Do you know a Japanese paper craft, Monkiri Asobi? It´s simple but very amusing, which became very popular among common people in Edo period.
There are islands in Japan where old traditional customs are still strictly kept. One of them is Okinoshima located in the middle of Genkai Sea.
This ancient theatre mask of Noh is very scary. It´s a demon called Hannya. I´ve just found out this is a female character. But why is it so scary? Let´s find out.
Today 16th of June is the day of Wagashi. At one era, all daimyo queued to get some sweets from the shogun. Here is a little history about Wagashi.
You see a tea ceremony or a demonstration of martial arts and realise that people often sit on their heels, which is called seiza. Many may think this is the traditional way but is it, really?