Japanese culture


10 Unique Sports in Japan

Have you ever heard of such unique Japanese sports? Each sport lets you feel the culture of Japan and how interesting Japan is!

What is Wabi-Sabi?

Learn about wabi-sabi, the fascinating concept of fleeting beauty and appreciation of the imperfect behind the Japanese perception of aesthetics.

11 Different Kimono Patterns and Their Meanings

Ever wondered about the meanings and symbolism behind the striking patterns on a kimono? Read our guide to some of the most common designs for Japan's traditional clothing

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

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

10 Best Festivals in Japan in August 2022

Summer is one of the most exciting times of year in Japan, with endless fun festivals throughout the country. Here are 10 of the best festivals in Japan to check out in August 2022!

Soma Nomaoi Festival In Fukushima Prefecture

Soma Nomaoi originated over 1,000 years ago, and still celebrates martial skill and horse riding today in Fukushima. Find out more about the festival and its history!
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Essential Terms to Understand Japanese Culture

There are many words that only exist in Japanese culture that are not only unique but can help explain the culture as well.
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