It’s the new year which means one thing… fukubukuro! In early January, thousands of shoppers flock to Japan’s shopping districts to score some bargains in “hatsu uri” (初売り), or the first sale of the new year. One of the highlights of the hatsu uri … [Read more...] about Fukubukuro 2020 – Get a second chance on Japan’s Lucky Bags!
Appealing to kids and adults alike, Pocky is a Japanese snack that can be enjoyed by just about anyone. But the Otona no Kohaku (literally “adult’s amber”) version of the chocolate-covered pretzel sticks is designed for a more mature clientele. … [Read more...] about Pocky Otona no Kohaku – the Pocky just for Grown Ups!
Japanese Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat Review Japan is well-known for its unique take on the classic Kit Kat, with the country coming up with some truly unique flavors. Green Tea Matcha Kit Kats may be the most famous of the Japan-exclusive bunch, … [Read more...] about Japanese Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat Review
Tokyo is one of the fashion capitals of the world, famous for both its avant garde high fashion looks and home-grown indie talents. Modern streetwear has taken a lot of inspiration from the streets of Tokyo, and is the home of many of the world’s … [Read more...] about Five Amazing Women’s Streetwear Brands Fresh Off the Harajuku Streets
Spring has sprung in Japan, meaning it’s that time of year again: cherry blossom season! Cherry blossom, or sakura (桜), typically bloom for about one week between late March to early April, starting in the Okinawan islands and finishing in Japan’s … [Read more...] about Sakura 2019: the best cherry blossom-themed items this year!
What is Hinamatsuri? The weather is warming up in Japan, which mean the spring festival is just around the corner - Hinamatsuri! Hinamatsuri (ひなまつり), also known as Dolls Festival, is one of the five seasonal ”sekku” festivals celebrated throughout … [Read more...] about Hinamatsuri: Japan’s Doll Festival 🎎