Kobe Matsuri

Kobe Matsuri: A Japanese Celebration with Western Influences

Apr 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Although the Kobe Matsuri is a relatively young street festival - it began in 1971 - the roots of the celebration twist much further back in time to an unexpected...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Vegan Gourmet Festival

Apr 06, 2016 By Admin

Among recent arrivals, vegetarians and vegans have it comparably rough in Japan.  If there was ever a country set up to be difficult for those with "out of the ordinary"...[ Click to read more ]

Playing Sports in Nagoya – Go Play Outside!

Mar 30, 2014 By Ray Proper

Playing sports regularly goes a long way towards maintaining your physical and mental well-being. Especially while living far from home in Japan, it is easy to fall into the trap...[ Click to read more ]


Grand Festival of Hanazono Shrine in Tokyo

May 26, 2011 By Ray Proper

Hanazono Jinja Shrine is located in the Shinjuku business district of Tokyo. Shinjuku is probably the most famous town name in Tokyo, and the Hanazono Jinja has been used in...[ Click to read more ]

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