Top 10 Fav Meal Series -Sushi or Sashimi Part 1 – What’s the difference?
Top 10 Fav Meal Series -Sushi or Sashimi Part 1 – What’s the difference?

Top 10 Fav Meal Series -Sushi or Sashimi Part 1 – What’s the difference?

No one doesn’t know about sushi from Japan we would say. Big chances that someone has never been to Japan but could have had sushi multiple times in his or her life. Why is sushi such a big deal and what is it different from sashimi? As an Island country, the most available food source

Celebrities in Japan Series, Virtual Idol – Hatsune Miku
Celebrities in Japan Series, Virtual Idol – Hatsune Miku

Celebrities in Japan Series, Virtual Idol – Hatsune Miku

As a country ahead of others with well-developed technologies and entertainment industries, Japan created the first world famous virtual idol, Hatsune Miku, 初音ミク, literally meaning the first sound from the future. Born in 2007, Miku chan is a 16 year-old girl with long, turquoise twintails. Crypton Future Media created her voice by a singing synthesizer

Japan is Changing, Accepting and Loving More
Japan is Changing, Accepting and Loving More

Japan is Changing, Accepting and Loving More

Since 2015 when Ariana Miyamoto won the first high level beauty test in Japan as the first hafu (meaning half, used in Japanese to refer to somebody who is biracial), Japan has been more accepting, welcoming and loving diversity. Seeing her friend’s suicide due to bully to hafu in Japan, Ariana started the courageous journey

Lucky Charm Series – Daruma Dolls
Lucky Charm Series – Daruma Dolls

Lucky Charm Series – Daruma Dolls

The first time we saw Daruma was at a ramen place in the US. That place is called Daruma Ramen and offers quite tasty ramen dishes. What is Daruma? The doll on the table? After some research back home, we finally figured out the meaning of Daruma doll. The Daruma doll (達磨), also known as

Lucy Charm Series – Omamori

In our previous article, we talked about several different types of lucky charms in Japanese temples and shrines. One of them is omamori, 御守 or お守り in Japanese. The word mamori (守り) means protection, with omamori being the honorific form of the word, “to protect”. Originally made from paper or wood, modern Japanese amulets available