In this page, Japanese interesting customs will be introduced
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お中元：O-chugen (Summer gift giving)
Japan has two major gift giving seasons each year: O-chugen in the summertime and o-seibo at the year end…
June is a very rainy month in much of Japan. During this wet season…
端午の節供：Tango No Sekku (Boy's Festival)
Traditionally, tango no sekku (literally, “seasonal event of early May”) was celebrated as a festival for boys on May 5th…
入学式／入社式：Nyugaku-shiki and Nyusha-shiki (School and Corporate Entrance Ceremonies)
In Japan, as elsewhere, spring is a season of new beginnings…
The clear colors and delicate patterns of Edo-kiriko cut glass date back to 1834…
People of all ages love strawberries for their sweetness as well as their refreshing sour tang…
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 aso-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 anOnsen(Hot Spring Bath)
Many Japanese travelers love to soak inonsen(hot springs)…
電車の乗り方：The Right Way to Ride a Train
The Japanese phrase tsukin jigoku (“commuting hell”) refers to…
The Japanese summer can be humid and oppressive…
"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…
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…
Setsubunbean-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...
Seijin-no Hi, (Coming-of-Age Day) is a national holiday in Japan observed on the second Monday of January…
At the end of each year, numerous Japanese adults hold parties known asbonen-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
Sakeis an alcoholic beverage that is filtered “Moromi” liquid, made from fermented rice, “Koji” and water through a filtering machine.
Tanabatais the traditional Japanese Star Festival in summer, held on July 7th.
Japan'stsuyu, or rainy season, generally lasts from early June through the middle of July.
Sansai("mountain vegetables") are edible plants that grow naturally in the fields and on the mountains.
ゆるキャラ：Yuru-chara(literally, "humorous mascot character")
The termyuru-chararefers to mascots, created mainly by municipal governments, to promote their localities, local tourism, and products.
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,
The wordwashokugenerally refers to traditional Japanese food. In 2013, "Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese"