Customs & Traditions

Customs & Traditions

Animal Statues at Temples & Shrines in Japan

At most shrines and and temples throughout Japan you will find some animal statues. In this article we explain the meaning behind these statues and provide you with some great places to visit!
Customs & Traditions

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Japan

Valentine's Day in Japan is a popular event, celebrated in a unique way. In this article we will explain the Japanese customs and tradition on February 14th!
Customs & Traditions

Traditional event in February; What is “Setsubun”?

Setsubun is one of the traditional events in Japan in February. In this article, we will explain about the history of Setsubun and things to do on that day!
Customs & Traditions

Japanese Religious Beliefs: Yakudoshi

In Japan, some years in life are considered unlucky. Read all you need to know about Yakudoshi and how to ward off your bad luck in this blog.
Customs & Traditions

The Old Japanese Names for the Months: Meanings and Origins

The old Japanese names of the months have a deeper meaning, related to nature & rituals. In this blog we will explain all about the meaning of the different months!
Customs & Traditions

Wedding Ceremony in Japan

Things to know about the Japanese traditional wedding ceremony including what to wear, the rule and the difference between western style and traditional one!
Cultural Experiences

New Year’s Tradition in Japan: Seven Lucky Gods Pilgrimage

Seven Lucky Gods Pilgrimage aka Shichifukujin Meguri in Japanese is a New Year tradition in Japan. Visit temples to collect seven stamps and it is said to bring in good fortune and blessing throughout the year.
Customs & Traditions

The Mix of Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Japan is home to 2 main beliefs; shintoism and Buddhism, in this article we explain how these have grown together and where you can see the mixture of the two.
Customs & Traditions

How to spend the New Year’s holiday in Japan

The New Year holiday is the most important holiday in Japan with many unique customs and events. In this blog we will share how to celebrate New Year in Japan!
Customs & Traditions

What Is Meiji Period? A Brief Introduction of A Unique Time in Japanese History!

Meiji is the name of a period in time in the Japanese history that started in 1868 with the Meiji Restoration and lasted until 1912. It is often described as the time when Japan took 'its first step to the modernization through reformation of the fundamental systems of the nation based on interactions with other countries'. In this article we will explain the role of this period of time in the modernization of Japan.
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