culture

Authentic ninja power pellet snacks on sale again in Tokyo thanks to the coronavirus【Taste test】

Hyorogan, part of the ninja and samurai diet, also get a modern, gluten-free version.

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Coronavirus changes how Tokyo shrine handles centuries’ old purification process for visitors

Priests fear traditional custom could lead to infection, provide modern alternative.

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An edible DIY Japanese rock garden is what we all need to stay sane while working from home【Pics】

Soothing to look at and delicious to taste, this is our newest home office amenity.

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Japanese yokai starts appearing on Twitter to prevent the spread of COVID-19

People in Japan are turning to the mysterious Amabie to help us through the coronavirus pandemic. 

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How to make so, Japan’s 1,000-year-old dessert recipe that’s back in fashion【SoraKitchen】

There’s only one ingredient in this super-simple recipe for a favorite food of Kyoto’s imperial court.

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Edo Rice shows you what rice tasted like in the samurai era by continuing centuries of tradition

A Tokyo time trip for your taste buds.

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In the midst of coronavirus, a 1,000-year-old food is being revived in Japan

“There’s an epidemic going around and we’re here making so…so is it the Nara Era?

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Japanese Twitter user misses joke, stresses that “beati dogu” is not traditional Japanese culture

Samurai tradition stresses the importance of horse and rider as one, but this canine contest is completely for comedy.

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Japanese public intoxication on parade in new line of capsule toys

You know, for kids.

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Disney knows what yokai are, teaches Japanese vocabulary word to Donald Duck【Video】

Kappa and kasa obake are among the creatures menacing Donald and his feathered friends.

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Japanese man berates American woman for “crime” against taiyaki, ends up converted to her ways

The Japanese sweet should not be treated this way…or should it?

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Japanese student creates Traditional Japan Bicycle, brings new life to centuries-old craft

Lattice work seen in tea ceremony rooms finally gets to see the city streets.

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The U.K. thinks Japanese curry is katsu curry, and people aren’t happy about it

The #KatsuCurryPolice are on a mission to educate Brits on their craze for Katsu Curry.

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Disney sushi? An adorable new way to celebrate Japan’s Girl’s Day/Doll Festival

From “Mic-key, Mouse!” to “Hin-a Ma, tsuri!”

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Centuries-old Japanese store revolutionises the fragrance world with new incense cord

Tie a bow around gifts and envelopes with a wonderfully fragrant incense ribbon.

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Outrage sparks as investigation on burned Shuri Castle is closed with no conclusive results

Many can only speculate as to what happened to Okinawa’s beloved castle.

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Demon-slaying Dojigiri, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display at Kasuga Shrine

Legendary blade is a an official natural treasure, and presented in a uniquely beautiful way.

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Japan’s legendary Brother Katana might not be brothers after all? Investigating the mystery【Pics】

Two of Japan’s most beautiful blades are said to be linked at birth, but a closer look makes some scholars think twice.

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Izakaya etiquette: Stacking your plates after eating doesn’t help waitstaff in Japan

Japanese restaurant worker says there’s a better system that diners should use.

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Japan has a festival where they straight-up throw dudes into a fire【Videos】

Getting married or having a kid? Then into the flames you go!

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