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10 Spring Hinamatsuri Festivals in Japan

In the mood to celebrate early spring in Japan? Check out these beautiful Girls Day festivals across the country!

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Culture

Taiko Drum History and Culture in Japan

What are those big powerful drums you see at festivals in Japan?

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Culture

7 Plants and Flowers For Japanese New Year

As we approach the new year, beautiful arrangements appear in front of homes and businesses across Japan. But did you know that every stalk and flower was chosen for its specific symbolism?

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Culture

Step Into The Ring: A Basic Guide to Sumo Wrestling in Japan

Learn everything you need to know about sumo wrestling in Japan, from rules and traditions to tournament schedules and buying tickets.

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Culture

The Importance of Rabbits in Japanese Culture

GaijinPot goes down the rabbit hole and looks at five ways the bunny appears in Japanese culture.

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Culture

Culture Shock 101: Expect the Unexpected on Your Japan Trip

A first trip to Japan can be filled with all sorts of surprises! Here’s what to expect to avoid problems and stay respectful.

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