8 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Japan!

8 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Japan!

Halloween in Japan is a major commercial event, drawing on some, but not all, of the modern traditions that arose in late 19th Century America. It’s been gaining popularity for as long as I remember but, as you’ll see, we do it rather differently here![Continue Reading…]

6 Tricks to Look Like a Japanese Cartoon

6 Tricks to Look Like a Japanese Cartoon

We Japanese love dressing up and younger Japanese are always ready to embrace the latest fashions or dress in costume, traditional or fantasy, for parades and events. But since the 1990s, there has been a growing trend in what is often called cosplay (from costume play), where people seek to recreate popular characters from Japanese cartoons, video games and manga comics, then hang about in fashionable areas, such as Harajuku. So, without further discussion, here are some tips for getting in on the fun.[Continue Reading…]