There are many folklores about Kappa all over Japan. This comical looking yokai can be friendly but can lead you to death by pulling out shiridama from you.
Japanese people love binchotan. They love so much that make any products with the charcoal. What is so good about?
When you go to a shrine in Japan, you see two lion like animals at the entrance. Actually they are two animals, a lion and a komainu. What are they? And what´s the difference?
There is a free paper called Tsuru to Kame, which dedicates to promote elderly people´s fashion style in Nagano. Japan is becoming an aging society. Why not the fashion trend comes out among elder people?
Samurai, despite of their serious face, they must´ve had some romantic moments and a wedding to celebrate. How did they find a partner and how was their wedding?
One of the typical things in Japan in summer is mosquitos. These stripy fellows are so annoying. So Japanese people use mosquito-repellent incense. But why is it in spiral shape?
Japanese family name. This time is the 8th common name in Japan, Nakamura. It has quite a deep history than I expected.
There are islands in Japan where old traditional customs are still strictly kept. One of them is Okinoshima located in the middle of Genkai Sea.
Ochanoko saisai. I´ve been using this saying for a long time but I´d never thought about the origin of the word. Now I´ve found a tasty word journey.
Do you know a Japanese paper craft, Monkiri Asobi? It´s simple but very amusing, which became very popular among common people in Edo period.
Do you love wagashi? There are so many sweets shops in Tokyo but I´d recommend you to try Osakaya, which has a long history and once served wagashi to the Royal Family. It´s worth visiting during your stay in Tokyo.
While breast feeding in public is discussed in Europe, Japanese mums are talking about the posture of breast feeding. They are funny, especially the explanations of the postures.
Today the 30th of June, people in Kyoto eat Minazuki to purify the bad luck from the last 6 months. Why they eat it and how it started?
Do you love trying new taste and always look for a new challenge? Then try Osuya. They are specialised in vinegar and you can do a vinegar tasting, which changes your idea about vinegar.
Onigiri is one of the most loved snack foods in Japan. The variety is infinite. It´s also healthy comparing to other snacks. Here is a little history about onigiri.
Are you in love with Japanese sweets and wanting to eat every day? There is a service that sends you a bagful of Japanese sweet to your house twice a month.
The 4th episode of Oleñka and Cédric. This time is all about Japanese food! What did they like? And what did they like the least?
This is the third episode of the adventure of Oleñka and Cédric. They spent the New Year´s Eve with the Okimori family. It´s one of the most traditional and magical moment of Japan during the year.
About a week ago, Japanese people ate Kagami-mochi, the dried mochi. How can you make it softer? Sweets shop, Osakaya shows us how to make Noshi-mochi from dried Kagami-mochi.
5th of January is the day all fish markets in Japan begin the business of the year. Seeing bidding in Tsukiji market is very exciting. What´s the price for the tuna fish this year?