In this page, Japanese interesting customs will be introduced
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初夢：Hatsu-yume (The first dream of the year)
Fortunetelling through dreams has been widely practiced around the world for more than 5,000years…
鍋：Nabe（Hot Pot Cooking）
Nabe (also known as o-nabe) is one of Japan’s most cherished cooking styles, especially in times of cold weather…
いい夫婦の日：A Good Couple Day
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Children’s Day—Japan has a number of special observances devoted to the family, and one of them is on November 22nd, “Good Couple Day.”
In autumn, one of the most splendid aspects of the Japanese countryside is…
温泉の入り方：How to Enjoy an Onsen (Hot Spring Bath)
Many Japanese travelers love to soak in onsen (hot springs)…
電車の乗り方：The Right Way to Ride a Train
The Japanese phrase tsukin jigoku (“commuting hell”) refers to…
風鈴：Furin (Wind Bell)
The Japanese summer can be humid and oppressive…
銭湯：Sento (Public bath)
"Sento" is public bath or common bathhouse in Japanese towns and cities…
ゴールデンウィーク "Golden Week"-An important Japanese holidays season
"Golden Week," which runs from late April through early May…
桜：Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
The Japanese people have cherished sakura cherry blossoms in many ways ever since antiquity….
ひなまつり Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Doll Festival)
In Japan, family members offer wishes for the health and happiness of girls…
節分：Setsubun (Bean-Tossing Festival)
Setsubun bean-tossing festival, or “the parting of the seasons,” is a festival traditionally held on February 3rd to signify the passing of winter and the coming of spring...
成人式：Seijin-shiki (Coming-of-Age Ceremony)
Seijin-no Hi, (Coming-of-Age Day) is a national holiday in Japan observed on the second Monday of January…
忘年会：Bonen-kai (Year-end party)
At the end of each year, numerous Japanese adults hold parties known as bonen-kai…
Festival for children of three, five, and seven years of age
スポーツの秋：Fall, a season for sports
Fall is a time of year that is especially treasured in Japan…
Finely crafted chopsticks - an elegant touch to round out a flawless Japanese meal
Sake is an alcoholic beverage that is filtered “Moromi” liquid, made from fermented rice, “Koji” and water through a filtering machine.
七夕：Tanabata (Star Festival)
Tanabata is the traditional Japanese Star Festival in summer, held on July 7th.
梅雨：Tsuyu (Rainy season)
Japan's tsuyu, or rainy season, generally lasts from early June through the middle of July.
山菜：Sansai (Mountain Vegetables)
Sansai ("mountain vegetables") are edible plants that grow naturally in the fields and on the mountains.
和食：Washoku (Japanese cuisine)
The word washoku generally refers to traditional Japanese food. In 2013, "Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese"
電化製品：The Allure of Large Electronics Stores
Mass electronics retailers offer a great variety of items at affordable prices, with examples including refrigerators, rice cookers, washing machines,
ゆるキャラ：Yuru-chara (literally, "humorous mascot character")
The term yuru-chara refers to mascots, created mainly by municipal governments, to promote their localities, local tourism, and products.