Culture

Religion

What is Shinto? Finding the Japanese Religion in Everyday Life

Shinto (or Shintoism) is a major religion in Japan. Even though people in Japan are not religious, Shinto is rooted deeply in daily lives without realizing it. In this article, we explained the concept and history of Shinto and where to find these beliefs in Japan, even in the popular Ghibli films.
Events

How to Celebrate Children’s Day in Japan?

On May 5th, it's Children's Day in Japan. Unlike the Children's Day in the world, it is deeply connected to Shinto and traditional custom wishing for a good health and happiness for children. In this article, we introduce how to celebrate Children's Day in Japan!
Culture

Popular Games From Japan

Did you know some of the world's most played video game come from Japan? In this blog we'll introduce some of the traditional games as well as video games that are popular in Japan.
Culture

Koenji Awa Odori Festival And Related Events

Koenji Awa Odori Festival is a popular 2-day festival taking place in August. In this article we'll explain the history of the event and explain how you can learn the Awa Odori yourself!
History

History of Japan: Heian Period (794-1185)

The Heian Period in Japan started in 794 and lasted for about 400 years. It is considered as a turning point in Japan for cultural and political aspects. Here we introduce the brief history of the Heian Period.
Culture

What Are Elementary Schools Like in Japan?

When you look at what Japanese elementary schools look like, you will understand the Japanese culture and custom more clearly. Since JET programme, the English teaching program is a very popular way to move to Japan for internationals, this article is a good start to understand the unique system of Japanese elementary school.
Religion

5 Hidden Buddha Statues “Hibutsu” in Japan

Hibutsu literally means “Secret (hidden) Buddha statues” that can be found at some Buddhist temples around Japan. As you can infer from the name, usually they are not opened to the public, keeping them hidden for certain reasons. We introduce 5 beautiful Hibutsu which you can see every year for a limited period. Here is the introduction to the Hibutsu, and where and when to see them!
Events

The Three Great Festivals Of Japan

Japan held a ton of festivals each year. Here’s a quick rundown of the three major festivals of Japan and how you can enjoy them.
History

History of Japan: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Taisho period is a short period in Japanese history between 1912 to 1926. It was the years of democratic movements acro...
History

Japanese Architecture: Introduction to the Elements of Traditional Home, Temple and Castle

Japanese traditional architecture is one of the most distinct features of Japanese culture and you can find unique elements of architecture in castles, temples, shrines, and also homes. But what is the meaning behind it and why the structure has been developed like that?
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