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.
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.
Japan Tourism Agency Introduces Japanese Manner
Japan Tourism Agency has published short videos that shows how Japanese people expect the foreign tourists to behave when they come to Japan. They are funny and even work for Japanese tourists.
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.
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 24 Seasons -Shokan-
Have you noticed the air has got colder recently? That’s because we are now in the season of Shokan. This is one of the 24 seasons 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.