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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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!
Continue reading “Shibuya Matsuri Report!”
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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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!
Continue reading “Yakatabune : Tokyo Floating restaurant”
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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Summer in Tokyo is hot…very hot and humid.
This weather makes me not want to do anything and just stay holed up in my room with both the air conditioner and fan turned on. However, summer is so full of festivals and events that it would be a waste to just stay home all day, every day.
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Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese foods worldwide. Even in my home country, you can find sushi bars all over the city, selling a variety of traditional and more creative types of sushi roll. It is probably the most famous Japanese food!
In today’s blog I will tell you about my experience making sushi myself, with the help of the teachers at Chagohan in Asakusa.
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