Japanese Famous Shogun Loved Beautiful Boys?
During the samurai era in Japan, homosexuality was considered as something normal. Many famous Shogun had young lovers. People were much more open to sex than now.
Learn How To Live Quarantine Life From Samurai
Roujo was when samurai holed up themselves in the castle to protect it against the enemies. This could last months. Maybe we could learn something from them how to live this quarantine life.
Japanese 24 Seasons -Seimei-
Seimei is the fifth season of Japanese 24 seasons. It’s the season when new sprouts come out and everything seems to be fresh.
Japanese 24 Seasons -Shunbun-
On the 20th of March was Shunbun no Hi, Vernal Equinox Day and is the sixth seasons of the 24 seasons in Japan. When it started and what do people eat on this day?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.