In Japan, when the sweet summer days are here, it is time to don a yukata and join the locals to attend a Japanese Matsuri (festival). Experience a one-of-a-kind street food fair and here are just some of the popular Japanese festival foods enjoyed in Japan.
What are your favorite Japanese noodles? Today we’ll take a look at two popular Japanese noodles – Soba and Udon – and learn more about how these noodles are made, the difference in flavor, and how they are eaten.
New to Japanese cooking? Read on to learn more about mirin and sake, the two essential condiments used in Japanese cuisine.
Are you in the mood for something delicious, something different and something fun to watch tonight? Here, we bring you a list of Japanese dramas to stream and watch on Netflix right now. Binge-watching is totally ok.
One of the well-celebrated annual festivals in Japan, Setsubun or the Bean Throwing Festival marks the beginning of spring. Learn more about the origin, the mamemaki ritual and the delicious foods enjoyed on this day.
What better way to immerse yourself in Japanese culture aside from its tantalizing food? Movies of course. This year we’ve compiled a list of JOC readers’ Japanese movie recommendations that promise some cultural enrichment, fun, laughter, heartfelt tears and more.
Learn about how the Japanese celebrate Toji, the winter solstice, from enjoying yuzu bath, eating kabocha to attending winter solstice festival.
Green tea is the daily elixir of Japanese, enjoyed for its sweet, earthy flavor and innumerable health benefits. Learn more about its history, types, benefits, and how to steep the perfect cup of green tea.
If you enjoy Japanese children stories and folktales, we highly recommended Issun Boshi The One Inch Boy by Icinori, an adaptation of the classic Japanese fairy tale.
Explore the varieties of edible seaweed used in Japanese cooking, the health benefits and how to cook with these sea vegetables.