- What does “Omiyage” mean in Japanese?
What does “Omiyage” mean in Japanese?
In your country, do you buy local products as souvenirs when you travel? In Japan, there is a cultur...
What’s the meaning of nengajo? – Japan’s historic New Year’s card
The end of the year is finally upon us! Actually, in Japan, there are “things to do” at ...
What does “Shibui(渋い)” mean in Japanese?
Hi, I’m AKI. The other day, a foreign friend of mine asked me, “What does the Jap...
Japanese Food Culture “Ehomaki” There are rules on how to eat it!
Hello, this is AKI! This time, I would like to introduce you to a slightly interesting Japanese food...
What dreams are considered good to see on New Year’s Day in Japan?
In Japan, there is a custom of divining one’s fortune for the year by the first dream one has ...
How do you say “Happy New Year” in Japanese?
Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you for reading the Kodawari Times. I really enjoy chatting w...
Do you know the Japanese word “Kodawari”?
The Japanese word “Kodawari,” which is also the title of the site, translates to “...
“Maido” and “Ookini”? What is the unique greeting used in Osaka, Japan?
Hello everyone! I introduced the Japanese greeting in my last column, but actually, in my part of th...