What are the Inuyarai and the Komayose?
INUYARAI (犬 矢 来)
If we walk through the old neighborhoods of Kyoto, with the beautiful traditional Japanese streets, one of the things that surprises us is that many houses have a kind of...
Japan and the Kit Kat
Why KIT KAT are some of the best selling products in Japan? There is a reason and it has nothing to do with chocolate.
These small chocolate bars were initially designed to accompany the coffee and...
Gunkanjima, an abandoned island in Japan
Hashima Island is a abandoned island located in southern Japan. This island is also named as Gunkanjima, which is "battleship island" in Japanese, for its resemblance to a battleship. Gunkanjima...
The Floating Torii
Itsukushima shrine, the century-old shrine floating in the sea during high tide, has more than 1400 years of history. It is a registered world heritage site which attracts thousands of tourists...
Omikuji, the Japanese fortune papers
They are very popular amulets in Japan, they are small folded or rolled papers that open them to reveal the fortune in written form, we find them in practically all the temples and people usually buy...
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