Home Blog Page 9

Looking for Beauty Beneath the Surface

When we think of natural beauty, we tend to think of sweeping landscapes, mesmerising sunsets, changing leaves, or splendid mountain scenery. Some of the...

Relax in an Owl Cafe

For most people who are familiar with Japanese "kawaii" culture, the combination of coffee and cute animals is nothing new. Initially there were neko...

Halloween Japanese Style

Halloween - this previously little-known festival of Celtic origin has become one of the most famous celebrations of the spooky, strange, and macabre. All...
Two Samurai Fighting

6 Things Everybody Gets Wrong About Samurai

Steeped in a long history and plenty of mystery, the Samurai 侍 have been a cornerstone of Japanese mythology since 794 AD (Heian Period).  Having fought...

Big in Japan (Nagoya) – Aya Kawakami

Actress, University Teacher, Vocal Coach, and Singer, Aya is not easily thrown into just one category. She is a self-made, strong, modern woman, not...

The Lost Kingdom of Yamatai

The story of Atlantis is one of the oldest mysteries in the world. The tale of an entire Kingdom disappearing without any trace, is...
Temple in Osu

Is Japanism a Religion?

If you've been in Japan for a while, you know that this place is unlike any other in the World. The term Planet Japan,...

The Town That Banned Cucumbers

I remember being a kid and having an adversity to cucumbers. Had I known about Adose-Cho (網戸瀬町) in Fukui, I would've immediately moved there....

Get on your Bikes and Ride!!!

Cue the hit song Bicycle by Queen... Ready?  "I wanna ride my bicycle..... I wanna ride my bike.... (I know you're singing it in your...

Go to Hell! Tours depart daily!

Although interpretations vary depending on the region and sect, Buddhist tradition typically holds that after a person dies, their spirit must cross the Sanzu...

MUST READ