Sep 14 ,2019 SERIES

A Magnificent and Gorgeous Festival! Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Do you know the festival “Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri” held in Osaka?

Danjiri Matsuri boasts a culture and history of about 300 years, and is held in Kishiwada in southern Osaka. It is said to have its origin in Inari-Sai (Festival of the Grain God), which had been held to pray for a rich harvest of grain. It is one of the most famous festivals in Japan, with its performance full of excellent speed and power attracting tens of thousands visitors come to Kishiwada every year!

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Sep 13 ,2019 SERIES

BOUNENKAI

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Sep 13 ,2019

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Sep 12 ,2019

Beautiful Japanese Style Architecture – Washitsu

We'd like to introduce something about ""washitsu"" this time.
Well, a washitsu is a room unique to a traditional Japanese house. So there is another term for it called nihonma. Today, a Japanese style rooms is also called a washitsu, but it basically refers to a room with tatami mats.

Speaking of washitsu, we should have to mention tatami.

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Sep 11 ,2019 AD

【AMPLEUR Luxury White】Try to use the whole set!

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Sep 09 ,2019 SERIES

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Sep 07 ,2019

The right yukata for the right time! How to coordinate your yukata, hairstyle and obi!

Summer in Japan means; yukata season!
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed when buying or renting a yukata?
So many designs, colors, patterns, not to mention picking the right hairdo, shoes and accessories... how to make the right choices?

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Sep 06 ,2019 SERIES

NATSUKASHII

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Sep 06 ,2019

Which One is the Most Handsome!? Four Chonmage to Choose

""Chonmage"" is a form of Japanese traditional hairstyle.
It was so strange and unique that the foreigners who came to Japan at the time even thought the Japanese had a gun on their head.

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  • Fashion & Makeup
Sep 05 ,2019 SERIES

Experience Japan's summer with all 5 of your senses at the Shoujuin temple in Kyoto.

Right now, Japan's blazing summer is truly beginning! Kyoto, a famous tourism hotspot is known for being one of the hottest places in Japan during summer. But did you know there is a place in Kyoto that lets you experience fun summer traditions while staying cool? Let me introduce you to Shoujuin, a place where you can experience soothing coolness with all 5 of your senses!

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Sep 05 ,2019

Special Episode:So Many Surprising Customs? Facts About Japanese Schools

In Japanese schools, students do cleaning by themselves and eat the same lunch in the same place, and the school year begins in April.
There are many cultures and customs that are different from your country.

We have written an article on Japanese schools!
Why not read it and compare Japanese school life with your student days!

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Sep 03 ,2019 SERIES

Japanese Soul Food -Annual Event- : September - Tsukimi Dango(Otsukimi), Ohagi(Ohigan) [ Japan Culture Project ]

Otsukimi, "moon viewing", is called the 15th night, and formerly the day of the "feast of moon-watching" in Heian period. People have been enjoying the beauty of the full moon on this day since ancient times. The Heian nobles composed poetry in competition with each other while gazing at the moon. On Ohigan, the night becomes equal to the day in duration, while the Sun rises due East, and sets due West.
According to Buddhism, the azimuth of the setting Sun marked the direction to Sukhāvatī, or the Western Paradise, so this festival reflected the desire for the people's own ancestors' souls to travel there, as well.

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  • Food & Sweets