Culture

Culture

What is Maneki Neko? The Lucky Cat

Do you like cats? Cats in Japan have the meaning of great luck. Read this article and find out more about the lucky cat in Japan.
History

The History of Rice in Japan

Why is rice so commonly eaten in Japan? Learn more about the history of rice with this educational article!
Culture

Rakugo: The Traditional Japanese Art of Storytelling

Rakugo is a form of Japanese storytelling entertainment resembling western stand up - learn how it started and where to catch one of these witty performances in Japan
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Culture

Popular Japanese Folktales

What do Japanese children read before they go to bed? Learn more about Japanese folktales!
Events

10 Best Festivals in Japan in September 2023

As it starts to cool off and autumn approaches, September is a great time to go to a festival. Check out some of the best festivals in Japan in September!
Culture

Popular Japanese Fashion Trends 2022

Get to know what kind of fashion styles, materials and prints are trending and popular in Japan today!
Culture

8 Famous Japanese Athletes

If you love sports, this is your chance to learn about some world-famous Japanese athletes! From baseball and basketball to tennis and golf, these outstanding athletes impress people from all over the world with their skills and talent.
Events

Tohoku’s Three Great Festivals

Attend one of these spectacular festivals in the lesser-visited region of Tohoku. Experience beautiful lanterns and traditional music, and even join in as a dancer!
Culture

Eki Melo: Train Melodies in Japan

Do you know what an Eki Melo is? They are train melodies that are played at stations in Japan. Learn more about this interesting part of Japanese culture!
Culture

8 Traditional Musical Instruments in Japan

Japan has many traditional musical instruments that differ completely from western ones. Read on to learn what they look like, how they sound and which events they are used for
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