Japan 101

What makes Japanese?

How do you eat buckwheat noodle with?/お蕎麦はどうやって食べる?

Soba offered in Ouchi Post Station *日本語は英語の後にあります。 Japan has mainly three types of noodles; Ramen, Udon and Soba,...
What makes Japanese?

Health tips: A grandchild is kind./ 健康の秘訣: 孫は優しい

Do you know that there is a slogan of healthy diet for Japanese?Japanese sentence "Ma Go Wa Ya Sa Shii " literally ...
What's TODAY?

Golden Week and Children’s Day/ゴールデンウィークとこどもの日

Miniature suits of armor called " Yoroi" We are on a long holiday called, the Golden week that starts from April 29 ...
Culture

Hidden beauty of Haori/羽織の隠れた美

L: Men's formal kimono including Haori and Hakama, R: An example of the design inside Haori. Have you ever seen male...
Trivia

The alcove called Tokonoma is an art gallery at home./床の間はプチ美術館

An alcove called "Tokonoma" /床の間 Do you know that Japanese people enjoy observing art at home? Actually, most Jap...
Cities & Town

Sodesurizaka- Narrow Slope/袖摺坂

There is a narrow slope called "袖摺坂/Sodesuri-zaka" in Kazurazaka, Tokyo."Sodesuri-zaka" means the slope is so narro...
Trivia

Superstitious belief based on the number of sneezes./くしゃみの数に関する迷信

Do you know that there is a superstition related to sneeze count in Japan? If you sneeze once, it means that you...
Culture

New style of working/新しい働き方

Here might be a kind of new style of working in Japan.It’s a private office service called "CocoDesk". You will ...
What's TODAY?

What do Japanese people do on Spring Equinox Day?/春分の日は何をする日。

Botamochi offering to ancestors at home altar. Here in Japan, Spring Equinox Day is a holiday. So is the Autumnal Eq...
Trivia

The oldest company in the world/世界最古の会社

Kongo-Gumi(金剛組) office in Osaka Do you know the oldest company in the world?It’s called “Kongo- Gumi” founded in 578...