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Cities & Town

Drift Ice/流氷

Drift Ice from Garinko, in Monbetsu city, Hokkaido, on March 9 of 2015 According to the announcement from Japan Mete...
Culture

Why is a head of sardine at the entrance door?/なぜ鰯の頭が玄関に。

As you may remember that some people are excited around this period of the year because the first day of spring wil...
Trivia

Japan’s Aesthetics/日本の美意識

Aside from construction sites, the traffic cones sometimes are used to warn people to avoid entering into the certa...
Travel Tips

Capsule Toy/ガチャガチャ

You might see some machines of capsule toys at the airports and some stations so that the foreign tourists can spen...
Trivia

Charity-Saba-/生飯

Buddhist vegetable meal including rice porridge with red beans at Myoshinji Shourinin temple, Kyoto/京都妙心寺塔頭東林院の小豆粥 T...
Trivia

First Dream of the New Year/初夢

What was your first dream of the New Year?The first dream usually mentions the one that people dream during the nig...
Samurai MIKI

Yabuseme-mounted archery-/流鏑馬

Have you heard of Yabusame or mounted archery?It is a kind of archery while riding a horse.It has been conducted as...
2023.01.14
Trivia

Proverb curved in water basin/吾唯足るを知る

When you go to Zen temples, you may often find this style's water basin.What is this? An important teaching is c...
What makes Japanese?

Oden/おでん

It's cold in Japan these days.Winter has already started.Speaking of winter, Japanese people miss eating Oden. O...