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.
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.
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.
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.
How do you wash rice?
In winter, no one wants to wash rice with cold water but some how, Japanese people are told to do so since child. Is there any particular reason? Why can we not wash it with warm water?
The meaning of shaving head in Japan
In the western society, shaving head can be cool. In Japan, it has a slightly different meaning. They shave to show their apology. Why?
Kanreki is 60th birthday in Japanese and why?
My mum just celebrated her 60th birthday. I was planning to send her a red vest for her Kanreki which she refused to receive. What is special about Kanreki in Japan?
Japanese people´s love for Binchotan
Japanese people love binchotan. They love so much that make any products with the charcoal. What is so good about?
The power of Soroban -Japanese abacus –
Nowadays we don´t see anyone using abacus so often. But when I see my mother calculating in her head quickly and accurately, I wish I had learnt even the basic. Apparently soroban is good for your brain training in many ways.