Trees will “breathe” with light and sound as their beauty takes visitors’ breath away.
While many believe the tradition of making the ghost-like doll can be traced back to a bald-headed monk, history suggests it actually began with a small girl.
Kuraberu Tōzai presents an easy-to-understand compilation of regional differences between Tokyo and Osaka in terms of cuisines, art, and cultural traditions.
The man who kneads rice at incredible speeds of three hits per second lets us into his world and tells us why he lives for making mochi.
A lesser-known Yamagata Prefecture custom may just be what Obon needs to stave off invasive species of the holiday kingdom like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter.
The goddess of love and beauty is now equipped for a world of blood and guts.
Japan may be the only country in the world that insures golfers in the event they hit a hole-in-one during a round of golf.
Contribute to the cause and keep a centuries-old tradition alive on the streets by wearing 450 years of history on your feet.
Loan services could be set to disappear with organisations now running dangerously low on stock.
While men are understandably drawn to it, it’s women who are said to benefit the most from worshipping here.
And the process it uses to color them isn’t what you might expect.
There’s no better way to look after the roads than with built-in protection from one of Japan’s most revered deities.
Unlike yours truly, Japan looks even better in super high def.
Culturally cool tenugui let you show your love of Eva Units, kaiji, and your favorite Japanese prefecture all at once.
Seattle-based chain adapts to Kyoto style with summertime seats that offer a taste of traditional culture as you sip your coffee.
Can you see yourself in any of these annoying customer profiles?
Now you can practice your master swordsmanship skills with chopsticks and a miniature ceramic opponent.
With rules regarding everything from tea to elevators, some new employees think it’s all too much.
Centuries-old earthenware plate gets a special assist from a kitty in becoming an ultra-rare, ultra-cute antique.
Tradition and community are great, but there’s one more thing this Nagano celebration gets a boost from.