Heritage Nagaya Houses – Renovate and Live

A little town in Osaka called Showa-machi has all modern infrastructure, includi

Hanabi – Flowers in the Night Sky

On 26th July, approximately 850,000 spectators gathered around the Sumida River

Japan’s First Marketing Success – Grilled UNAGI

At the end of July, banners go up in front of supermarkets and fishmongers aroun

Transparent Drinks Market – Not What It Seems Like

In Japan, bottled drinks from vending machines are perfectly chilled to refresh

Japanese Ice Cream - Challengers’ Market

July is the ice cream season.  Everyone runs to the freezer to grab a favourite

Can the Tanabata Star Festival Catch Halloween?

The Tanabata Festival takes place on the 7th July.  It is one of the five “Sekku

Dreaming June Bride – Only on Your Own Terms

Getting married in June, and being called a June Bride, is an imported idea, yet

Pearl – Beautiful Gift from Ocean

The Birth Stone of June is the Pearl. Japan is a world-leading producer and a

How to Spend Your Precious Holiday – Just Relax or…?

Hunting for the Hotaru Firefly, fishing for Ayu Sweetfish, cuddling up with the

Ayu – Japanese Sweet Fish Worth Waiting and Chasing For

In early June, a lot of anglers go to the rivers across Japan.  On 1st June, man

Hunting for Hotaru – Fireflies Lighting Up Rainy Season

June is the month of rain.  The quiet rainfalls continue for over one month, day

Mysterious Quality of KATANA-Mastery of Japanese Sword

The blade of a Japanese sword has a mysterious quality, with its curve, razor-sh