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.
Another hilarious Japanese TV drama has just ended in Japan. Fuben na benriya. An aspiring and imaginative young script writer happened to get involved in a snowy small town in Hokkaido. After endless trouble what he learned is…
I was told that Japanese count with hands strangely but how? I´ve asked some people from different countries to count with their hands. The result is interesting.
This ancient theatre mask of Noh is very scary. It´s a demon called Hannya. I´ve just found out this is a female character. But why is it so scary? Let´s find out.
Yakuza is now a universal word and known as a Japanese mafia. But where they come from? How they started? Here is a little bit of history of Yakuza.
People are curious about Japanese using a coin tray but it´s even more interesting how they hand the change to the customer.
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.
Many things are blue instead of green in Japanese. Green traffic light is blue. Why is it? Do Japanese see the colour same as you?
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?
Gion-matsuri is one of the most important festivals in Japan. The name itself is very famous. But who knew it lasts for a month? What do they do?
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?
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.
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.
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!
About a week ago, Japanese people ate Kagami-mochi, the dried mochi. How can you make it softer? Sweets shop, Osakaya shows us how to make Noshi-mochi from dried Kagami-mochi.
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.