Culture

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.
Events

The Old Japanese Names for the Months: Meanings and Origins

Today we use the numbers for the name of the month, but the old Japanese names have a deeper meaning, related to nature and rituals.
Customs

Traditional Wedding Ceremony in Japan

We explain everything you need to know about the Japanese traditional wedding ceremony including what to wear, rules and what rituals to follow!
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Customs

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

Seven Lucky Gods are an eclectic group of deities from Japan, India, and China which originated from Shinto, Buddhism and Hinduism. 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.
Religion

Shinbutsu-Shugo: The Mix of Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Japan is home to 2 main beliefs; shintoism and Buddhism, in this article we explain the concept of Shinbutsu-Shugo, how these have grown together and where you can see the mixture of the two.
Religion

10 Most Iconic Torii Gates In Japan

In this article we will share with you the 10 most iconic torii gates in Japan that you need to see.
Religion

All About Buddhist Temples in Japan

We provide an overview of Buddhist temples in Japan and their characteristics, next we will introduce some of the most famous Buddhist temples in Japan!
Customs

Traditional Japanese Clothing and Accessories

Kimono are the most well-known traditional Japanese clothing, but there is much more than that. Here we will introduce a wide range of Japanese traditional fashion and accessories!
History

Historical Sites in Yokohama

While it continues to develop as one of the most urbanized cities in Japan, it features impressive historical sites which has a modern and European atmosphere. Here are the best historical sites that you shouldn’t miss in Yokohama!
Customs

How to Spend New Year’s Holidays 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!
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