Day: February 27, 2023

A small kappa statue sits on top of water lilies. It is a legendary mythical creature.

Best Mythical Creatures of Japan: Water Edition

From yokai to feminine creatures, mythical creatures are colorful backdrops to common folklore. Here, we will take a closer look at mythical creatures that rule over the element of water.

A branch of the pink peach blossom on a tree./

Peach Blossom: The Best Japanese Flower

The peach blossom is one of the most beautiful flowers in Japan. It blooms in the late winter, and many confuse it with cherry blossoms. However, these flowers come in pink and white. They bloom all over Japan and are breathtaking.

A plate of takoyaki (octopus balls) on a delicious platter.

Takoyaki and the Best Osaka Street Food!

Osakans call their love of food “Kuidadore,” which means “eat until you drop.” With a phrase like that, it’s no wonder Osaka has some of Japan’s best and most iconic street food!

Two cups of amazake with pickled sakura inside.

Amazake: The Rich History of Sweet Rice Wine!

You might have seen this drink at a Japanese shrine, or temple, or even served at a festival, but what is amazake? Let’s explore the origins of this tasty drink and talk about its role in Japanese cooking!