An amusing explanation of the meaning and cultural background behind the Japanese proverb 及ばぬ鯉の滝登り "Waterfall climbs of feeble Koi".
An amusing explanation of the meaning and cultural background behind the Japanese proverb 虎穴に入らずんば孤児を得ず "No entry into a tiger's den brings about no capture of its cub"
An amusing explanation of the meaning and cultural background behind the Japanese proverb 女心と秋の空 "The minds of women and the autumn sky."
Trains are not just a transportation means or infrastructure in Japan, but a cultural experience. Prep for your next trip to Japan!
Nihonbashi is a must-go location for second-timers to Tokyo looking to experience a modern yet cultural Japan. As a Tokyo local, show host Kyota Ko introduces his reasons for having made Nihonbashi one of his favorite weekend hangout place.
"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.