Culture

The Difference Between Hiragana and Katakana

The Japanese AlphabetsUnlike many other languages you may wish to learn, Japanese is unique. It is also considered one of the hardest languages to learn.  While English is considered hard for non-English speakers, due to its unusual word formations and “silent letters”, Japanese is harder for another reason.  They have 3 Alphabets., Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. …

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What is a Geisha?

Everything You Need To Know About This Japanese Tradition There are many aspects of the Japanese culture that we have come to know and recognize. One of the most prominent traditions in Japan is the role of the Geisha. However, many Westerners do not quite understand what exactly is a Geisha and where the tradition comes …

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Omamori Charms – All You Need to Know About these Japanese Lucky Amulets

Omamori charms are deeply significant Japanese amulets or talismans. They are designed to protect you and bring luck into your life. They are hugely popular during exam season and around the time of New Year. The omamori charms originate from Shinto and Buddhist beliefs, the 2 major religions in Japan. It was suggested that the …

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