Day: March 15, 2023

This river with cherry blossoms at night show why literature is important.

Why is Literature Important: Cherry Blossoms!

Sakura, or cherry blossoms, are an iconic symbol of Japan and have been celebrated in literature, art, and music for centuries. Let’s look at some famous and unknown literature featuring sakura!

A white maneki neko with small statues.

Maneki Neko: The Wonderful Legendary Lucky Cat!

The Maneki Neko is a traditional Japanese figurine that has become a beloved and famous symbol of good fortune and prosperity. This lucky talisman is common in businesses and homes throughout Japan and other parts of Asia.

What is shiso, it is a bunch of dark green leaves.

What is Shiso: Japanese Best Traditional Herb!

Although the shiso or perilla leaf originated in China, it has grown wild in Japan since ancient times. Shiso was widely known as a medical herb in China, but it is a traditional herb primarily used in cooking in Japan!