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Religion

5 Hidden Buddha Statues “Hibutsu” in Japan

Hibutsu literally means secret (hidden) Buddha statues that are only opened to the public for limited times. Here're 5 beautiful Hibutsu that you can see relatively easier in Japan.
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 between 1912 to 1926 in Japan. Many dramatic changes had been made across the political, economic and cultural fields during the period. In this article, we introduce the brief history of the Taisho period that gave a huge impact on Japanese lifestyle.
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History

7 Unique Elements of Japanese Traditional Architecture

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?
Religion

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!
Religion

What Are Jizo Statues? The Guardian Deity of Children and Travelers

You can find Jizo statues, the guardian deity of children and travelers, everywhere on the streets in Japan. In this article, we briefly introduce what Jizo statues are, and some famous temples where you can see unique Jizo statues in Japan.
Events

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Japan 2023

In most Asian countries, people celebrate Chinese New Year, and Japan in no exception. Read all about the festivities in Japan in this blog.
Events

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

What is Setsubun? Traditional Bean-Throwing Event in February

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!
Religion

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.
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