Life in Japan can suffocate you, but Japan is a paradise on Earth for those who have figured out the real nature of its culture.
"Japanese culture, once upon a time, encouraged and celebrated sex openly. Now we do so secretly." Shungas are windows to the sexually liberal lives and ideologies of 17th to 19th century Japanese people. And simply fun to look at, too.
Japan has a treasury of horror stories that will traumatize you and ruin your day, whether it be old folklore or modern urban myths. Here's one of each.
TOKUGAWA Tsunayoshi was an iconic ruler who was nicknamed Dog King, being a maker of laws that beheaded people for killing or straying puppies.
Greater Tokyo is the most populous city in the world, but how did it get to be so big?
Why are Japanese men Japanese men incapable of saying "I love you"?