Every time we go stay in the Traditional Japanese Style Hotel or Hostel, called “Ryokan”, we often see a room with flooring and interior made by Mulberry Paper (Washi Paper).
A Japanese Mat so called “Tatami”, is what makes traditional accommodation unique and appealing to people around the world.
What if you get to see how this elaborate craft is made from the start, how cool will that be? It is quite rare experience even for Japanese people!!
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Are you looking for a good performance in Japan?
Want to see a show which represents rich tradition and culture of the country with a modernized story and cool gimmicks? Good news! I found one just right for you guys!
Let’s sit back, relax and enjoy the show…!
Continue reading “When Modern meets Traditional: Sakura – Japan in the Box”
There are festivals in Japan year round. Living in Tokyo, I often see festivals being conducted around me. It’s like there is one almost every weekend.
I used to think that a shrine festival is all about food stands and scooping up goldfish, but after coming to Japan I learnt that the main event is carrying the mikoshi between shrines.
In last weekend’s Shibuya Matsuri, there were several mikoshi paraded around to bring safety to the area. And in an interesting turn of events, I got to help out in carrying one of them around!
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Have you ever seen pictures of samurai with their suits of armour, and wondered what it’s like to wear? Maybe you are interested in cosplay, or are a Japanese history fanatic?
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Tucked away in the quiet neighbourhood of Inari-cho, 3 minutes from Ueno and Asakusa stations by subway is a photo studio called Studio Wasabi.
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Summer in Japan means festivals, fireworks, and trying to get cool in the hot and humid weather.
If you come to Japan during the hottest weeks, it may be hard to get in all the sightseeing in the hot sun. There is a perfect solution for people like this and it is the Yakatabune Funasei!
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Last week, I got to try out airsoft for the first time at Asobiba in Odaiba.
In my country, laser tag and paintball are more popular, but in Japan airsoft dominates the “survival game” scene.
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