100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei era) In 2009, in celebration of its 135th anniversary, the Yomiuri Shimbun formed a selection committee and, together with its readers, selected the 100 Landscapes of Heisei.
100 Soundscapes of Japan In 1996, as part of its efforts to combat noise pollution and to protect and promote the environment, the Ministry of the Environment designated the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.
Aburatorigami Aburatorigami is a traditional Japanese facial oil blotting paper.
Aesthetic salon (Japan) Japanese aesthetic salons (or esute salons) are popular establishments in Japan where men and women go to receive a great variety of mostly non-surgical beauty treatments, including hair removal...
Agura Agura is the Japanese term for the position normally referred to as sitting cross-legged in English.
Ainoco Ainoco is the term used in Japan to describe the mestizo son of marriages between Japanese and other peoples.
Akanbe Akanbe, also spelt Akkanbee, is a Japanese facial gesture.
Akisutozeneko Akisutozeneko, (あきすとぜねこの or アキストゼネコ in Japanese) is a love fortune telling used mainly by girls in the Showa period.
Amezaiku Amezaiku is Japanese candy craft artistry.
Anti-Chinese sentiment in Japan Anti-Chinese sentiment in Japan has been present since as early as the Tokugawa period, and continues today as the Japanese warily watch "China's peaceful rise".
Ashiyu An ashiyu' is a Japanese public bath where people can bathe their feet.
Asuka-Fujiwara Asuka-Fujiwara: Archaeological sites of Japan’s Ancient Capitals and Related Properties is a cluster of archaeological sites from in and around the late sixth- to early eighth-century capitals o...
Bachiru Bachiru is the Japanese art technique of engraving dyed ivory.
Big in Japan (phrase) Big in Japan is an expression historically used to describe western based musical groups who achieve success in Japan but not necessarily in other parts of the world.
Binchōtan Binchō-tan or white charcoal or binchō-zumi (備長炭) is a traditional charcoal of Japan.
Bishōnen Bishōnen is a Japanese term literally meaning "beautiful youth (boy)".
Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga, commonly shortened to Chōjū-giga is a famous set of four picture scrolls, or emakimono, belonging to Kōzan-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan.
Chōnin Chōnin was a social class that emerged in Japan during the early years of the Tokugawa period.
Chōnindō Chōnindō (町人道) emerged as a way of life of the townspeople (Chōnin) during the Edo period of Japanese history.
Class S (genre) Class S, or "S kankei", abbreviated either as S or Esu, is an early twentieth century Japanese wasei-eigo term specifically used to refer to strong emotional bonds between schoolgirls, a...
Comics Salon Comics Salón is an international festival of Japanese culture, manga, anime, comics, games, sci-fi, fantasy and horror.
Cool Japan The concept of Cool Japan, along with that of "Gross National Cool," was coined in 2002 as an expression of Japan's emergent status as a cultural superpower.
Cosplay restaurant Cosplay restaurants, are theme restaurants and pubs that originated in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, around the year 1999.
Couple costume Couple costume and Couple look are Chinglish and Konglish terms, respectively, for the practice of a couple wearing the same hat, T-shirt, or other clothing in public to signal their relat...
Courtesy name A Chinese style name, sometimes also known as a courtesy name (zì), is a given name to be used later in life.
Cultural Landscapes of Japan Landscapes which have evolved together with the way of life and geocultural features of a region, and which are indispensable for understanding the lifestyle of the Japanese people, are recognized by ...
Cultural News The Cultural News is a Los Angeles-based English language publication about traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Cultural Properties of Japan As administered by the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Properties of Japan include tangible properties (structures and works of art or craft); intangible properti...
Culture of Japan The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric Jōmon period, to its contemporary hybrid culture, which combines influences from Asia, Europe, and North America.
Eight Views The Eight Views (in or Japanese: 八景, pronounced "Hakkei"; and Korean: 팔경) are the most beautiful or otherwise significant scenes of a certain area, a term often used in China, Japan and Korea.
Eight Views of Omi The Eight Views of Omi (in Japanese: 近江八景 or Omi Hakkei) are the most scenic views of Omi Province, the present-day Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Eight Views of Ōmi The Eight Views of Ōmi (in Japanese: 近江八景 or Ōmi Hakkei) are the most scenic views of Ōmi Province, the present-day Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Elite Banana Elite Banana is a Japanese banana icon with anthropomorphic facial features published by the Banpresto gaming company.
