Category Archives: Japanese custom

A Japanese Event in November – Shichi-go-san (七・五・三)

It is already November! Time flies. The season of the autumn leaves. Christmas is just round the corner. There are many events held in November in Japan. For instance, 3rd of November was a cultural day. However today I would … Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in October – Supotsu no hi (スポーツの日)/ Sports Day

Nowadays there are many events held in October in Japan. One of the a well-known events since I was a child is called Spotsu no hi currently names. (スポーツの日). Former name was Taiiku no hi (体育の日)and it was 10th of October … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ]

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. From today I will introduce Japanese sayings and together with English explanation. Hope you find it interesting. What is … Continue reading

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AUTUMN Words 秋の言葉 (あきのことば)

Konnichiwa Just few weeks ago, we had a Indian summer but definitely the autumn has arrived. The air is cooler and my sun flowers are ending their life. The Japanese always say “Autumn is the best season for eating and … Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in September – Tukimi (Jyugoya)/ moon viewing

It has been Indian Summer here in UK however it feels that the autumn has already arrived. According to a calendar it is the autumn season. This time I introduce one of Japanese events in September. It is called Tukimi … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ]

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. From today I will introduce Japanese sayings and together with English explanation. Hope you find it interesting. What is … Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in August – A Japanese Summer Festival Obon [夏祭り/おぼん]

What is the Summer Festival・Obon? Obon (おぼん)is a Buddhist festival celebrating the return of the spirits of one’s ancestors. Toro (とうろう) lanterns are lit to welcome the ancestors back to the house. Having said that some religions does not do … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ]

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. From today I will introduce Japanese sayings and together with English explanation. Hope you find it interesting. What is … Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in July – The Star Festival – Tanabata (七夕・たなばた)

Japan is an country of many events. Today is the Star Festival – Tanabata. A table of contents What is The Star Festival (Tanabata 七夕)? History of Tanabata The origin of Tanabata decorations(七夕飾り) 5 colors of Tanzaku (短冊) and the … Continue reading

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A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 “KOINOBORI” “Carp Steamer”(こいのぼり) And “SEI KURABE” (せいくらべ) “Height Comparison”

Introducing two songs for Children’s Day. Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in May – The Children’s Day (子供の日)

Compare to other countries, the Japan has many national holidays. As you may know Japan is at so called [Golden Week] holiday right now. It has started 29th of April this year and this long holiday will end 5th May … Continue reading

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Surprising Items You can Buy at Japanese Vending Machines!!!

It is about the various Japanese vending machines Continue reading

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Japanese Houses (Nihon No Ie /日本の家)

Some people who have visited Japan may know that there are different types of Japanese houses. The Japanese might buy a brand new house or a second hand house. Some of them might rent a house, an apartment and a … Continue reading

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Japanese Radio Exercise – Radio calisthenics (ラジオ体操)

How do spend morning? After waking up in a morning what do you do? Do you do stretch before a breakfast? First thing I do is to check my body temperature and then drink a cup of warm water. After … Continue reading

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Sakura (Cherry-Blossom) Viewing, Hanami (花見)

Hanami (花見) The spring has come this year too wherever you are! I love Spring with two reasons. First, all things such as buts, sprouts, flowers and birds are awaken from long cold Winter and become active, the sign of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay Begins From Fukushima Prefuecture

According to News Web Easy, the one of the purposes of the Tokyo Olympic is to tell the world of the state of the disaster areas, where the great East Japan Earthquake hit 10 years ago, that has become much … Continue reading

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What is difference between Onsen and Sento?

Winter is the best time to enjoy the Onsen or Sento to keep you warm, however any season we can visit Onsen or Sento to relax. Every Winter I go to Japan to visit Onsen but due to the Pandemic … Continue reading

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Japanese Graduation Ceremony (卒業式・Sotsugyo Shiki)

It seems like long long time ago that I had a graduation ceremony. In our life, everyone completes educations and some have a graduation ceremony. Today I introduce about the Japanese graduation ceremony. What a Japanese graduation ceremony looks like? … Continue reading

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Japanese Event In March – Girl’s Day (女の子の日)       A Japanese’s Children’s Song (童謡)ひなまつり

What is the Hina matsuri (ひなまつり)? Hinamatsuri (an another name is momo no zekku) ひなまつり・もものぜっく 3rd of March is hinamatsuri (ひなまつり). Hinamatsuri、also called Doll’s Day or Girl’s day, is the festival for girls in Japan. On this day, hina ningyo … Continue reading

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Japanese Valentine’s Day is different

Valentine’s Day バレンタインデー Valentine’s Day was Sunday gone. All ladies, did you get a lovely card and flowers from your loved one? According to Wikipedia Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is celebrated annually on February 14.[2] It … Continue reading

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