Weebsmas Day 6: Demystifying the Origins of the Virgin Killing Sweater

On the 6th day of Weebsmas, we decided to do a culture-specific blog to talk about the, Doutei wo Korosu Sētā or you know, That Sweater (Rei no Sētā) Um. Ugh okay… The Virgin Killing Sweater. For those of you that are unaware of this internet phenomenon, the sweater is barely a sweater at all. … More Weebsmas Day 6: Demystifying the Origins of the Virgin Killing Sweater

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