Since ancient time, Japanese people believed kotodama, that the words have spirits. This could affect how Japanese language structured but kotodama also exist in the Western society.
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?
It´s White Day in Japan. It´s the day Japanese men give present to the girls who gave them chocolate on the st. Valentine´s Day. What would you buy?
In Japan, good women should be humble and always respect their husbands. Therefore, they are taught to walk three steps behind their husbands. But there is a new interpretation for this theory.
3rd of March is Momo no Sekku, also called Hinamatsuri. It´s the Girls´ Day. The houses are decorated pretty Hina dolls and plum flowers.
The last Japanese film I saw was Sutekina Kanashibari by Kouki Mitani who is one of my favourite film director. What if you can ask a ghost to witness the crime scene? Watch this. You will have a good laugh.
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.
Art writer Chisai Fujita´s Europe report 2 is from Barcelona. She met a Japanese artist, Mari Ito in this Historical city of Spain.
An employee of Kagome has invented with Meiwa Denki a wearable tomatoes, Tomatan to give runners enough energy and water during the race.
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.