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Japanese traditional festival

Festivals in Japan are some of the most joyful and celebratory events in the country. Festivals of Japan are traditional festive occasions. In Japanese festival is called ‘matsuri’ or ‘omatsuri’. A matsuri is basically a symbolic act whereby participants enter a state of active communication with the gods (kami); it is accompanied by communion among [...]

By |March 13th, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

Japanese traditional food: Sushi

Sushi is one of the most popular dishes in Japan and it’s the most famous Japanese dish outside of Japan. In Japan, sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration. Around the world sushi is Japan’s most famous dish. Sushi is a small piece of raw seafood placed on a ball of [...]

By |March 12th, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

Let’s learn about Japanese food

The Japanese cuisine offers a very large variety of dishes and regional specialties. The traditional food of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes. The word for "meal" in Japanese is gohan. This word literally means steamed rice, but rice is such an important food to the Japanese that gohan has [...]

By |March 11th, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

Let’s find the unique feature of Japan

Japan has absorbed many ideas from other countries over the course of its history, including technology, customs, and forms of cultural expressions, and has developed its unique culture while integrating these imports. The Japanese lifestyle today is a rich blend of Asian-influenced traditional culture and western-influenced modern culture. You will find a lot of diversity [...]

By |March 10th, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

Let’s stay in Japan

Japan is a successful country which is standing high as a one of the top most advanced countries in the world. Japanese people have taken their society and lifestyle at a great height by their hard work. Japan offers a great convenience of living to its citizens and also for its visitors. People living in [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

How cool Japan is

Japan is a country full of excitements. At the present time in the race of advanced development of science and technology, Japan is one of the leading countries. The amazing good quality of their work and the unique culture and lifestyle of the Japanese people always magnetize the people from around the world. The tremendous [...]

By |March 8th, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

Rental house system of Japan

Housing in Japan holds a big part in Japanese society. To rent an apartment in Japan, the renter has to visit real estate agents located in every neighborhood and browse through copies of apartments for rent. These usually have the layout of the apartment for rent and the costs to rent this apartment. If the [...]

By |March 4th, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

The problem with unoccupied houses

These days, the problem of unoccupied houses is often featured by TV, magazines, and newspapers. According to a statistical investigation of homes and land by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the number of unoccupied houses in Japan is 8.2 million, compared to the total number of residences, 60.63 million, as of October, 2013. [...]

By |March 1st, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

Let’s learn about Kominka, or, Traditional Japanese Houses!

"Kominka cafes, Kominka guest houses, Kominka galleries, Kominka used as shared offices, Kominka renovations……Recently, Kominka (the Japanese word referring to the traditional Japanese house style) scattered about both rural and urban areas throughout Japan have received significant attention. But what exactly is it that qualifies a house as a “ Kominka”? The Chinese characters used [...]

By |February 24th, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|

Japanese style room and traditional Japanese house

Washitsu: Japanese style rooms are called Washitsu. Many homes include at least one traditional Japanese styled room, or washitsu. It features tatami flooring, shoji rather than draperies covering the window, fusuma (opaque sliding vertical partitions) separating it from the other rooms, an oshiire(closet) with two levels (for storing futon), and a wooden ceiling. Tatami are [...]

By |February 22nd, 2015|Traditional Japanese house|