Japan 101

Cities & Town

Japanese plum blossom Festival/梅祭り

日本語は英語の後にあります。Your image of Japanese flower might be cherry blossom, however Japanese plum blossom are also loved b...
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Tondo-seasonal event/とんど焼き

Tondo held in Shobara city, Hiroshima/広島県庄原市のとんど 日本語は英語の後にあります。 The 15th of January is called "Koshougatsu" which...
Culture

Belief in Dragon Deity/龍神信仰

Light shaped with dragon at Uto Shrine/鵜戸神社の光の龍神様 This year is the year of the dragon.There are a lot of shrines thr...
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Culture

New Year’s decoration/正月飾り

Kadomatsu decoration/門松 When you come to Japan just before or during the New Year, you will see a pair of the New Ye...
Cities & Town

Symbol of Tokyo/東京のシンボル

What comes to mind when you think of Tokyo?I guess there are so many different answers depending on people.Some cho...
Food

Bowl of rice topped with fresh seafoods or sashimi/海鮮丼

Kaisen-son When you hear of "seafood, what kind of fish do you have in your mind?That might betuna,salmon,redseabrea...
Trivia

Superstition no.7-Hide your belly button when you hear the thunder. Otherwise…/雷が鳴ったら、おへそ隠して。

Here is 7th from the series of Superstitions. Hide your belly button when you hear the thunder. Otherwise, it w...
Food

The West and Japan seen in kitchen knives/包丁にみる西洋と日本

Beautiful presentation with superb knife skills/見事な包丁さばきによる美しい盛り付け Washoku, or Japanese cuisine is designated as a U...
Cities & Town

Best time to see chrysanthemums/菊が見頃です

Chrysanthemums with hundreds of flowers blooming from one root/一株から数百の花を咲かせた菊 Now, it's the best time to see chrysan...
Cities & Town

Kilometer zero-All roads in Japan lead to Nihon…/全ての道は◯◯に通ず

Kilometer Zero located in the center of road on the bridge/日本橋の道路の真ん中にある道路元標 Have you ever seen signs on the road th...