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!

Traditional Japanese Sweets in May

Starting from April 29 is Golden Week, a week of national holidays in Japan which include Constitution Day, Greenery Day, and Children's Day; making May one of the busiest months of the year in Japan. They have a “Tango no Sekku” custom to pray for well-being and healthy growth of boys on 5 May, Children's Day. The types of food that come with the season are also exciting to look forward to. There are two kinds of wagashi (Japanese sweets) eaten during this “Tango no Sekku”.

Kappa: The Frenemy Creature of Japan

Kappa were legendary creatures from Japan. They were always known as water creatures in folklore. Amphibious creatures similar to frogs or turtles; sometimes they are called Gataro (川太郎) or Kawako (川子) which means river child. Some people study them in cryptozoology since throughout Japanese history thousands of people have claimed to have seen one themselves.

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