What exactly is the Japanese lucky cat (maneki neko) for? Learn the origin and significance of the colors, gestures, and trinkets it holds, and how it brings good luck and prosperity to businesses and homes.
Towards the end of January many retail and department stores will play home to many stalls and booths selling specialty Valentine's Day chocolate. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Japan every year, not just by couples, but by friends and families as well. Here's where to buy Valentine’s Chocolate in Tokyo.
This article is contributed by Konishi Sake Brewery and covers the history of sake, brewing process, and the differences between various types of sake, such as ginjoshu, junmaishu, Honjozo, Genshu, Koshu and more.
One of the most enchanted seasons of the year in Kyoto is spring, when cascades of pink and white blooms illuminate the streets. There are many places to see cherry blossoms in the city, particularly in the Higashiyama neighborhood. 6 excellent sakura spots are personally recommended by Four Seasons.
The foreign community is expanding in Japan and with it a variety of cultures and religions. Funeral ceremonies are also different in their own way. This article introduces the story of embalming a five-month-old baby and the story of embalming and the sea scattering ashes service of a foreign resident's Japanese wife.
Coffee and tea contain caffeine, so even if you want to drink them, you might not be able to. Here are four Japanese decaffeinated beverages that you can swap out if you're expecting or having trouble sleeping.