Emakimono Emakimono, often simply called emaki, is a horizontal, illustrated narrative form created during the 11th to 16th centuries in Japan.
Erikae Erikae is a ceremony where a maiko (an apprentice geisha) becomes a geisha and begins to wear the white collar of a geisha instead of the red worn by apprentices.
Etiquette in Japan The code of etiquette in Japan governs the expectations of social behavior in the country and is considered very important.
Exchange diary An Exchange diary is a notebook shared between friends, who take it in turns to write in their thoughts or other comments.
Five Modern Noh Plays Five Modern Nō Plays is a collection of plays written by Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.
Forest bathing In Japan, a forest bathing trip, called Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese, Sanlimyok in Korean, is a short, leisurely visit to a forest and is regarded as being similar to natural aromatherapy.
Franponais Franponais (a portmanteau of French and Japanese, using the French forms français and japonais), is the misuse of French words or phrases in Japan.
Fukagawa Matsuri Fukagawa Matsuri or the Fukagawa Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals of Tokyo, along with the Kanda Matsuri and Sannō Matsuri.
Fukinuki yatai Fukinuki yatai describes a feature of Japanese Art particularly associated with e-maki painted scrolls, famously for example, yamato-e.
Fukubukuro Fukubukuro is a Japanese New Year custom in which merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount, usually 50% or more off the list pric...
Fukusa Fukusa can also refer to several types of silk cloths used in Japanese tea ceremony.
Furoshiki Furoshiki (風呂敷) are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods.
Gaman (term) Gaman is a Japanese term of Zen Buddhist origin which means "enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity".
Ganbaru Ganbaru, also romanized as gambaru, is a ubiquitous Japanese word which roughly means to slog on tenaciously through tough times.
Geisha Geisha, geiko or geigi are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance an...
Genkō yōshi Genkō yōshi is used for vertical writing (although by turning the page sideways it can be used for horizontal writing too), and is most commonly printed in lines of twenty squares, with ten ...
Genroku bunka Genroku bunka or Genroku culture is the culture of the early Edo period, especially the Genroku era.
Good Luck Flag The Good Luck Flag, known as in the Japanese language, was a traditional gift for Japanese servicemen deployed during the military campaigns of the Empire of Japan, though most notably during W...
Gotai Gotai is a Japanese cultural practice regarding the intactness of the body, both in life and death, and has its roots in Confucianism.
Gōgen Yamaguchi Jitsumi Gōgen Yamaguchi (山口剛玄, Yamaguchi Gōgen; b.20 January 1909 d.20 May 1989.
Hadaka Matsuri A Hadaka Matsuri is a type of Japanese festival, or matsuri, in which participants wear a minimum amount of clothing; usually just a Japanese loincloth (called fundoshi), sometimes w...
Hafu The word hafu is used in Japanese to refer to somebody who is biracial, i.e. ethnically half Japanese.
Hakata ningyō Hakata ningyō are traditional Japanese clay dolls, originally from the city of Fukuoka, part of which was previously named Hakata before the city merger in 1889.
Hanakotoba The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowi...
Hanamachi Hanamachi is a Japanese courtesan and geisha district.
Hansei Hansei is a central idea in Japanese culture.
Hanshinkan Modernism Hanshinkan Modernism identifies the modernist arts, culture, and lifestyle that developed from the region of Japan centered primarily on Hanshinkan, the ideally terrained area between the Rokkō ...
Haragei Haragei also functions as a method of leadership, replacing direct orders to subordinates with subtle, non-verbal signals.
Hari-Kuyo Hari-Kuyo is the Japanese Buddhist and Shinto Festival of Broken Needles, celebrated on February 8 in the Kanto region, but on December 8 in the Kyoto and Kansai regions.
Hataki A hataki is a type of household cleaning tool, originating in Japan.
Hatsuyume Hatsuyume (初夢) is the Japanese word for the first dream had in the new year.
Herbivore men Herbivore men or grasseaters are a social phenomenon in Japan of men who shun marriage or gaining a girlfriend.
