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Valentine's Day in Japan: Sweets for My Sweet?

Valentine's Day in Japan: On February 14th, women give three types of chocolate or “choko/チョコ”: “honmei choko/本命チョコ,” “giri choko/義理チョコ,” and “tomo choko/友チョコ.” “Honmei” is an expression of love. “Tomo” is part of the Japanese word “tomodachi” which means
The unique way Valentine's Day is celebrated in Japan.

Setsubun (節分): The Japanese Festival of Bean Throwing and Sushi Rolling

Setsubun (節分): The Japanese Festival of Bean Throwing and Sushi Rolling
How do you know spring has finally arrived in Japan?

Momiji-Gari and Embracing Autumn Leaves in Japan

Momiji-Gari and Embracing Autumn Leaves in Japan

Written by Austin Rettinhouse

Cherry blossoms, or sakura (桜), are arguably the most easily identifiable cultural symbol of Japan. However, to many in Japan, momiji (紅葉), or maple leaves, are just as culturally significant and an unmistakable marker signaling the start of autumn in Japan.