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May 1, 2023


The first time I heard about the shikibuton was when I stayed over at my friend Yuri’s house. I was traveling through Japan, and she invited me over to stay at her place. When
May 1, 2023

Boyfriend Pillow

We all know that feeling when our boyfriend is gone. Lonely, sad, and we don't have someone to cuddle up to. Your home, bed and life can feel very empty without your loved one. P
May 1, 2023

Bamboo Curtains

Looking for a subtle and stylish way to create more shade in your home, but tired of those standard curtains that get dirty so easily? Looking for a unique way to design your roo
Apr 16, 2023


The Virgin-Killing Sweater is a bizarre fashion trend that has been going around the Internet for the last few days. It all started when the 21-year-old Jun Amaki from Japan deci
Mar 4, 2020


Some people are wondering what a SHAMOJI is. Shamoji is a flat rice paddle used in East Asian Cuisine. It is used to stir and serve rice and mix vinegar into the rice to make sush
Mar 3, 2020


Have you ever heard about this word Kakebuton? Well, probably some of you are wondering what is? Or what does it can do? To cut any confusion, lets us know more about what it is.
Mar 2, 2020


It’s so traditional that Japanese people love to taste kakigori dessert as part of their eating habits. Kakigori is a shaved ice dessert top with delicious syrup, fruits, and co
Feb 28, 2020

Nabemono Food, Everything You Need to Know

It is a fact that Japan is among the top countries that most travelers want to visit for their vacation goals. They have beautiful scenic spots where you can visit for relaxation
Feb 26, 2020


Are you somewhat curious about Japanese culture, tradition, and practices? Do you know what is meant by Gohonzon? Below are pieces of information that might help you.
Feb 25, 2020

Buckwheat Pillow - A Japanese Pillow

Sobakawa is another term the Japanese pillow, which is the buckwheat pillow. This one is a traditional pillow in Japan that is full of hulls that in enclose with buckwheat seeds.
Feb 17, 2020

Japanese Calligraphy Sets

Introduction: Are you aware that writing can also be an art form? In Japanese culture, it is possible. It is because the Japanese make use of two writing styles simultaneously,
Feb 14, 2020

Yukata - a casual kimono for hot summer days

introduction It is a traditional Japanese garment either made of cotton or even synthetic fabric and usually unlined. The beauty of the garment is how it is worn with a decorat
Aug 30, 2019


Are you young and yet to get married? You could qualify to wear a furisode in a social event such as a wedding. Though many people generalize a kimono as a single piece of attire,
Aug 28, 2019


The Japanese are keen on not only what they wear but also the accessories they choose to accompany different garments. Since the head is the most crucial part of the body, they pu
Aug 27, 2019


One of the first things that cross our minds when we think about Japan is their traditional garments. The kimono is a famous outfit that people from this country take pride in. It
Aug 15, 2019

Furoshiki - Japanese wrapping cloth

We take time thinking of the perfect gift to send to our loved ones. You should also take enough time to come up with the best presentation for the gift. That is where the furoshi
Aug 14, 2019

Jika-tabi - Japanese tabi boots

This is a traditional type of footwear from Japan. Unlike conventional models, jika-tabi comes in a unique design that makes it ideal for particular needs. The tabi boots started
Aug 13, 2019


Fundoshi refers to a traditional undergarment that has its origins in Japan. It is specifically designed for men. The material that is used to make this underwear is cotton. Those
Aug 13, 2019

Tenugui - Japanese multipurpose towels

The Japanese handcraft most of their objects, and tenugui is one of them. This is a piece of fabric that once you figure outs its purpose, you cannot survive without. It comes in
Aug 9, 2019


The Japanese are known for upholding their culture by maintaining unique items for a long time. One of the popular items from Japan is Zori. These are comfortable sandals that enh
Aug 8, 2019


The Japanese have some unique attires. They like matching occasions with different garments. One of the Japanese clothing that has existed for decades is hakama. It is a tradition
Aug 7, 2019

Haori - Authentic Japanese jackets

In line with their tradition, the Japanese put on the haori over a kasode. The haori is a type of jacket that is worn over robes. It can extend up to the hip or thigh. You can eit
Aug 5, 2019

Geta - Japanese style sandals

The Japanese are known for their traditional footwear. One of the shoes that are still part of their culture is geta. This has a similar appearance as flip-flops and clogs. The on
Aug 1, 2019

Yakitori Grills (with reviews!)

