Blog About Japan And Life In Japan
Actually, “Sakura“, cherry tree blossom, is not the main culprit, contrary to one may think. Cedar trees (“sugi”) are, as are cypresses (“hinoki”).
As beautiful as Spring season is in Japan (and by now, we assume you have heard of Sakura and
Japanese GDP is the third in the world and its advanced technologies are worldly known. Yet the number of Japanese Novel Prize winners is only 24.
That’s seventh in the world – though it is top for Asian countries. As far as natural sciences are
Yesterday we were discussing making sushis and thus grasping the rice … That triggered a question about hygiene.
So today we’ll discuss the sense of hygiene in Japan, which is important in this society. Learn more about the famous Japanese cleanliness
While everyone knows about sushi, most foreign people may not know that there are various kinds of Sushi in Japan. To simplify, kinds of Sushi can be divided into two types: “早鮨” (“Hayazushi“) and “なれ鮨” (“Narezushi“).
“Haya” means “quick”, “Nare” means “become”. The difference between these
March signals the end of the school year in Japan. Time to discuss the world-famous Japanese high school uniforms. All manga readers are familiar with those uniforms.
While schools have, understandably, their own uniforms, did you know that trends vary from
Most people don’t like Winter because it’s cold. Yet, there are still benefits and things to enjoy from this season. For example, during winter in Japan, many Japanese people enjoy “鍋料理” (“Nabe ryori”, or “one pot meal”). Above all, “Fugu