Celebrating the New Year in Japan

Celebrating the New Year, oshogatsu (お正月), is one of the most important holidays in Japan and takes place from December 31- January 3rd. During this period, special foods are eaten, sayings of gratitude are exchanged, and auspicious decorations are displayed. Additionally, it is one of the few times during the year you can expect almost... Continue Reading →

Unique and Fun Stationery to Buy in Japan

Japanese Stationery Supplies In case you didn't know, Japanese stationery rocks! Compact, cute, and clever... these characteristics describe almost every item in the stationery aisle, and let me just say - it's a real challenge refraining from buying it all. Maybe that should be an Olympic Sport ?. Since I've started to gather a nice... Continue Reading →

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