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Anyone remotely familiar with Japan knows that its culture is varied and runs deep. From traditional arts such as tea ceremony dating back to the 9th century, to the latest anime and teen fashions, Japan is rich with cultural topics to explore. Select a subcategory below or browse all our blog articles on Japanese culture.
Final Fantasy VII Experience at the Square-Enix Café

Get the Final Fantasy VII Experience at the Square-Enix Café

As the release date for the hotly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake draws closer (April 10, 2020!) excitement is certainly building, especially in Japan. As a result, Square-Enix is holding a special event at their cafes in Tokyo (Akihabara and Shinjuku) and Osaka as well. With a unique menu, merchandise, and décor (wall to ceiling posters of your favorite characters) inspired by this fan-favorite game, it shouldn’t be missed.

Mandala Yuen

Through Hell to Heaven – Mandala Yuen in Tateyama

You probably now have an image of the Heaven and Hell concepts surrounding this area, especially if you saw the mandaras in the museum. Well how about getting a hands-on, 3-D multi-sensory experience for yourself! Time to move on to Mandara Yuen for a modern and artistic representation of Tateyama’s Heaven and Hell! As it has indoor and outdoor experiences, going in fine weather is preferable.

Wearing the Forest – A Few Facts About Mori Girl Fashion

Japan is filled with all kinds of different and unique fashion styles. From cosplay to bright colored looks, almost everyone does something unique with their clothing. It is different with mori girl. ‘Mori’ means forest, so the style choices are related to nature. Inspired by European country girl looks, the mori girl clothing presents the wearer of ‘forest fairy’. It takes a few similarities to Western boho style.

Hiyoshi Taisha – A Hidden Shrine Within Mt. Hiei, Kyoto

Established over 2100 years ago in the 7th year by Emperor Sujin, its rustic structures not only exude the antiquity of the site, but the sprawling territory housing approximately 40 small shrines within various sections is absolutely impressive. It is definitely worth visiting since it is known to be the head shrine in the largest shrine network in Japan that is comprised of about 4,000 shrines nationwide.

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