The latest trend in summer fashion is the two-millennial-old hand fan! Originally from Japan, this accessory is more than a complement to your wardrobe!

The latest trend in summer fashion is the two-millennial-old hand fan! Originally from Japan, this accessory is more than a complement to your wardrobe!

Sake is a close cousin to beer since they share the same preparation principle. Find out which one is healthier and more fun to drink between these two!

Sake is a close cousin to beer since they share the same preparation principle. Find out which one is healthier and more fun to drink between these two!

Tokyo and Kyoto have plenty of famous buildings that combine tradition and futurism, placing them amongst the best cities in the world.

Tokyo and Kyoto have plenty of famous buildings that combine tradition and futurism, placing them amongst the best cities in the world.

Obon season in Japan is a time for family bonding and of honoring our ancestors. Find out how their spirits visit us by riding a cucumber and an eggplant!

How Do our Ancestors Get Back to this World?

Gozan no Okuribi marks the final part of the Obon celebration, its bonfires are so large that we can think of them as a consequence of Charizard's Fire Blasts.

Gozan no Okuribi marks the final part of the Obon celebration, its bonfires are so large that we can think of them as a consequence of Charizard's Fire Blasts.

Enjoy the benefits of exercise Japan-style, by listening to the radio, with the free, fun, light routine that is even better than intense training!

Enjoy the benefits of exercise Japan-style, by listening to the radio, with the free, fun, light routine that is even better than intense training!

During the Star Festival, bamboo trees become people's wish bearers. Meet the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, a magical place preserved in time.

During the Star Festival, bamboo trees become people's wish bearers. Meet the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, a magical place preserved in time.

The Gion Festival serves as a window through which we see our past, let's take a peek at ancient Kyoto and see what we ate back then!

The Gion Festival serves as a window through which we see our past, let's take a peek at ancient Kyoto and see what we ate back then!

Have you ever imagined how people dressed when The Gion Festival began its millennial procession? Let's take a look at fashion…1100 years ago!

Have you ever imagined how people dressed when The Gion Festival began its millennial procession? Let's take a look at years ago!

The Gion Festival remains a living representation of who we were as a society. Let's take a look at love and marriage 1100 years ago when the Festival began.

The Gion Festival remains a living representation of who we were as a society. Let's take a look at love and marriage 1100 years ago when the Festival began.

The Gion Festival can be a delightful, yet overwhelming experience. Don't miss out on these useful tips to get the most out of your visit!

The Gion Festival can be a delightful, yet overwhelming experience. Don't miss out on these useful tips to get the most out of your visit!

The Myth of the Tanabata Festival is one of passion and loss. It tells the tale of a tragic romance which reminds us every year of the meaning of true love.

The Myth of the Tanabata Festival is one of passion and loss. It tells the tale of a tragic romance which reminds us every year of the meaning of true love.

Drink Kyoto’s traditional with a whole new twist! We share the instructions for preparing a matcha latte, hot or cold. Replace your morning coffee with a different, healthy drink!

Drink Kyoto’s traditional with a whole new twist! We share the instructions for preparing a matcha latte, hot or cold. Replace your morning coffee with a different, healthy drink!

Samurais drank matcha before going to battle. Monks drank it before praying. Our ancestors knew of the advantages of this tea long before us.

Samurais drank matcha before going to battle. Monks drank it before praying. Our ancestors knew of the advantages of this tea long before us.

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