Trying to Make the Antiviral Legend Go Viral
Legend has it that seeing a drawing of this yokai named Amabie will cure or protect a person from any disease. The creature itself is said to have asked to be drawn and shared around – what is known today as an ‘Instagram shout-out.’
Experimenting with Japanese Dyeing Techniques
Handcrafted textiles, strong cultural heritage, and a love for traditional clothing — I have realized that these are a few of the many similarities that my home country of India shares with Japan.
Finding Anime in Real Life: 10 Tokyo Locations
The folklorist that I am, I decided to choose ten anime featuring creatures from Japanese myth (but with a little Western thrown in as well). Keep reading to check out if your favorite anime is included on my list!
Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea
Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea in Japan (and Getting a Little Tipsy along the Way)
Can Coffee Champion Make Me Like Drip Coffee?
I'm not a big fan of drip coffee. Can the world coffee champion Tetsu Kasuya change my mind?
I Spent a Week Eating Nothing but KFC Chicken
It’s Christmas! You know what that means yeah? Greasy dirty deep-fried chicken for all. Well, if you’re in Japan at least. See, Japan has this weird Christmas tradition of eating KFC for Christmas dinner. That’s sick, but why?
Making Anime Food in Real Life
Eating like an anime character is a great way to drag fantasy out of the screen and into your daily life. Yes, I can always munch on melon pan or pocky, or stuff my face with ramen, but Tokyo Survival Challenge has something trickier in mind.
UFOs in Japan: One Man’s Quest to Mount Takao
UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, and I’d long heard murmurs of such UFO sightings and other natural phenomena occurring at Japan’s Mount Takao, a small mountain located just outside of Tokyo.