The 2-week-long period in which the cherry blossoms are in bloom is a magical time in Japan. People of all ages gather with their friends, family, and loved ones to do “ohanami” (お花見) which typically means having a picnic beneath the beautiful sakura (さくら) trees. Here is a list of the most common foods and snacks that people can enjoy during ohanami.
When it comes to fashion, Japan is arguably one of the biggest risk-takers in the entire world. Although Tokyo is known as being one of the major international fashion hubs, several other cities in Japan are home to forthcoming designers with promising potential. Continue reading
If you are familiar with Japan’s popular anime, gaming, and cosplay culture, then chances are you’ve heard of Japan’s famous “anime town” in Tokyo – Akihabara. But, did you know that Japan’s second largest city, Osaka, is home to one of these pop culture hubs as well? Continue reading
Cherry blossoms, also known as sakura in Japan, are the small, delicate light pink flowers that bloom from cherry blossom trees. The springtime phenomenon is truly a sight to behold but unfortunately its beauty is just too brief. After only two weeks, the petals of the soft pink canopy, drop to the ground, falling like feathery snow before they wither. Sakura is a flower native to Asia. It can also be found in China, South Korea and India but today it blooms even in other parts of the world. Continue reading