Roujo was when samurai holed up themselves in the castle to protect it against the enemies. This could last months. Maybe we could learn something from them how to live this quarantine life.
Koku-u is the sixth season of the Japanese 24 seasons. It’s a rain that helps to grow many cereals.
Staying at home is the best thing we can do to beat COVID-19 but we can also boost our immune system to maintain our body prepared for this new disease. So here are some Japanese superfood.
Seimei is the fifth season of Japanese 24 seasons. It’s the season when new sprouts come out and everything seems to be fresh.
Recent outbreak of coronavirus is becoming our daily concern. Become panic and buy tons of toilet rolls won’t help this situation but drawing Amabie might.
Something I am often asked is “Why Japanese people apologise so much?” Do they? Before criticising it, we need to see the Japanese society to see where this comes from.
From the 5th of March to the 19th of March is Keichitsu in the 24 Japanese seasons. It’s the time when all the insects wake up and come out to the surface.
3rd of March is Hinamatsuri in Japan and people celebrate with beautiful dolls for the girls in the family. It’s also called Momo no Sekku. How this festival started?
Matcha is becoming something common and popular outside of Japan and many people learn tea ceremony recently. Chashaku is one of the tool that is used for the ceremony. Let’s have a look at the grand masters tea scoops.
Potato chips are disappearing from konbini and supermarkets in Japan. People are going crazy chasing the last bags. What´s going on?
I was at the Japanese breakfast market in Berlin a few weeks ago and it was kind of disappointing as a Japanese. Why it´s always so crowded and expensive for such a small amount?
In winter, no one wants to wash rice with cold water but some how, Japanese people are told to do so since child. Is there any particular reason? Why can we not wash it with warm water?
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.
After many Japanese companies have switched to remote work, people are talking about zoom manner. Some sound real and some sound like jokes. What are those manners?
On the 20th of March was Shunbun no Hi, Vernal Equinox Day and is the sixth seasons of the 24 seasons in Japan. When it started and what do people eat on this day?
How are you dealing with quarantine? What do you think about practicing Japanese? There is no reason to stop keeping up your Japanese, isn’t it?
On the 19th of February Usui started. The snow turns to the rain. It’s still cold outside but hints of spring is appearing.