Higashiyama period The Higashiyama Period (東山時代) also known as the period of "Higashiyama Culture" or Higashiyama Bunka, is a segment of Japanese culture originated and promoted in the 15th century by Shogun...
Hikime kagibana Ikime kagabana describes a feature of illustration continuing in the repertoire of Japanese Art from the Heian period through the Kamakura period, most notably in yamato-e e-maki.
Hinomaru yosegaki A Hinomaru yosegaki(Good Luck Flag) is a Japanese traditional flag that was given to a soldier and was tradition for friends and family to sign it with wishes of good fortune.
Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land is a grouping of five sites from late eleventh- and twelfth-century Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Hitobashari Hitobashira (人柱 human pillar), practiced formerly in Japan, is a human sacrifice, buried alive under or near large-scale buildings like dams, bridges, and castles, as a prayer to the gods so tha...
Hitobashira Hitobashira (人柱 human pillar), practiced formerly in Japan, is a human sacrifice, buried alive under or near large-scale buildings like dams, bridges, and castles, as a prayer to the gods so tha...
Hokkaido Pony The Hokkaido pony, generally called Dosanko as a term of endearment, is an old but rare breed of pony native to Japan.
Hokkaido pony The Hokkaido pony, generally called Dosanko (道産子) as a term of endearment, is an old but rare breed of pony native to Japan.
Hokuetsu Seppu Hokuetsu Seppu (北越雪譜 "Snow stories of North Etsu Province"; translation: Snow Country Tales: Life in the other Japan by Jeffrey Hunter with Rose Lesser, Weatherhill, 1986) is a late Edo-...
Honne and tatemae Honne and tatemae are Japanese words that describe the contrast between a person's and.
Hāfu The word hafu/haafu is used in Japanese to refer to somebody who is biracial, i.e., ethnically half Japanese.
Hōnen Matsuri Hōnen Matsuri is a fertility festival celebrated every year on March 15 in Japan.
Ichiriki Chaya Ichiriki Chaya is over 300 years old, and has been a major centerpiece of Gion since the beginning of the entertainment district.
Ichiriki Ochaya The Ichiriki Ochaya (translated Ichiriki Teahouse) is one of the most famous and historic Ochaya in Kyoto, Japan (note that Ochaya are distinct from Chashitsu).
Ikabana Ikabana is the ancient Japanese art of squid arrangement.
Ikagami Ikigami is the ancient apaneune art of squid folding.
Iki-ningyō Iki-ningyō (生人形) were a type of ningyō, Japanese traditional dolls.
Ikigai Ikigai is a Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being".
Important Cultural Properties of Japan Important Cultural Properties of Japan are items officially already classified as Tangible Cultural Properties of Japan by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and judged to be of particular...
Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan Intangible Cultural Properties, as defined by the Japanese government's Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties, are Cultural Properties of high historical or artistic value such as drama,...
Ishidori Matsuri Ishidori Matsuri (石取祭) can be literally translated from Japanese as "stone bringing festival."
Ishikozume Ishikozume (Japanese 石子詰め) was a ritual execution performed in ancient Japan by the Yamabushi - practitioners of Shugendō.
Izakaya An izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks.
J-Popcon J-Popcon is the oldest and largest convention in Denmark with focus on anime, manga, cosplay and other aspects of the Japanese popular culture.
Japan (Epcot) The Japan Pavilion is part of the World Showcase within Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Japan Day in Düsseldorf Japan Day (German: Japan-Tag) is a German-Japanese festival celebrated every year in May/June in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Japan Expo Japan Expo is a convention on Japanese popular culture - the largest of its kind in Europe - taking place in Paris, France, although it has branched out into a partnership festival Kultima and e...
Japan Foundation The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 by an Act of the Japanese Diet as a special legal entity to undertake international dissemination of Japanese culture, and became an independent admi...
Japan's non-nuclear weapons policy Japan's non-nuclear weapons policy is a policy popularly articulated as the Three Non-Nuclear Principles of non-possession, non-production, and non-introduction of nuclear weapons imposed by the...
Japan-British Society The Japan–British Society (or ) was founded in 1908 "to encourage the study of things British and to promote cordial relations between the peoples of Great Britain and Japan."
Japanese adult adoption Japanese adult adoption is the practice in Japan of legally and socially accepting a nonconsanguineal adult into an offspring role of a family.
