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?
Japan is known as machismo culture. Even now, men share the housework much less comparing to other countries. Ikumen are men who are opposed to this stereotype men. But are they really participating the housework?
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.
On the 19th of February Usui started. The snow turns to the rain. It’s still cold outside but hints of spring is appearing.
In Edo period Yujo, prostitutes were the fashion icons and started many new styles that are still used in the current Japan. First let’s see their hairstyles.
Travelling in Japan with kids is fun and memorable but as there are so many commuters and most of them are always in a rush, it can be quite stressful. Here is my experience.
After Setsubun, the spring is here in Japanese ancient calendar. It’s called Risshun. But it’s still cold. Why ancient people decided it’s spring now?
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.
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?
Hokusai was a great painter. He was so good that he had drawn kimono patterns and published them as a book, Shingata Komoncho.
The 3rd of February is Setsubun in Japan. Evil masks and dried soy beans are sold in many supermarkets. There are three things people do on this day for good luck.