Cape Zanpa in Yomitan Village is the first of many spectacular capes that dot the eastern coastline. The …View More Learn Japan’s southernmost prefecture, OKINAWA Part2
As you must know, the Japanese love nature and during the period June – July, it is the turn of the essential colorful hydrangeaView More It’s A Month Of Hydrangea!!! Hydrangea Myth!
Many Americans probably know Okinawa by its association with the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which was …View More Learn Japan’s southernmost prefecture, OKINAWA Part1
The incident created quite a stir at a time when samurai virtues had seemingly been forgotten during the long peaceful years of the Tokugawa Shogunate.View More TERASAKA KICHIEMON: THE 47TH RONIN
You can now better imagine the horsemen and archers in their period costumes, on their beautiful and colorful steeds dating back to the Heian period.View More The month of May in Kyoto, Introducing Matsuri
An angry Oda Nobunaga surrounded Matsunaga in Shigisan Castle and demanded his head. A tea enthusiast, he also sought a very valuable tea item that was in Matsunaga’s possession, the Hiragumo.View More MATSUNAGA HISAHIDE: DAIMYO, INFAMOUS SCHEMER, AND TEA ENTHUSIAST
War is not a glorious event, nor is it a time of bravery. War is a miserable, woeful, and agonizing period for both soldiers and civilians alike. Yet, there are countless films and books producedView More YUKIO TSUCHIYA’S FAITHFUL ELEPHANTS (1951): TRUTH OR FICTION?
There’s many reasons to try and learn Japanese. From trying to gain a deeper understanding of your favorite manga to having dreams of visiting or even moving to Japan, the list goes on and on.View More 4 Ways to Practice your Japanese
f you happen to work up an appetite after touring Kawagoe City, try to sample some of the cuisine the city is famous for including sweet potatoes, unagi (eel), and various Japanese confections.View More Kawagoe City (川越市): Where You Can Get A Glimpse of Old Japan
it’s all about the quality of the noodles or the soy sauce-marinated soft-boiled egg on top, known as “ajitsuke tamago” in Japanese.View More Los Angeles Exhibit Showcases Ramen Bowl Art
Why is the Japanese Graduation Ceremony Set in March? What is Japanese graduation like?View More Why Japanese students get the second button from their crash on graduation day?
I used to be a sake snob. Actually, I still am. But I used to be an ignorant sake snob. Now I know better.View More Why “Junmai” Sake Isn’t Better Sake