Japanese Aesthetic Salons Japanese Aesthetic Salons (or esute salons) are popular establishments in Japan where men and women go to receive a great variety of mostly non-surgical beauty treatments, including hair removal...
Japanese aesthetics The modern study of Japanese aesthetics in the Western sense only started a little over two hundred years ago.
Japanese art Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, ukiyo-e woodblock prints, kirie, kirigami, origami...
Japanese Bug Fights Japanese Bug Fights refers to a more than 58-part video series featuring various kinds of insects, arachnids, and other terrifying creatures battling to the death in a little plastic arena.
Japanese calendar Japanese calendar types have included a range of official and unofficial systems.
Japanese calligraphy Japanese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language.
Japanese mobile phone culture This pervasiveness and the particularities of their usage lead to the development of a mobile phone culture, or "keitai culture."
Japanese philosophy Japanese Philosophy has historically been a fusion of both indigenous Shinto and the continental religions, such as Buddhism and Confucianism.
Japanese popular culture Japanese popular culture not only reflects the attitudes and concerns of the present but also provides a link to the past.
Japanese pottery and porcelain Japanese pottery and porcelain (陶磁器, Jp. tojiki; also 焼きもの, Jp. yakimono; 陶芸, Jp. tōgei), one of the country's oldest art forms, dates back to the Neolithic period.
Japanese puzzle In the English language, the expression "Japanese puzzle" usually refers to logic puzzles, which (at least in the past) have been more popular in Japan than in the West, where word games dominate.
Japanese superstitions Japanese superstitions are rooted in the culture and history of Japan and the Japanese people.
Japanese urban legends Japanese urban legends are enduring modern folktales of paranormal creatures and their attacks on innocent victims or non-supernatural, widespread rumours in popular culture.
Japanese Village, Knightsbridge The Japanese Village in Knightsbridge, London, was a late Victorian era exhibition of Japanese culture located in Humphreys' Hall, which took place from January 1885 until June 1887.
Kamishibai Kamishibai (紙芝居), literally "paper drama", is a form of storytelling that originated in Japanese Buddhist temples in the 12th century, where monks used emakimono (picture scrolls) to convey stories with moral lessons to a mostly illiterate audience.
Kamiza Kamiza is the Japanese language term referring to the "top seat" within a room, meaning the place of honor; the term also applies to the best seats in air-planes, trains, and cars.
Kanda Matsuri Kanda Matsuri or the Kanda Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals of Tokyo, along with the Fukagawa Matsuri and Sannō Matsuri.
Kanji of the year The kanji of the year is a Japanese character chosen by the through a national ballot in Japan, starting in 1995.
Kanpu masatsu Kanpu masatsu (乾布摩擦, literally dry towel friction), is a Japanese custom where one rubs a dry towel along the body to create warmth and friction, particularly in cold weather, to promote goo...
Kokka taikan Kokka taikanã(ja: 国歌大観、こっかたいかん) is a compilation encyclopedia of Japanese waka poetry early and modern, also serving as the de facto academic indexing system for poetry about which little ...
Kokology Kokology is the study of kokoro (Japanese: 心) which in the aforementioned language means "mind" or "spirit".
Kominkan A kominkan, or citizen's public hall, is a kind of Japanese cultural center.
Konpa Konpa are a type of Japanese drinking gathering held by university students in a casual drinking establishment called an izakaya, and are more relaxed than the traditional nomikai.
Maid cafe Maid cafés (メイドカフェ Meido kafe) are a subcategory of cosplay restaurants found predominantly in Japan.
Maid café Maid cafés (メイドカフェ Meido kafe) are a subcategory of cosplay restaurants found predominantly in Japan.
Manga Manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
Manggha Manggha (full name: manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, until 2007: manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology) is a division of Poland's main branch of National Museum in Kraków.
Mario Mario is a fictional character in the Mario video game franchise by Nintendo, created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.
Masu (Japanese) A masu was originally a square wooden box used to measure rice in Japan during the feudal period.
Masu (measurement) A masu was originally a square wooden box used to measure rice in Japan during the feudal period.
Matoi A Matoi is an object used in Edo period Japan by to notify people of a fire nearby or within a building.
