26 Jan

Japanese in the World -Sashiko Artist, Yuko Wakaoka-

Sashiko has been used to reinforce parts of clothes or to repair worn places or tears with patches. This running stitch technique the damaged clothes stronger and warmer. Yuko Wakaoka brings out to our modern life. Have a look at these beautiful design.

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?

04 Feb

What not to do when you visit Jinja in Japan

Jinja, as well as temples is a very important sacred spot for many Japanese people regardless they are religious or not. But recently, these sports have become popular destination for many tourists and jinja is having a problem.

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?

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?

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.

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!

01 Sep

Japanese TV Drama, Manhattan Love Story

If you are looking for a good laugh, Manhattan Love Story is the one. I guarantee that this gives you a good feeling. Tencho who loves coffee more than anything and never speaks somehow is getting involved everyone´s love relationship including him having one.

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!

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.