Draw Amabie to Beat Coronavirus
Recent outbreak of coronavirus is becoming our daily concern. Become panic and buy tons of toilet rolls won’t help this situation but drawing Amabie might.
Do Japanese People Say Sorry Too Much?
Something I am often asked is “Why Japanese people apologise so much?” Do they? Before criticising it, we need to see the Japanese society to see where this comes from.
Japanese 24 Seasons – Keichitsu-
From the 5th of March to the 19th of March is Keichitsu in the 24 Japanese seasons. It’s the time when all the insects wake up and come out to the surface.
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.
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.
Women Only Rules in Japan 2 – No Glasses at Work –
Why Japanese women are not allowed to wear glasses at work while all their male colleagues are wearing them? This is the second part of Women Only Rules.