Mechanical Engineering Heritage (Japan) The Mechanical Engineering Heritage (Japan) is a list of sites, landmarks, machines, and documents that made significant contributions to the development of mechanical engineering in Japan.
Monogatari Monogatari is a literary form in traditional Japanese literature, an extended prose narrative tale comparable to the epic.
Monuments of Japan Monuments is a collective term used by the Japanese government's Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties to denote Cultural Properties of Japan as historic locations such as shell mounds, ...
Nafudakake Nafudakake is a group of nametags in dojo of Japanese martial arts and other arts in Japan showing the members of the dojo, and sometimes their ranks.
Namahage Namahage in traditional Japanese folklore is a demonlike being, portrayed by men wearing oversized ogre masks and traditional straw capes during a New Year's ritual of the Oga Peninsula area of ...
Nankin Tamasudare Nankin tamasudare is a kind of traditional Japanese street performance.
National Treasures of Japan National Treasures (国宝: kokuhō) are the most precious of Japan's Tangible Cultural Properties, as determined and designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (a subsidiary of the Ministry ...
New England Anime Society The New England Anime Society, Inc. is a Massachusetts-based 501 non-profit organization dedicated to furthering American understanding of Japanese language and culture through written and visua...
Newspaper holiday (Japan) A newspaper holiday or press holiday is a monthly holiday in Japan for newspaper delivery companies and newspapers.
NHK Tokyo Children's Choir NHK Tokyo Children's Choir (NHK東京児童合唱団, pronounced "NHK Jido Gassho Dan"), or NHK Tokyo Children's Chorus, is the children's choir attached to the Tokyo Broadcasting Station (JOAK) of the NHK - ...
Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai The Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai or Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords is an agency of the Japanese government whose remit is the registration and preservation of ...
Nihongami Nihongami is one of many traditional Japanese hairstyles, dating to the Edo period, today most often seen on maiko.
Nippon Music Foundation The Nippon Music Foundation (NMF) is an organisation under the supervision of the Arts and Culture Promotion Division, Agency for Cultural Affairs a special body of the Japanese Ministry o...
Nomikai A nomikai (飲み会, plural: nomikai) is a drinking party phenomenon particular to Japanese culture.
Noren Noren (暖簾) are traditional Japanese fabric dividers, hung between rooms, on walls, in doorways, or in windows.
Norio Yamanaka Norio Yamanaka is a Japanese teacher of kitsuke, "art of wearing kimono", an advocator of every-day use of kimono and the founder and chairman of the Sōdō Kimono Academy, the first kimono-we...
Oil-paper umbrella Oil-paper umbrella (油紙傘) is a type of paper umbrella that originated from China.
Princess sickness Princess sickness (or princess syndrome, Chinese:公主病) is used to describe spoiled females, especially teenagers, with symptoms like being self centered, self-indulgent and eager to be prin...
Qingtan Qīngtán was a movement related to Taoism that developed during the Wei-Jin (魏晉) period and continued on through the Southern and Northern dynasties.
Radio calisthenics Radio calisthenics refers to warm-up calisthenics popular in Japan, which are broadcast to music on public NHK radio early in the morning.
Raigō A raigō is an appearance of Amida Buddha on a purple cloud at the time of one's death.
Randoseru A randoseru is a firm-sided backpack made of stitched firm leather or leather-like synthetic material, most commonly used in Japan by elementary schoolchildren.
Rastamouse Rastamouse is a British animated stop motion children's TV series created by Genevieve Webster and Michael De Souza and produced by Three Stones Media/The Rastamouse Company for CBeebies.
Rein Raud Rein Raud is an Estonian scholar and author.
Reki-jo Reki-jo are Japanese female history buffs, who may also use the speech and mannerisms of pre-industrial Japan in their social gatherings.
Ribbons of shame Ribbons of shame usually refers to a Japanese management practice of giving ribbons with criticisms to those employees who fail to meet the expectations of the management.
Roadside Station A Roadside Station is a government-designated rest area found along roads and highways in Japan.
Rokkaku dako The Rokkaku dako (六角凧) is a traditional six-sided Japanese fighter kite.
Ryūjo Hori Ryūjo Hori (born Matsue Yamada) was a Japanese dollmaker of traditional dolls.
