Archive

    1. japan

      Japonism: How Japan Shaped Modern Art An art history crash course revealing the Japanese influence on Western art movements.

      | Matthew Macewan
    2. reviews

      Hiroaki Sato's Legends of the Samurai If you're an English speaking samurai nerd, this book is made for you. The rest might need more motivation.

      | Rich
    3. japan

      Showa Shinzan Yukigassen Tournament: The World's Scariest Snowball Fight? And here you thought that snowball fights were fun and not painful.

      | Koichi
    4. japan

      Tanuki: The Canine Yokai with Gigantic Balls Not a badger, not a raccoon, and keep your eye on that teapot...

      | Linda Lombardi
    5. travel

      Tokyo's Pop-Up Toy and Candy Shops: Kashiya Yokochou Edoya Relive your childhood or, if you are a child, just live

      | Mami Suzuki
    6. interviews

      Interview with Ken Taya, aka Enfu, the Master of Japanamericana Enfu talks with us about video game creation, the psyche behind Japanese art, and his thoughts on Big Hero 6

      | Michael Richey
    7. travel

      Meguro Gajoen's Million Dollar Toilet Room When you want to know how Scrooge McDuck feels when he urinates. tags: meguro gajoen

      | Mami Suzuki
    8. japanese

      Why Quantity, Not Quality, Makes You Fluent In Japanese Sometimes you just have to let go to make progress.

      | Koichi
    9. travel

      Mori Otani Pottery Studio Rich with history and hands-on experiences.

      | Rich
    10. japan

      Surviving Japan's Medical System Going to the hospital is never easy. Now do it in a foreign country.

      | Verity Lane
    11. travel

      SUMO Wrestling at Ryogoku-Kokugikan Sumo wrestling at its finest. The most popular place to see sumo is also the best.

      | Mami Suzuki
    12. japan

      Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara: The Death of Yakuza Cinema Tofugu pays tributes to two titans of the Japanese film industry.

      | Rich
    13. japan

      Japanese Horror Fiction: Emotions Unearthed Playing your emotions like a skeleton plays his ribcage like a xylophone.

      | Rudy Barrett
    14. japan

      Japan’s Dependence on China’s Unsafe Food How to protect yourself from China's food safety meltdown.

      | Rich
    15. japan

      Michi No Eki: Japanese Stamp Rally in Hokkaido Gotta Stamp 'Em All!

      | Verity Lane
    16. japan

      Christians in Kyushu: A History How Jesus was introduced, accepted, and ousted from Japan

      | Adam Ledford
    17. japan

      Amezaiku: Japanese Candy Creatures Born from Sugar and Fire Fun to eat. Fun to watch getting made before you eat.

      | Linda Lombardi
    18. interviews

      Brian Ashcraft: A Scholar of Japanese Schoolgirls Studies And mom said you couldn't make a living studying schoolgirls

      | Koichi
    19. reviews

      Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential And here you thought that you knew everything there was to know about Japanese schoolgirls

      | Kristen Dexter
    20. japan

      An Exclusive Interview with the Seikan Tunnel Stations Made possible by imagination and viewers like you

      | Matthew Macewan
    21. reviews

      Showa: A History of Japan The Manga-ka and the Ratman Explain World War II

      | Linda Lombardi
    22. japan

      Wined, Dined, Brined, and Intestined: Acquiring a Taste for Japanese Delicacies Would you eat these if we... triple dog dared you?!

      | Verity Lane
    23. travel

      Owl Cafe: Fukuro no Mise Yet Another Japanese [Insert Animal Name Here] Cafe

      | Linda Lombardi
    24. japan

      Spiders in Japan: The Tiniest Kaiju The Natural Predators of Mothra

      | Adam Ledford
    25. reviews

      Influent: The Virtual Language Memory Palace Your own mini Japanese sandbox

      | Michael Richey
    26. japan

      Bushido: Way of Total Bullshit Everything Tom Cruise taught you about samurai is wrong

      | Rich
    27. travel

      Kanzanji - Yet Another Japanese Temple Founded By Kobo Daishi A Temple, A Hole, A Kannon, and a View

      | Koichi
    28. japan

      Beauty is in the Language of the Beholder Beautiful words for a beautiful time

      | Chelsea Bernard
    29. japan

      Atari, Hane, and Monkey Jumps How to Play Go

      | Nathaniel Edwards
    30. japan

      Megane Culture: Japan’s Love Affair with Glasses They reflect who you are on the inside and look super cute with that outfit.

      | Sanford
    31. japanese

      How to Use a Kanji Dictionary Someday you might use one!

      | Kristen Dexter
    32. japan

      Rascal’s Secret Plan: the Raccoon Invasion of Japan How one children's anime brought about the Araigumapocalypse.

      | Matthew Macewan
    33. reviews

      Japanese for Travelers The totally dispensable guide to Japan

      | Kristen Dexter
    34. japanese

      How to Find The Kanji Radical Finding the core of kanji

      | Kristen Dexter
    35. japan

      The Unwritten Rules Of Job-Hunting In Japan The nail that sticks out doesn't get the job

      | Mami Suzuki
    36. japan

      Invasion of the Species Beetles, vines, and seaweed! Oh my!

      | Adam Ledford
    37. reviews

      HiNative: The Review Can it answer "The Question?"

      | Koichi
    38. reviews

      Kawaii Box - The Tofugu Review The word "kawaii" can be very subjective

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. japan

      Halloween in Japan How Japan Made Halloween Their Own… Then Ruined It For Everybody

      | Mami Suzuki
    40. reviews

      A Dictionary of Japanese Grammar Just about the only time when a physical book will have more information than all of the internet, combined

      | Koichi
    41. travel

      Kuzukiri Lovers Only: Kuzukiri Yamaga Supposedly some really good kuzukiri, if your palate is refined enough

      | Mami Suzuki
    42. travel

      Hamanako Music Box Museum - A Somewhat Magical World Of Automatic Musical Instruments I guess if you really love music boxes...?

      | Koichi