Tag Archives: Japanese culture

I was invited to Cornfries Podcast to talk about life in Japan as a foreigner, give some travel tips and play “true or false” about the country. Now we all just want to go to Rabbit Island. But the episode is out, so give it a listen. It was a fun yet pretty informative conversation.

You’ve probably already listened to Yokai Explained episodes of Japan Explained and wondering what do I have to add on the topic. What about personal experiences? This time I joined JJ from Southern Demonology Podcast to talk about yokai and spooky things that happened to us in Japan. It’s a perfect Halloween episode and I hope you enjoy it!

We all love something cooling during the summer heat. And what can be more refreshing than a spooky story that makes you shiver? But sorry, I can’t handle scary stories. They are, well, scary. Japanese people, on the other hand, are really good at making and retelling them. So this time let me introduce you to the Japanese monsters –…

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In the very first episode of Japan Explained, I will address the biggest misconception about Japanese culture. You guessed it right, Geisha. When I see or hear anything about geisha in Japan it usually falls into two categories: sweet fairytales about the treasuries of traditional culture or not so sweet tales about high-class prostitutes. So who are geishas? Short answer:…

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