Now we know Japanese people say Itadakimasu before eating. Then what do they say after eating? It´s Gochisosama. But do you know what does it really mean?
One of the things that confuse me outside of Japan is when people start to eat. Each one starts when they get the plate while Japanese people wait for everyone to get the plate and start together with “Itadakimasu”.
Hanko is a must item to have when you live in Japan. It even proves who you are. So it´s good to have one original. But where to make it? Let´s go to Taiho-do.
Arigato maybe one of the most well known Japanese words spread in the world. But who knows the antonym of Arigato? The answer was quite unexpected.
Have you been to Japanese weddings? Do you wonder how Japanese people get married? Here are some ideas for you.
Do you like a family story? Do you like second hand books? Then Tokyo Bandwagon is the perfect TV drama for you. Hotta family is funny, warm and full of love.
Japanese people are obsessed with the blood types. Type A is the most common blood type in Japan. Here is the poem about them. See how they are?
Gaki Otto and Iku-men are the new words to describe Japanese husbands. Is your husband Gaki Otto or Iku-men?
Japanese tattoo design is impressive. Despite of the discrimination, it´s considered as an art. But do you know the meaning of the tattoo design?
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.
Tokyo Cowboys is a multilingual and multicultural film production company that specializes in cross-cultural entertainment and tells stories in a short film format that are distinctively Japanese.
Chisai Fujita´s Europe art review 3. She is now in Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium. Let´s see how she take a bite.
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.
Japanese wives make bento for the husband even they are annoyed and angry with him. Those obento are called Shikaeshi bento – revenge bento-. They are mean but somehow sweet and humorous. What would you do if you have one of them?
The other day I was at my friend´s house and we started making Shiratama, one of the Japanese sweets. It´s similar to mochi but much easier to make as long as you have shiratama flour. Here is the recipe. Let´s try!
Old Japanese people say, “atsusa samusa mo higan made”. You may surprise how true this saying is. After Shunbun no Hi (21st March), suddenly the wind becomes softer.
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?
Time is ticking. It´s time to say good bye to 2013 and say hello to 2014. How was your December? Busy as usual? December is called Shiwasu in Japanese because the teachers even run. Here is the last article of the year.
Who said Japanese don´t eat bread? Yes we do and we love it! There are so many that you will get lost to choose one.
Have you ever tried tatsuta-age? it´s a Japanese style fried chicken. It´s easy to make. Here is the recipe.