Festivals January 15, 2015 11:53 am

About Japanese Seasons


Festivals January 15, 2015 11:53 am

About Japanese Seasons


Japan Dreaming

About Japanese Seasons: An Overview Japan has 4 distinct seasons starting with a cold and dry winter. The welcome spring is mild and brings out Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. The summer starts with the rainy season in late June or early July, followed by heat and humidity through August. The arrival of autumn is marked...

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About Japanese Seasons: An Overview Japan has 4 distinct seasons starting with a cold and dry winter. The welcome spring is mild and brings out Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. The summer starts with the rainy season in late June or early July, followed by heat and humidity through August. The arrival of autumn is marked...

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Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 4:28 pm

What Is A Ryokan Hotel?


Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 4:28 pm

What Is A Ryokan Hotel?


Japan Dreaming

What is a ryokan hotel? They are Japanese style inns and they differ a lot from inns in Western culture. They originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), when such inns served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the...

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What is a ryokan hotel? They are Japanese style inns and they differ a lot from inns in Western culture. They originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), when such inns served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the...

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Customs & Culture January 11, 2015 6:22 pm

Kimono Rundown: Basic Info


Customs & Culture January 11, 2015 6:22 pm

Kimono Rundown: Basic Info


Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

Kimono Rundown: A Quick Look The kimono is the Japanese traditional garment. Originally the word “kimono” referred to all types of clothing, but it has come to mean specifically the full-length traditional garments. Today, kimonos are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear...

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Kimono Rundown: A Quick Look The kimono is the Japanese traditional garment. Originally the word “kimono” referred to all types of clothing, but it has come to mean specifically the full-length traditional garments. Today, kimonos are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear...

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