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Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya

Atsuta Shrine was founded 1900 years ago in Nagoya. It is one of the most important shrines in Japan, second after the Great Shrines of Ise. Read more

Arimatsu Shibori Festival

Indigo Dyeing, called shibori, is a 1300 year old cultural art that involves many techniques. Read more

Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River

Cormorant Fishing, called Ukai in Japanese, is a 1300 year old fishing technique that uses cormorant birds to catch fish. Read more

Seki Japan

Seki, Japan is a very small town in the countryside of Gifu prefecture, just north of Nagoya city. It is most well-known for its sword manufacturing during the samurai era.

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What is Sumo Wrestling in Japan?

Today we are answering the question, “What is sumo wrestling in Japan?” Read more

Baikasai Kyoto Plum Blossom Festival

The Baikasai Plum Blossom Festival takes place every year on February 25th at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto. The celebration features plum blossoms, an outdoor tea ceremony, and real geisha. Read more

When is Cherry Blossom Season in Japan?

Today we are answering the question, “When is cherry blossom season in Japan?” Read more

Wakakusa Yamayaki Festival

On the fourth Saturday in January, the incredible Wakakusa Yamayaki event takes place in Nara, Japan. Disputing temples settle a 260-year-old territorial dispute by setting an entire mountainside ablaze. Read more

Bowing in Japan

Bowing in Japan is quite well-known, and having a good understanding of this very important social behavior will help you look like a Japanese culture pro. Read more

Grand Sumo Tournament on NHK World

COVID-19 has robbed us of traveling to Japan for a second spring season. But not all is lost, because we can still watch the Grand Sumo Tournament on NHK World. Read more