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.
What is Nijushi-Sekki, the 24 Seasons ?
Ancient Chinese and Japanese people divided the year in 24 seasons according to subtle clime changes. People still refer to Nijushi-sekki to describe the time of the year.
Women Only Rules in Japan 1 -Women Are Obliged to Wear Kimono at Work-
Women appear in kimono for the first business day at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Would you be surprised if you find out those women are the employees and are obliged to wear kimono for work?
Japanese New Year Custom for Kids – Otoshidama-
Japanese children get money, otoshidama in the New Year. It was my best event at the beginning of the year as a child and not my favourite as an adult.
Happy New Year! It’s a Year of Mouse in 2020
Happy New Year!! It’s a year of mouse in 2020. Wish you all lots of new challenges and fun!
Japanese Tribal Tattoo, Jomon Tattoo
Japanese tattoo is well-known because of Yakuza films. But there are also tribal tattoos that have been a tradition of Ainu and Ryukyuan people. The patterns are very similar to the ones seen in Taiwan, Philippines or Polynesia. Why tribal tattoos are not so common in Japan and how did it arrive there?
Experiencing a funeral in Japan as a family
This year, I have experienced a funeral as a family. There were a lot of things to prepare and organise even though it would be a small family funeral.
How does a cat say in Japanese?
Do you know how does a cat say in Japanese? It’s nyaa nyaa but it wasn’t always in this way.
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.
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.