? There are some unique observable feature that can help you find the differences.
January 9, 2017
With each picture being 3 meters high, you would feel like being inside a Meiji Period picture book!
January 2, 2017
From late November until the beginning of January, you will start seeing two-layered mochi varieties in different sizes for sale in supermarkets, convenience stores and food stalls everywhere. Let’s take a look into the tradition of the “kagami mochi!”
December 29, 2016
Market squares that are transformed into beautiful little villages made of wood and fairy lights, the scent of cinnamon and oranges lingering in the air as you wander around the aisles.
December 21, 2016