Sachi In Hinduism, Shachi is the goddess of wrath and jealousy, and a daughter of Puloman, an Asura who was killed by Indrani's future husband, Indra.
Sanja Matsuri Sanja Matsuri, or Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo.
Sannō Matsuri Sannō Matsuri or the Sannō Festival, is a major Shinto festival in Tokyo, along with the Fukagawa Matsuri and Kanda Matsuri.
Sarubobo A sarubobo is a Japanese amulet, particularly associated with the town of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture.
Seiza Seiza (正座, literally "proper sitting") is the Japanese term for one of the traditional formal ways of sitting in Japan.
Senjafuda Senjafuda (千社札, literally "thousand shrine tags") are stickers or scraps of paper posted on the gates of shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan.
Sentō Sentō is a type of Japanese communal bath house where customers pay for entrance.
Seppuku Seppuku is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment.
Sexuality in Japan Sexuality in Japan has developed separately from mainland Asia, as Japan did not adopt the Confucian view of marriage.
Shame society In cultural anthropology, a shame culture, also called honour-shame culture or shame society, is the concept that, in a given society, the primary device for gaining control over chi...
Shimagaijin A Shimagaijin (島外人) is a person who is not of Ryukyuan descent but lives in Okinawa Japan because he/she prefers to.
Shōkansai Iizuka Iizuka Shōkansai (1919 - 2004) was a Japanese artist specialising in bamboo sculpture.
Shūgi-bukuro A shūgi-bukuro is a special envelope in which money is given as a gift at weddings in Japan.
Shūshin koyō Shūshin koyō is the term for permanent employment in Japan.
Simultaneous Recruiting of New Graduates Simultaneous Recruiting of New Graduates or Periodic Recruiting of New Graduates is the custom that companies hire new graduates all at once and employ them; this custom is unique to Japan...
Simultaneous recruiting of new graduates Simultaneous recruiting of new graduates or periodic recruiting of new graduates is the custom that companies hire new graduates all at once and employ them; this custom is unique to Japan...
Sky lantern A sky lantern, also known as Kongming lantern or Chinese lantern, is a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended.
Smoking in Japan Smoking in Japan, though relatively less restricted by law than in many other nations, has significantly changed in recent years.
Suicide in Japan Suicide in Japan has become a significant national social-issue.
Tado Festival The Tado Festival is a Japanese festival that takes place every year during Japan's Golden Week on May 4 and 5 at Tado Shrine in the city of Kuwana, Mie Prefecture.
Taikomochi The taikomochi (太鼓持) or hōkan (幇間), were the original male geisha of Japan.
Tangible Cultural Properties of Japan Tangible Cultural Properties as defined by the Japanese government's Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties are Cultural Properties of high historical or artistic value such as structure...
Tejime Tejime, also called teuchi, is a Japanese custom of ceremonial rhythmic hand clapping, typically accompanied by enthusiastic exclamation by the participants, performed at the end of a spec...
Tenugui A Tenugui (手拭い) is a thin Japanese hand towel made of cotton.
The Hollow Doll The Hollow Doll is a 1990 book written by William Bohnaker and published by Ballantine Books.
Yakudoshi Yakudoshi（厄年） is a set of believed "unlucky" ages in Japan.
Yamabushi Their origins can be traced back to the solitary Yama-bito（山人, Yamaōshi, and some hijiri (聖) of the eighth and ninth centuries.
Yamajijii Yamajijii (山爺) or Yamachichi (山父) (or, depending on area, "yamanjii") is a type of yōkai told about in Japan.
Yamato nadeshiko Yamato nadeshiko is a Japanese term meaning the "personification of an idealized Japanese woman", or "the epitome of pure, feminine beauty".
Yamato-damashii Yamato-Damashii is term in the Japanese language meant to refer the spiritual and cultural values and characteristics of the Japanese people.
Yukata A yukata is a Japanese garment, a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, and unlined. Yukata are worn by both men and women. Like other forms of traditional Japanese clothing, yukata are made with straight seams and wide sleeves.
Zero Style Mint Zero Style Mint (Katakana: ゼロ・スタイル・ミント) is a brand of smokeless cigarette produced by Japan Tobacco.
Zettai ryōiki Zettai ryōiki refers to the area of bare skin in the gap between overknee socks and a miniskirt (or shorts).