One of the oldest cooking techniques in Japan is open grilling. If you like grilled food, you should invest in a yakitori grill. You can use this mechanism to prepare grilled chic
Jul 31, 2019

Chabudai reviews

Do you have a small living area and are in search of furniture that can save you some extra space? You should consider buying Japanese items. According to their culture, the Japan
Jul 30, 2019

Yakiniku Grill

Do you often hold Barbecues for your friends and family at home? Having a great time with people you care about is priceless. You can make the experience worth it by buying an or
Apr 13, 2019

Shikibuton – Traditional style plus comfort

Traditional Japanese homes use shikibutons (shikifutons) as mattresses. They are places on top of tatami mats during sleep. if you are planning to design your home Washitsu style,
Apr 12, 2019

Randoseru - The fashionable Japanese school bag

Randoseru have become quite popular in Japan and are now being adopted as a fashion statement around the world. They are sturdy backpacks that are used by Japanese school students
Apr 11, 2019

Bento lunch box – Japanese lunch box

The word bento box is not as common as the box itself. There are so many version of the bento box that gets people confused most of the time. The bento box, which is origin of the
Apr 10, 2019

Tatami mat – Japanese traditional flooring

Tatami mats make for a beautiful, traditional and elegant way to decorate your home. It is also the perfect way to introduce a fresh and natural look in your living space. Essenti
Apr 9, 2019

Shakuhachi – the Japanese flute

The Shakuhachi is a common Japanese music instrument. All Shakuhachi are made from authentic yellow green bamboo stalks. The traditional authentic Shakuhachi is made from a bamboo
Apr 8, 2019

Noren Curtain - Japanese door curtain

What better way to make your home more personalised that style it to your own preference? I find that personified homes are more cosy and warm and will make you happy and stress f
Apr 7, 2019

Japanese platform beds – comfort and style

A Japanese platform bed is basically a simple wooden box bed frame. It comes in a variety of styles to suit different bedroom designs. The platform beds generally create a bed wit
Apr 6, 2019

Butsudan - the holy grail

The Butsudan is a common household Japanese altar. Offerings are made of the Butsudan to ask from protection from the ancestor’s spirits. In essence, it looks like a wooden cabi
Apr 5, 2019

HANGIRI – the sushi expert

Hangiri is a beautiful and traditional rice mixing tab that was originally wooden and is used to make sushi rice. It works by absorbing rice water to allow the rice to reach a per
Apr 2, 2019

Paper floor lamp

One way of making your home unique and classy is adding a paper floor lamp to some rooms such as the living room and the study area. Though floor lamps are diverse, the soft eleme
Nov 7, 2018

Zafu - Japanese meditation cushion

What is Zafu? Your comfort level and body posture are what determine your meditation experience. You can achieve both factors with the help of the zafu meditation cushion. A zafu i
Nov 6, 2018

Zabuton - Japanese cushion for sitting

Do you love meditating? If your answer is yes, then you know the importance of being comfortable during the process. Many people talk about different aspects of meditation but for
Oct 29, 2018

Zaisu - Japanese floor chair

Do you pay attention to the arrangement of your dining room? Among the well-known Chinese gastronomes (people who study the relationship between cultures and food and the scie
Oct 19, 2018

Tatami beds - Traditional Japanese beds

Traditional Japanese beds, or tatami bed mats, are woven from rice straw or dried rushes. The Japanese use woven mats for sitting and sleeping in a tatami room. They are gentle wit
Oct 16, 2018

Shoji Screens - Japanese room dividers

Do you have a small apartment and would like to divide it into different sections? You can do this with the help of a shoji screen. This is a room divider that is most common with
Sep 25, 2018

Finding the right Chabudai for your home

Are you looking for a low table to add to your home? The chabudai is an ideal choice. This Japanese table is different from the normal table we are used to. Its height is a few cen
Sep 23, 2018

Read this before getting a Kamidana

Most of us believe in a supreme deity, and for the Japanese, the Shinto is their religion of choice. To practice this religion, you need a god shelf they call a Kamidana. What does
Mar 20, 2018

Taiyaki pan

When walking across the food court or when visiting a matsuri (Japanese festival) you might encounter a fish you never heard of before, the taiyaki. The taiyaki is not actually a f
Mar 18, 2018

Mochi maker - A kitchen appliance you need!

What is mochi? Mochi is a Japanese rice cake that is traditionally eaten around new year, but which can be found in shops all over Japan. It is made by cooking the (glutinous) rice
Mar 18, 2018

Takoyaki pan - Buying guide

Takoyaki are small baked batter balls with an octopus filling in it. It might sound distasteful to those who are not used to octopus, but if you just give them a try you will find