Writer: Sanny Soedjatmiko Hartanto
Hi, I am Sanny, and I am from Indonesia. I lived in Okinawa, Japan to study Mechanical Systems Engineering at Okinawa National College of Technology. As an International student in Japan, first of all I really loved Japan, I loved their unique cultures, their funniest TV shows, and etc. Because of that reason, I want to introduce Japan with my articles through the world. Japan is the amazing country!
Tsukimi is the Japanese festival of moon viewing. The word “Tsukimi” is from two words, “Tsuki”（月）, which means moon in Japanese and the word “mi”（見）,which means to view or to look in Japanese.
September 13, 2016
Japan is known for its unique culture, including its very interesting cuisine. These American fast food restaurants below are probably everyone's favorites around the world. But when we talk about Japan, throw your expectations out the drive-thru window and don't ever imagine you will find something familiar. Here are the reasons for that.
September 13, 2016
When you see Japanese women wearing kimono, aside from the kimono itself, their hair accessories are amazingly stealing your attention in a good way. However they move, the hair accessories will look so elegant and expensive. Those accessories are called Kanzashi. Kanzashi is a traditional hair ornament.
August 27, 2016
If you notice, Japan is all about pretty things. When you look at the photos or literally walk around the streets here you will find so many beautiful and interesting patterns. Shibori is a Japanese technique of dying fabrics with indigo color, and yes, it is a little bit similar to western tie-and-dye but more complex.
August 15, 2016
Sumo wrestling. Well, we may be very familiar with this famous sport originating from Japan. Yes, when we hear the word “sumo”, we directly think about two big Japanese guys wrestling and trying to throw each others bodies with their feet stomping hard on the floor. But it is not the sport we are talking about now, it is about the high calorie fuel behind every sumo wrestler: chankonabe.
August 11, 2016
Everyone absolutely has known about Doraemon, if not all we have at least heard about Doraemon. With his ability to take out unique equipments from his pocket, many people are left wondering and yearning to own his equipments in their real lives. There is no need to dream of those equipments for too long, scientists have recreated some of Doraemon's equipments in our real life.
July 9, 2016
Japanese embroidery is decorative embroidery with very detailed designs or patterns. People often addressed Sashiko as Japanese embroidery but for natives they are definitely different. So why do I call it multifunctional?
July 4, 2016
Muji is a Japanese company that sells a huge variety of household products. The name “Muji” was derived from the first part of “Mujirushi Ryōhin” which means 'No Brand, Quality Goods'. Let's go Muji (read: shopping)!
June 13, 2016
I’m sure that you all know who Doraemon is, especially if you are a 90’s kid. A cat that looks like a robot and travelled all the way from the 22nd century to help a helpless kid named Nobita using the wonders from his magical 4D pocket. Although they are only fictional characters, I for once wondered, how great it would be if I was Nobita and had someone like Doraemon by my side. I mean, why shouldn’t I? Next time if you are in Japan, do not miss out on the different range of Doraemon themed products.
June 13, 2016
Japanese talisman are sold at many places especially at religious sites like shrines and temples in Japan, some also sold at vending machines which are well-known among teenagers as a phone straps or accessories. The main purpose of Japanese lucky charm is to keep away evil spirits who want to hurt us and to protect us from bad situations.
June 4, 2016
For gamers, Capcom is probably more like an old grandfather who spoils his grandkids. From Mega Man to Resident Evil, it has always churned out some great games. It seems like Capcom will not satisfy every gamer in Japan only through their games, so they built this incredibly amazing restaurant: Capcom Bar. If you are a Capcom maniac, this is probably your heaven.
June 1, 2016