Ah, Valentine’s Day! It’s the time once a year that people declare their feelings for the ones they love. Here in the states its a holiday for both men and women, but caters more to men giving gifts to women. In Japan, it’s more like the other way around. Couples may go on dates, but
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Cultural Day is one of the biggest japanese cultural phenomenons witnessed in almost every school-centered shoujo manga.
The second monday in October is reserved for National Sports Day in Japan. Schools across the country use National Sports Day as a time to hold Sports Festivals or Field Days.
Kamisama Kiss vol. 9 introduces the idea of Fish Therapy. Interested I decided to do a little research and share what I’ve found.
The month of April in Japan means it’s time for the cherry trees to begin their annual blossoming. It is during this time of year that the Japanese hold hanami.
Officially founded in 1978 by the National Confectionery Industry Association in Japan, White Day is the official holiday for boys to give return gifts to the girls in their lives.
One of the things I did learn while reading Fruits Basket was the personalities of the Chinese zodiac as well as one legend of how the zodiac came to be.
In the culture of Japan you’ll find an interesting piece of furniture that many a manga have built warm or humorous scenes around. The kotatsu is a table that is about the height of an English coffee table, and is meant to be sat around on the floor.