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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.

Tatami – A Tradition Still Very Much Alive in Japan

Nowadays, when it comes to practicing sports, though, the tatami used are industrially manufactured mats that, using modern and more affordable materials, mimic the firmness/fluffiness of the original ones. But that doesn’t mean that traditional (a.k.a. ‘real’ tatami) are a thing of the past. Quite the opposite!

Paper making in Tokyo

Traditional Paper-making in Nihonbashi – Paper That Has More Than Meets The Eye

One may visit Nihonbashi, a district found in Chuo Ward not far from Tokyo Station, which stretches towards Akihabara as well as alongside the Sumida River, to find many Japanese traditional items like the 'kimono' (Japanese garb) or the 'uchiwa'/'sensu' (fan that uses paper pasted on wooden skeleton, the latter type being foldable and usually made with durable Japanese paper).

New Year's Celebration Checklist

The New Year's events are one of the most awaited events in the country. Many people will celebrate it happily with joyous festivities and precious time with family. The meaning of New Year’s Eve is that we shut all the things that we have passed on this year and prepare to face the new things in the coming year.

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