25 Sep

Let´s try Japanese Breakfast Market in Berlin

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?

17 Aug

Obon in Japan -Okuribi-

15th of August is the last day of Obon and Japanese people burn fire to send their ancestors´ souls back to where they rest. This is called Okuribi.

01 Jun

How do you wash rice?

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?

17 Nov

Can Japanese married couples have separate family names?

Recently many Japanese women have higher and important posts in the society and still, when it comes to marriage, 95% of women change their family name to the husband´s. Can Japanese couple keep separate family name as a married couple?

12 Nov

11th November is Origami Day in Japan

11th of November in Japan is Origami Day. This traditional paper craft has an old history and it´s something Japanese children learn people around them as they grow. So why it´s Origami Day?

06 Nov

The meaning of shaving head in Japan

In the western society, shaving head can be cool. In Japan, it has a slightly different meaning. They shave to show their apology. Why?

24 Mar

Is Ehomaki good for the environment?

It´s been a while since Ehomaki has become another part of Setsubun in Japan. Despite of sushi industry´s promotion, people are still quite not used to it. And this year, the mass of leftover sushi rolls caught Japanese citizen´s attention.

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.

12 Apr

Let´s make Shiratama – Japanese cooking

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!

17 Dec

Let´s brush up your English with A5 - A5で英語力に自信をつける –

英語を習いたいけど時間がない、クラスに行ったけど上手くならないという人いませんか。A5の新しい英語アプリは、ロールプレイングゲーム感覚でビジネス英語が学べます。いつでもどこでも気軽に学べるのが、忙しい人にもぴったり。今、テスターになってくれた人には、iPad Mini 4が当たるチャンスもあり!