All About Kendama
Kendama are traditional Japanese toys that have reinvented themselves to bring hours of addictive fun to kids and adults around the world.
A Geisha's Secret to Grease-Free Skin
'Abura-tori-gami' is well known for its oil-absorbent qualities, and has been a hit among geisha since the Edo Period. We've got some convincing reasons why even non-geisha should keep an eye out for some!
The Secrets of the Daruma Doll
The Daruma doll symbolizes good luck and perseverance in modern-day Japan. But how did a tumbler toy come to have such cultural significance, and what are the reasons behind its peculiar customs?
The 3 Most Notable Animals of Shinto Shrines
Visitors at Shinto shrines often see animal statues or motifs near the entrance, inside the shrine or on signs. What do the most notable animals symbolize?
3 Fun Facts About Japanese Incense
A quick teaser for those of you who are relatively new to the world of Japanese incense!
No Trees, No Kiyomizu-dera
What are the three most notable woody materials used in the construction of Kiyomizu-dera?
Japan's Top 3 Flower Parks
Being cocooned by sweet floral scents among a palette of bright colors will leave your nose and eyes calling out for more!
Japan's 4 Most Notable Volcanoes
Because of its location on the Ring of Fire, Japan has more than 100 volcanoes—making it a top destination for those interested in these powerful symbols of danger and beauty.
3 Magical Ghibli Hikes
Hayao Miyazaki’s animation has touched the hearts of old and young time and time again. The films produced by his incomparable Studio Ghibli often depict beautiful countryside scenes, some of which were inspired by real hills and mountains in Japan.
Top 3 Alkaline Onsen for Beautiful Skin
Grab your towels, ladies! Who needs bottled Pitera when the answer lies just a soothing soak away?