Japanese Theatre and Comedy – Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life

An aspect of Japanese culture that you might not see often outside of Japan is that of theatre. In fact if you ask most people about Japanese theatre they might mention Noh theatre or Kabuki theatre, but it is unlikely they have actually seen a show. In truth the Japanese theatrical scene is very rich, […]

Setsubun Bean-Throwing Festival

「鬼は外!福は内!(Devils Out! Fortune In!)」 On the 3rd of February every year, you might hear these words around your friend’s or other people’s places in Japan. But what does it mean? Where does it come from? And who are the devils?? You might get a clue from the word “Setsubun” if you have heard it before. […]

Miho Fujita’s Kintsugi Workshop 22nd of February 2015.

Previously Japanstore.jp director Saneyuki Owada participated Miho Fujita’s Kintsugi workshop and now we happily have a chance to have her workshop by Japanstore.jp. “Miho’s Kintsugi (金継ぎ) workshop” Date: February 22nd Sunday Time: TBC (3hours for one workshop) Place: Hayama (Kanagawa prefecture) Price: 4,500 JPY Capacity: 5 people for one workshop What shall I bring?: Please […]

Coming of Age Day Japan

On the second Monday of January a special ceremony/festival takes place in Japan. Coming of Age Day (成人の日) celebrates everyone who turned 20 over the past year and who have now officially become adults. Ceremonies take place all over the country and everyone enjoys this celebration together. The importance of this day is connected to […]

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 2015!!!

Welcome to 2015! We hope everyone enjoyed their celebrations and we wish you all the best for 2015. Later in January we will return to our regular scheduled interviews and articles, we hope to continue bringing new and exciting people, crafts and more to you! Best Wishes, The Japanstore.jp Team

A Very Merry Fried Chicken Christmas

By Atsuka Fukaya You may have found the title of this article quite puzzling, which is no surprise. In how many countries would you find a combination of the words Christmas and fried chicken? ‘Surely, you mean turkey?’ is something you might be thinking. Well, I am afraid that I don’t mean that, because I […]

Overview of 2014 Life – Cool Japan!

This year we decided to create a new section which we entitled ‘Life,’ we saw this as an opportunity to go a little outside of Japanese crafts and culture and introduce exciting talent in many different creative fields. This experiment seems to have been a success, we have met lots of interesting people, and quite […]

Overview of 2014 Culture – The Best of Japan!

Over the past year we have introduced a lot of Japanese culture, but the truth is that there is still so much more to introduce, and even we are learning something new sometimes! We have really enjoyed working hard to show the best of Japan, and in 2015 we aim to continue doing this. So […]