Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival is held on 7th July every year. The tear jerk story is behind the date.

On the cusp of spring

Before cherry blossoms, we enjoy Ume plum blossoms. Comparing cherry blossoms, Ume is a utility flower.

Snow Country

In the Gokayama village in northern part of Japan, you can see well preserved the old Japanese way of life to this day.

Asakusa Cat

a precious cat stares longingly out the window at a crowd of people going to and fro. Telltale signs scattered about the room reveal why it appears to be upset.

Valentine’s Day in Japan

red roses close up photography

Japan greets first working day of 2022 and today is also the first day when the chocolate sales season for the Valentine’s Day begins.
The way of celebrating Valentine’s Day in Japan is very unique unlike other countries.

Japanese Oshogatsu, New Year

How do the Japanese celebrate the Japanese New Year?
Oshogatsu (お正月), the New Year period is one of the most important holidays of the year for us, because we welcome and celebrate the Toshigami-sama deities that were our ancestors.