Accommodation in Japan: Share Houses | Surviving in Japan: (without much Japanese)

For some folks, finding a place to live in Japan can be a challenge, particularly if you don't speak Japanese fluently. I'll be addressing this more in the coming months in terms of finding and ren...

posted by  Yubi | 2 years, 1 month ago | 2 comments


There Are Many Ways To Hold Chopsticks In Japan, Here Are Some Unique Ways

There are several different ways to hold your chopsticks in Japan, here are some examples. Regular: International Style: Masculine Grip: Phoenix: Daimyo: Mount Fuji: Human Kindness, First Love: Gal...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 1 month ago | 1 comment


Ashigaru – Japan’s Overlooked And Underappreciated Warriors

Samurai get too much credit. Japan’s foot soldiers, the ashigaru, started as nothing more than farmers pulled from the fields to swell a daimyo’s army. Yet as time passed they became a professional...

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Photorealistic Pencil Portraits of Woman by Kei Meguro

Kei Meguro is a Tokyo-born illustrator and graphic designer. After moving to NY for art school she settled down in Brooklyn where she’s not only cultivated her photorealistic aesthetic but also e...

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Angel Beats! PC Game Scheduled for May 29 Release

Angel Beats PC - the game version of popular manga "Angel Beats" was released on June 26th, a month later than the announced date.

Promotional video also unveiled for visual novel where ...

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Pachinko Parlors

Nik Yasko examines Japan's popular punt Listen to the real sounds of pachinko Read more on Pachinko Commonly mistranslated as 'vertical pinball,' pachinko is a noisy, smoky, time-consuming, and hyp...

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The Most Awesomest Store in Japan! Don Quixote Akihabara

Follow the arrow and the penguin. You're about to have a shopping experience with no comparison! Right off the escalator (the real store starts on the second floor), you'll see seasonal merchandise...

posted by  Yubi | 2 years, 1 month ago | 2 comments


Fukutegami: A Japanese Fashion Student Created Wearable Stationery

Fukutegami: write, fold, send; receive, read, put on.

Just like the Internet changed the dynamics of long-distance relationships, Masako Yokoi wants to give separated friends and lovers, quite ...

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Tokamachi Yuki Matsuri- The Tokamachi Snow Festival/Event/Japan travel tourism guide - Enjoy Niigata

Tokamachi Yuki Matsuri was started in 1950 by the citizens and for the citizens of Tokamachi based on the idea "let's not make snow our enemy, let's make snow our friend." The fireworks t...

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Tsuyu – Rainy Season in Japan

Rainy season -Tsuyu- is approaching Japan and this season doesn’t only bring hot and humid weather, but also beautiful blooming hydrangea and the ripping of the plums. Tsuyu (??) – „plum rain“ indi...

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