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In Japanese society, tradition is of the upmost importance and even modern traditions are held with reverence as being integral to the Japanese way of life. Everything from businesses, celebrations, shopping and food are effected by and display the various traditions important to the different elements of this timeless society.

THE YARD @ Shibuya Modi

Shibuya’s newest shopping spot – is full of new innovative shops. One of these, is THE YARD, which brings a new fashion concept for kimono in the hope that Japanese traditional clothing will be worn...

Are Oni really evil?

February 3rd is known as Setsubun, which marks the beginning of spring. On this day, many Japanese people throw roasted soybeans at Oni chanting “Oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi (out with evil, in...

Ise Grand Shrine: Japan’s Top Power Spot

A Shrine For The Bucket List  Since days of old, there has been a saying about the Ise Jingu, or Ise Grand Shrine: isshoni ichido wa omairi o, meaning one should worship there at least once...

New Year’s Day celebrations in Japan

After the New Year's Eve celebrations, it's the real deal. Japanese people go back to their family home during the holidays and spend time together eating and talking. Enjoying company and food You could say that...

Interview with a kimono influencer

Taking Over Tokyo’s Fashion Scene From a small town in northern Germany to the massive metropolis of Tokyo, Anji SALZ, who calls herself a “kimono influencer,” told us about the latest trends in the kimono...
Bamboo street in Nezu Museum

Bamboo street in Nezu Museum

  Nezu Museum was founded to conserve and exhibit the collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art created by Nezu Kaichiro (1860-1940). This bamboo-lined path leads to the entrance of the museum. Information Nezu Museum [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3241.5992841993248!2d139.71490381525817!3d35.66224318019879!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60188b63fb3c4ec5%3A0xd0ca2110e541cb1c!2z77yI6LKh77yJ5qC55rSl576O6KGT6aSo!5e0!3m2!1sja!2sjp!4v1456120919456&w=700&h=300] ACCESS: 8-minute walk...

Tenjin Matsuri: Osaka’s Festival of Fire and Water

If you are in Osaka tomorrow, you can catch this rare scene of a women-only contingent carrying a 200kg mikoshi (portable shrine) at the Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street. This is the lead up to Osaka's...

Marvellous Mingei : Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu

Mingei, meaning the art of the people, is a style that is born from the local people's everyday lifestyle, making it a product of nature and tradition. Items made in the Mingei style of...

Guide to marvelous Summer Festivals!

From firework festivals, shrine events and dance parades; among the hundreds of events going on during the hottest time of the year, here are some suggestions for you! Asakusa Summer Night Festival - Toro...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Nihonbashi Saruya

Get Picky This is the only handmade toothpick specialty store not only in Japan, but in the world, with a history dating back over 300 years. These individually-carved toothpicks are made from high-quality fragrant wood and...