Day 2 of Niji Nights: Demystifying Marriage and Same-Sex unions in Japan

Getting married in Japan seems hard … More Day 2 of Niji Nights: Demystifying Marriage and Same-Sex unions in Japan

Demystifying golden week- What is Golden week again?

Heyo! It’s golden week! What is golden week? So glad you asked! Golden week also known as Ogon Shukan is a special streak of 4 holidays that is celebrated in Japan. Showa Day (Showa no hi) which happens on April 29, Constitution Memorial Day ( Kempo Kinenbi) which happens a few days later on May 3, Greenery … More Demystifying golden week- What is Golden week again?

The buttons mean something! Demystifying a Japanese graduation tradition

This is yet another confession trope but funnily enough there is a meaning to every button on a boys uniform. Let me rewind a little for those who have no idea what I’m talking about. So it’s a graduation tradition for boys to give their second button away to the one they love, consider it … More The buttons mean something! Demystifying a Japanese graduation tradition

Animerica- Japan vs America and what it means to be in the middle

Hey all! I, Star, thought I’d bring a little of my background into this blog post. Being from Hawaii growing up heavily mixed, and raised by my first-generation Japanese Grandparents I have some experience with what it means to be so far from the homeland yet growing up with that culture ingrained in my upbringing. … More Animerica- Japan vs America and what it means to be in the middle

Day 4 of Hotsui Matsuri: What is Obon- Demystifying Japanese culture

Heyo~ Welcome to the 4th day of Hotsui Matsuri! What better way to start off Obon then to explain what it is, amirite? What is Obon? Obon is a celebration of life of ancestors that has passed on. Similar to the Mexican, Day of the Dead holiday. The belief is that during this time of … More Day 4 of Hotsui Matsuri: What is Obon- Demystifying Japanese culture

Day 4 of Niji Nights: Yuri vs. GirlsLove- Another Definition

Hey everyone! Welcome to yet another day of Niji Nights! We’ll be explaining the difference between Yuri and GirlsLove. Much like the Yaoi vs. BoysLove post I will compare what other people have said on Urban Dictionary and what I know Yuri and GirlsLove to be. Yuri Is based on same-sex relationships that are more … More Day 4 of Niji Nights: Yuri vs. GirlsLove- Another Definition