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Japanese culture Archives | Motivist Japan

5Thu 2019

Celebrating Christmas in Japan

If you’re planning to spend Christmas in Japan expecting it to be festive and grandeur, think again. Christmas in Japan is not widely observed. You might see some Christmas trees and Christmas lights here and there in Tokyo but that’s

15Tue 2015

Origami and Architecture

Japanese culture is ever more present all over the world. One could cite Japanese cuisine (more Michelin starred restaurants in Japan than anywhere else in the world), mangas, martial arts, to name just a few. In Japan, origami are more

25Wed 2015

Activities at Japanese Language Schools

Foreign students always keep fond memories of their studies in Japan. One of the main reasons for that are the activities outside of the school premises. Japanese culture is so rich and so unique that all language schools include numerous activities in

24Sat 2015

Relax thanks to Shinrin-Yoku

Japanese people worship Nature – as you likely know, it is part of the Shinto religion. Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴) literally means “Forest Bathing” – and of course, bathing, onsen, ofuro are also very important in Japanese culture. “Forest bathing” is a