Cozy Shinto-style fashion for relaxing at home.
Are Japanese people down for PDA? It depends on a surprising variety of factors!
Before bathing? After bathing? As soon as you arrive? Or not at all? Find out when most people usually change into yukata when staying at a ryokan.
The butsudan, a traditional religious home furnishing, is the latest unlikely muse for Japan’s continuing anthropomorphization craze.
Centuries-old ceramic vessel could be worth as much as 1.6 billion yen (US$13.7 million).
What? It’s just a knife to cut the traditional Christmas cake!
After living in Tokyo for ten years, our Osaka-born writer Seiji Nakazawa shares some experiences from his hometown he thought were normal but actually weren’t.
New Japanese film asks, “Who decides which animals are okay to eat and which animals aren’t?”
Physical and mental connections alike show up in the top responses.
Two prefectures, both famous for their onsen, are particularly opposed to the switch.
Take a trip back to the metropolis at the peak of the Bubble Era with this fascinating series of candid video montages.
Japan’s latest buzzword, “Marriage sans dating,” sheds some light on new Japanese romantic customs.
It’s cheap, easy, and it makes their Naruto dreams come true.
Five reasons why dining in Japan may be the best in the world.
Culture and linguistics make the most obvious form of address an unpopular choice.
Just because your loved ones have moved on from this world doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a little cuteness.
Priests struggling to humanely keep cat population under control, asking for visitors’ help.
Ukiyo-e master Hokusai’s iconic seascape is now appearing on eligible motor vehicles in the capital.
From well-known tourist spots to more obscure sites and mysterious activities, this beautiful new video will make you want to pack your bags and head to Japan!