Hatsumode : First visit to a shrine of the year

Hatsumode : First visit to a shrine of the year

Hatsumode (初詣) is the first shrine visit of the New Year. The first character 初 means “first,” and the second character 詣 means “attend” or […]

Oomisoka : New Year Eve!

Oomisoka : New Year Eve!

New Year Eve is called “Oomisoka” which translates to “the Big last Day of the Year”. Even though Christmas is a big time in Japan, […]

Oosouji: Japan’s version of spring cleaning

Oosouji: Japan’s version of spring cleaning

Oosouji (大掃除) oo means big and souji means?cleaning. Oosouji is similar to a western style ‘spring clean’ performed around the 28th of December as a […]

Cultural festival of Japanese schools

Cultural festival of Japanese schools

  Bunkasai (文化祭), the “Japanese Cultural festival”, is an important event at nearly every school in Japan from junior high to university (the dates ares […]

Food for diet in Japan [Ranking]

Food for diet in Japan [Ranking]

The Japanese are well known to have some of the longest life expectancies in the world, which ?many attribute to the Japanese diet. But it […]

Randoseru : A school bag in Japan

Randoseru : A school bag in Japan

Everyone use a school bag when they go to school every country. There is Randoseru that is used by many elementary student in Japan. That […]

Okonomiyaki : The recipe

Okonomiyaki : The recipe

Here find a recipe of Okonomiyaki Osaka-style. This uses some very Japanese ingredients which may need some explanation. Nagaimo : This is a starchy root […]

Okonomiyaki, the Japanese pizza!

Okonomiyaki, the Japanese pizza!

Okonomiyaki is getting slowly more popular outside of Japan. It’s often described as a Japanese pizza, but it’s more like a savory pancake. This is […]

How much? Daily food in Tokyo

How much?  Daily food in Tokyo

Japan has a very high standard of living. It is considered as one of the most expensive countries in the world to live in due […]

Japanese School uniforms

Japanese School uniforms

?A school uniform is an outfit (a set of standardized clothes) worn primarily for an educational institution. They are common on primary and secondary schools […]