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.
A uniquely Japanese cuisine that’s deeply based on a history of East meets West, Yoshoku dishes like curry rice, tonkatsu, and doria are rooted in Western cuisine but adapted in Japanese fashion.
Enjoy these popular foods at a picnic under cherry trees during cherry blossom viewing, when the beautiful cherry trees blossom into a sea of pink.
What does a Japanese meal look like? What do the Japanese eat? Learn about the fundamentals of Ichiju Sansai (一汁三菜), “one soup three dishes” and recreate it at home!
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.
After indulgence of Japanese New Year feast, Nanakusa Gayu (seven herb rice porridge) is eaten on January 7 to help our stomachs recover.
The Japanese have many traditions celebrating the New Year, including special food, visiting the temple, and giving gift.
The Japanese celebrate the New Year Day with traditional New Year foods called Osechi Ryori (御節料理), here are some popular dishes.
On Children’s Day, the Japanese decorate their house and eat special foods wishing for children’s health and happiness.