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Spirituality Meets Sensuality in Nagoya

Solemn bald-headed monks in orange robes are usually the image that comes to mind when people think of going to a temple. Nobody would...
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The Ishidori

There are all sorts of festivals in Japan, but we would like to present something different to you along with the kind of insight...

The Art of Washi – The Japanese Paper Lanterns Festival

We were invited to a lot of festivals recently, and we go to quite a few of them throughout the year, but the Mino...

World Cosplay Summit 2017 – Finals

Many people in Nagoya think that the annual Osu Cosplay Parade is the only big event at the World Cosplay Summit.  Although it is...

World Cosplay Summit – Osu Parade

We just returned from the finals of the WCS last night, and are utterly exhausted. We had some truly exciting times at the WCS...
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World Cosplay Summit 2017 – Underground Parade

Hello everyone, we're finally back online after some technical issues, so here are a few posts from the last several days.... Summertime means intense heat,...
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Tenno Matsuri

Tsushima, Aichi is usually a very quiet and rather unassuming city just outside Nagoya - a city where people go about their daily lives...
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Mobile Payments in Japan

I have a confession to make: I haven't carried any cash at all with me in about two weeks!   How - you may...

Tokyo Geek’s Guide

Misuse of the word Mecca is a pet peeve of mine, but when author Gianni Simone describes Tokyo as a Mecca of otaku culture...
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Hachimaki – the Japanese Headband that gives you Energy

When thinking of Japan, some of the things that usually come to mind are Sushi and Samurai; perhaps Karate and Bonsai. These are all...

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