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Japanese Culture Festivals: More Reasons to Visit Japan

Japanese Culture Festivals: More Reasons to Visit Japan

Astonishing natural vistas, modern cities, and impressively disciplined and friendly locals are just a few of the many reasons to visit Japan. Whatever your reason, Japan is a country that undeniably has something to offer. And if you want to experience deep-rooted traditions firsthand, there’s no better way than to plan a vacation around Japanese culture festivals. Like […]

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Japanese Folklore Creatures: Nine Popular Characters Explained

Japanese Folklore Creatures: Nine Popular Characters Explained

Japanese classic tales are one of the most imaginative, fascinating, and sometimes terrifying stories you’ll ever hear. Compared to Western tales, expect to encounter Japanese folklore creatures that are way beyond your imagination. Some of them will even haunt you in your dreams! Surely, you’ve seen yokai and ghouls from dark fantasy manga series or anime. But if you’re thirsty […]

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Japanese Folklore Stories: 10 Classic Stories To Help You Know Japan More

Japanese Folklore Stories: 10 Classic Stories To Help You Know Japan More

Whether you’re taking a vacation in Japan or simply curious about the country’s history and culture, you’ll surely have a great time reading Japanese folklore stories. These folktales are well-cherished in Japan and admired in other countries, particularly in the Western region. From ghosts and goblins to celestial goddesses, animal spirits, dragon kings, and spirits of the […]

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Dragons in Japanese Culture: A Brief Understanding of Japanese Mythology and Japanese Dragons

Dragons in Japanese Culture: A Brief Understanding of Japanese Mythology and Japanese Dragons

Demons, spirits, and ghosts are some of the most popular creatures that are quite often associated with Japanese mythology but they are far from being the only being present. An entity that is lesser known is the Japanese dragon known to live in water and shapeshifts into a man, if not a beautiful woman. While dragons may […]

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