culture

There’s a samurai-era village for you to walk through at this awesome overlooked museum in Japan

The town is called Fukuyama now, but once upon a time it was Kusado Sengencho.

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What’s the difference between Hong Kong pineapple bun and Japanese melon bread?

P.K. Sanjun gets schooled on all that is good and carbs. 

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Takigyo, Japanese waterfall meditation, is a sure way to shock yourself out of your winter rut

After one too many lazy Saturdays, we find ourselves standing at the foot of an ice cold waterfall.

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Goodbye katanuki? Japanese festival game may go extinct thanks to the pandemic

The only makers of katanuki pieces may have to close their doors forever if the pandemic continues much longer.

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Is the coronavirus going to kill Japan’s obligation chocolate Valentine’s Day custom?

For years, women in Japan have given chocolate to male coworkers for Valentine’s Day, but this year is probably going to be different.

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A visit to Japan’s forbidden forest of Yawata no Yabushirazu

Just a half-hour outside downtown Tokyo, legends say that if you enter this thicket, you’ll be spirited away and never return.

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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2021 Salaryman Poetry Battle showcases some dark but hilarious poems

Giving insight into the life of a Japanese office worker.

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Yakiniku rice burger: A bento boxed lunch you can eat with one hand

New Japanese burger comes in three sizes, depending on how much of a meat tower you can handle.

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Disney collaborates with traditional Kyoto designers for exhibition series【Photos】

Ever wanted to rock Disney and traditional Japanese style at the same time? Now you can.

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Japanese professor launches crowdfunding project to recreate amazura, a lost Heian Era sweetener

Amazura was a popular sweetener among Heian aristocrats but its method of production was lost to time after the widespread diffusion of sugar.

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Embrace the literary and the historical with traditional Japanese artwork as your Zoom background

Gorgeous visuals from some of Japan’s most revered art pieces now available for download.

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What will 2021 mean for Valentine’s Day in Japan? Survey asks teens their chocolate plans

Homemade chocolate is great and all, but are people still making it in this coronavirus era?

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Japan’s craziest Coming of Age Day is back with Kitakyushu Seijin no Hi 2021【Photos】

All of Japan has Coming of Age Ceremonies in January, but nowhere has them quite like Kitakyushu.

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Bluefin tuna fish sells for bargain low price of roughly US$200,000 in Tokyo auction

The first auction of the year took place despite Tokyo’s ongoing battle with coronavirus.

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What’s it like to eat Burger King Japan’s protection from evil Whopper?【Taste test】

Deliver us from evil, oh mighty Spicy Yakuyoke Whopper!

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Japanese shrine may have created the most Kyoto-like “wear a mask” reminder ever

Fushimi Inari-taisha did all sorts of things to keep visitors safe this New Year’s, and one may be steeped in the local culture’s velvety harshness.

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Japan’ deadliest New Year’s food may be even more dangerous in 2021 due to the coronavirus

Eating the ironically risky symbol of long life is the latest thing that requires extra caution during the pandemic.

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Kyoto’s Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion finishes restoration, looks more beautiful than ever【Photos】

It’s not just gold that’s shining right now at one of Japan’s most beautiful historical sites.

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Date of Japanese holiday Setsubun changes to 2 February for first time in 124 years

Don’t shove sushi in your friends’ mouths on the wrong day. That would be awkward.

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