Every spring, as Japan comes alive with the arrival of the cherry blossom (sakura) across the archipelago, the cherry blossom viewing parties (hanami) rapidly take over all the parks and an ancillary ...
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Spring has arrived in Tokyo, bringing with it sunny and warm days, blustery winds and their accompanying first bouts of pollen allergies, and a wealth of spring-related foods and other products. This ...
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The spring in Japan means many things: the start of the new fiscal and academic year as well as the arrival of the cherry blossom season. The sakura blooms, transforming parks and other areas into ...
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After dazzling Tokyo with his Running Christmas Tree last year, everyone's favorite gadget-creating foreigner is back with another inventive, gaudy device. Joseph Tame's latest project is ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
In about a month Japan's is going to be pink: cherry blossom pink. The sakura season -- in particular, cherry blossom viewing and picnics -- is such a cultural phenomenon that that almost every ...
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The cherry blossom season always brings a gazillion sakura-themed products and campaigns. It's easy to get tired of this, and yet every year still manages to bring a surprise. We've already heard ...
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Today is Setsubun, which marks the start of spring in the old lunar calendar. If you are unfortunate enough to step outside, you may be forgiven for thinking it's still winter. That would because ...
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This article by Frances Maeda first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. At last -- hanami season is here! Grab your camera, pack a picnic and prepare for your anime moment under the falling petals. We’ve ...
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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
Spring always brings a flurry of sakura (cherry blossom)-themed products, from sweets to stamps, phone apps and more. But we never imagined there would be a pink cheeseburger any time soon! As ...
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This article by Frances Maeda first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. [caption id="attachment_3859" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image by dat’, used under a Creative Commons ...
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We all love cherry blossoms. It’s around this time of the year when “Did you go to hanami? (cherry blossom viewing)” becomes another way of asking people how they are doing recently. Hanami ...
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