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Japan Cultural Expo

The Japan Cultural Expo coinciding with the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will showcase the country’s traditional arts starting mid-March.

List Of Temples Which Let You Stay Inside

Japan’s rich history and natural beauty have made it one of the most endearing tourist hotspots. Read on to find the list of temples which let you stay inside and explore the appeal of Japan temple lodgings.

Japan Marks 75th Anniversary of End of WWII

Organizers scale back the event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II amid the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Sake Brewing in Saku

Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.

5 Acquired Tastes From Around Japan

Join us on an ugly-delicious journey of 5 fermented foods through 5 destinations in Japan

Enter the World of Kabuki at Kabukiza Gallery

At the Kabukiza Gallery, you can discover the secrets of kabuki, such as the realistic sound effects, the extravagant costumes, and learn about all the stage secrets that you missed during the show.

Upopoy National Ainu Museum Finally Opens

After delays, the Ainu now have an official space to showcase and preserve their unique cultural heritage at the Upopoy National Ainu Museum in Hokkaido. The center showcases the unique culture of the Ainu, an indigenous people in northern Japan.

Bringing a 70-Year-Old Sento into Modern Day

It’s said that in Tokyo every week another sento goes bust. One of those was Miyanoyu, located in the Nezu district of Tokyo.

Nihonbashi's Neighborhood Noren Gallery

Over 30 Nihonbashi-based businesses came together to create noren (the curtains that hang in shopfronts) that symbolize their own identity.

Roadtrip 5 Awesome Spots on the Noto Peninsula

Discover the secrets of the Noto Peninsula, situated on the wild northwestern coast of Honshu. Although remote, this area has it all; beautiful natural sights, historical architecture, fine handicrafts and relaxing hot spring resorts!

Going to Gotokuji, The Lucky Cat Temple

If you are obsessed with cats, then if there is one temple you should visit: Gotokuji Temple—the temple adorned with hundreds of maneki neko, or lucky beckoning cat statues.

New Year, New Swords

Bladesmiths in central Japan show visitors the traditional method for making Japanese swords.

Dashi Chazuke En: Umami-Filled Comfort Food

At Dashi Chazuke En, you can experience the unique texture and flavor of "Ochazuke," warm rice soaked in a gentle broth overflowing with umami flavors.

Japanese Tradition of Scaring Kids Continues!

Men dressed as demons scare children in northeastern Japan to discourage them from being lazy.

Kemari: Japan’s Ancient Ball Game

People in Kyoto are reenacting an ancient type of Japanese football that was played by nobles centuries ago.

People Are Grabbing Paper for Health

People scramble to grab pieces of “sacred” paper from a demon at a Shinto shrine in southwestern Japan.

Shrines Transform With Colorful Flowers

Shrines in Japan are cooling off from the summer heat by taking the art of flower arrangement to a whole new level.

Private Shinto Ritual Streamed to Viewers

Osaka Temmangu Shrine streams online a usually private Shinto ceremony that is part of the annual Tenjin Festival, as other festivities including lit-up boats and fireworks are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Monks Are Praying for Coronavirus Eradication

Buddhist monks are praying for the eradication of epidemics, including the novel coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world.

Not All Use Chopsticks the 'Traditional' Way

As a society that thinks thoroughly about etiquette, there is, of course, a prescribed way to hold chopsticks. But, the vocabulary around the method being "correct" is being slowly changed to be called the traditional way, as we learn in this video.

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