The Origin of Hinanatsuri -Girl’s Festival-
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?
Chashaku -Tea Scoops of the Legendary Tea Masters-
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.
Japanese 24 Seasons – Usui –
On the 19th of February Usui started. The snow turns to the rain. It’s still cold outside but hints of spring is appearing.
Yujo, Prostitutes were Fashion Icons in Edo Perido -Hairstyle-
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.
Hokusai’s Kimono Design Book -Shingata Komoncho-
Hokusai was a great painter. He was so good that he had drawn kimono patterns and published them as a book, Shingata Komoncho.
Traveling with babies in Japan -Getting on Trains in Tokyo-
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.
Japanese 24 Seasons -Risshun –
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?
3rd of February is Setsubun in Japan
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.
Japan Tourism Agency Introduces Japanese Manner
Japan Tourism Agency has published short videos that shows how Japanese people expect the foreign tourists to behave when they come to Japan. They are funny and even work for Japanese tourists.
Japanese 24 Seasons -Daikan-
Daikan is the coldest season of the year and is one of the 24 Seasons Japanese and Chinese people have been using to describe the small changes of the season.