Tagged: Japanese Culture

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Hozuki’s Coolheadedness – cool head, warm heart..also cold heart!

Genre: Slice of Death, Supernatural, Yokai, comedy, folklore Episodes: 13 Studio: Wit Studio Hell is nothing if not… efficient! Judging all those souls, dealing out appropriate punishment, making time for diplomatic relations with all the other hells, it can really be… Well you get the idea.  It takes a lot of work to keep a...

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The Amateur Japanese Anime Blog

I’ve been wondering for a while whether hobbyist anime bloggers are common in Japan. Wow, this post is off to a dry start. Let me give you some context here. Around the anime blogging community (that *I* am aware of), we often speculate or pretend to know things about Japanese culture, norms and society. A...

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Even Creepypastas Are Scarier in Japan

Hello kids! Are you having an appropriately frightening day? I’m bad with time zones, maybe it’s November 1st already for you… Unless you’re reading this post much after it’s publishing date though, it’s probably close to Halloween! Happy Halloween! Last year, I decided to bring you all a collection of Japanese Urban Legends for your...

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Is There a Difference Between Idols and Musicians?

It may surprise some of you to know that I am a fan of idols. Not just pretty animated boy idols but actual real-life idol groups. Back in the day, I use to jump around to Morning Musume songs all the time (before they got their fancy ’18 tag). I quite liked Perfume and more...

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I Got Your Back! Japanese Hangover Cures.

Don’t worry I’ll be quiet… I’ll even try to tone down the brightness of this post for you. There, better? It’s o.k., it’ll pass. Everything’s going to be alright. I know, I know – this is the LAST time we do this, we are getting way to old for this stuff!.. Next year in Ibiza?...

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Oh My Kami – Which Shrine should you Visit This New Year

So a couple of days ago I did a post on Japanese Christmas tradition as a thinly veiled excuse to eat nothing but cake for a couple of days. That was a good decision. My adulting skills are on point! Anywho, I mentioned in that post Christmas itself was not exactly the major holiday in...

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Christmas Cake Tradition and Recipe

Aaaahhh Christmas cake. For most of us in the Western world, this means the dense, molasses filled, door stomp like substance also known as fruit cake. No one likes fruit cake. I can already read your comments declaring that you’re actually quite fond of it and that when you make it yourself it’s delicious…I know...

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Even Urban Legends are Scarier in Japan

Because I am nothing if not original, I bring you a scary story post for Halloween! Some of you may know that I am an avowed and abject coward who will not hesitate to push my own mother in front of me to get away from a Zombie, if my mother wasn’t considerably more frightening...