"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"?
Throughout its history, Japan has seen women pulling strings behind the scene. HINO Tomiko is a great example representing how women have outsmarted men in Japan.
Job retention in Japan is second highest in the world - employees stay at an organization for an average of 12 years. The cultural reason behind it.
Life was hard, and short, as a samurai. In battle, at home, at their work desk, death was always right around the corner, even after Japan had entered a long period of peace. But their stoicism is to be loved.