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Golden Week

Golden Week is a collection of 4 national holidays that all fall within a week of each other in Japan. Some companies are closed down completely during this time to allow their employees to take a long vacation. Others require their workers to take paid time off, but even then, these workers can take a …

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Easter in Japan and How to Celebrate Yours with a Japanese Twist

To many living in the western world, Easter can be one of the more important holidays of the year. With the majority of the country practicing Shintoism and Buddhism, and a minority being Christian, Easter isn’t celebrated with as much fanfare in Japan as it is elsewhere. However, as Japan becomes more welcome of western …

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Temakizushi: The Easy Japanese Hand Roll You Can Make at Home in 5 Easy Steps!

Have you heard of temaki sushi, or temakizushi? When most of us eat sushi, we think of California rolls, or nigiri sushi, which are slices of fish pressed onto a small bit of rice. Temakizushi on the other hand, looks completely different compared to your typical sushi, but are in fact so simple that you …

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