11 Aug

Samurai´s marriage in Edo period

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?

05 Aug

Why mosquito-repellent incense is in spiral?

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?

30 Jun

Summer clean up, eat Minazuki

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?

26 Jun

Is Japanese confusing to you?

After a while you learn Japanese, you feel stuck. You also feel you haven´t actually learn anything. If you do, you are not the only one. Japanese can be confusing and vague.

17 Aug

Where to get good Wagashi in Tokyo – Osakaya –

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.

27 Jul

Breast feeding 48 tricks among Japanese mums

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.

21 Jul

Japanese in the World – Asa Shimada

This time, iromegane interviewed a Japanese dancer, Asa Shimada who lives in a small city of Iceland. What made her to dance? Why did she go to Iceland?

03 Jun

Drink and eat vinegar at Osuya in Tokyo

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.

27 Apr

History of Onigiri

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.

14 Feb

Gaijin Meet Japan – Happy New Year in Tokyo!

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.

31 Dec

Shiwasu, the month when the masters run

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.