Get off the beaten path and explore the things that set Toyama prefecture apart that cannot be experienced elsewhere in Japan.
by My family is so excited to celebrate one of our favorite Chinese celebrations soon. It’s called the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節, Zhōngqiū Jié). The celebration is around the new fall moon so under the lunar calendar this year it will be on Friday, September 13, 2019. Many countries in Asia observe this festival including Taiwan, […]
by Have you ever heard of Obon? It’s a Japanese festival, similar to Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Celebrated for centuries, it’s a time to clean graves and create home altars as families welcome their much-beloved ancestors. While celebrating Obon is generally associated with Buddhism, it also includes elements from the more indigenous Shinto tradition, […]
by Now that it’s officially spring, it seems fitting to do a craft centered around flowers. I love to do projects with my kids inspired by the arts and crafts of other cultures which I feel adds depth and meaning to our crafts. I’ve always been drawn to the Japanese aesthetic, therefore, Japan was an […]
by Japan is a country with an incredibly rich and varied culture and history. Interesting facts about the country, the language and its citizens abound. Please see our previous blog post to learn more about the Japanese language and Japanese books. In this post, we’ve picked 10 fun and fascinating facts about Japan that should pique […]