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!
Few things drew me to love Japan like anime. With all of their beautiful images, supreme storytelling, and characters you really care about kept in mind, I have to ask, can you be too old for anime?
July 6, 2017
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