Tag: japanese festival

A traditional Japanese shrine near a sakura tree of Japan.

Sakura of Japan: Best Top Nine Cherry Blossoms

Sakura has become a cultural symbol associated with many traditional Japanese activities in spring, including the custom of hanami (flower viewing). Most types of cherry blossoms have their unique beauty and different flowering times.

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A bowl of toshikoshi soba on a red New Years plate.

Toshikoshi Soba: Wonderful for the New Year

When it comes to Japanese traditions around this time of year, most people think of osechi and kagami mochi. Did you also know that the Japanese eat soba on New Year’s Eve? Let’s take a look at this delicious tradition!

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Exterior shot of a shopping district in Osaka lit up in yellow celebrate Golden Week in Japan.

A Simple Guide to Golden Week in Japan

Golden Week is one of the longest holiday seasons in Japan, started in 1948. The name ‘Golden Week’ was coined in 1951 after the phrase ‘golden time’ from Japan’s radio and TV phrase, which was the primetime listening hours.

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Kodomo no Hi: Japanese Children’s Day

Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi) is a national holiday in Japan, celebrated annually on May 5th every year, also making it the last holiday of Golden Week. As the name suggests, it’s a day to celebrate and pray for the growth of children.

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