Discover Japanese Culture
Japanese Culture…One of the coolest aspects of traveling to Japan is discovering the many ways in which Japan’s traditional and modern cultures appear to mesh together seamlessly.
Daily life scenes like an ultra-modern high-rise building right next to an ancient temple, a group of young girls clad in colorful yukata summer kimono texting messages on a train as they head to a fireworks display, or a hard-core punk rocker speaking in the polite, formal “keigo” style of Japanese while being interviewed on TV somehow just seem to make sense in Japan.
In the EJG Japanese Culture section, you’ll find a wealth of information on Japanese culture and customs, as well as Japan’s unique holidays, festivals, fashions, events, and more!
Japan has many customs that are quite a departure from the way things are done in the West. Learn about Japan’s customs of eating, bathing, bowing, conducting business, weddings, funerals, and more. Learn More…
Japanese Etiquette, Manners, and Mannerisms
Japanese culture is well known for its emphasis on proper manners and etiquette. Impress your Japanese hosts with your knowledge and mastery (or at least well-appreciated attempt!) of proper Japanese etiquette and familiarity with Japanese mannerisms. Learn More…
Cool Japan Stuff
This section of our website is reserved simply for uniquely cool Japan stuff. If it’s cool, if it’s Japan or Japanese, and if it’s stuff, then you’ll find it right here! Learn More…
Facts About Japan
Learn some some basic fast facts of Japan, find links to more detailed facts about Japan, and even check out some amusing fun facts about Japan. Learn More…
Did you know that both Valentine’s Day and Christmas are celebrated in Japan, but with some unique Japanese twists?
Learn more about these and other traditional Japanese holidays…
Japanese Festivals and Events
From cherry blossoms in the spring, fireworks in the summer, and ice sculptures in the winter, there is a full calendar of Japanese festivals and eventsto be enjoyed year round.
Cherry Blossom Festivals
Sapporo Snow Festival
Hakata Gion Yamakas Festival
Chichibu Night Festival
Tokyo Auto Show
Tokyo Game Show
Japan Fashion Trends
Harajuku, kogyaru, gothic lolita, cosplay and hime. Stay on top of the ever-changing but always cutting-edge Japanese fashion trends.
Costume Play (Cosplay) Fashion
Japanese Pop Culture
Japanese traditional culture is kimono, kabuki, temples, and tea. Japanese pop culture is video games, anime, manga, gravure idols, and pop music. In recent years, the popularity of Japanese pop culturehas exploded worldwide. Find out what all of the hype is about!
Japanese Video Games
Japanese Pop Music
Check out Japan’s latest trendsin games, gadgets, TV shows, electronics, autos, foods, fashions, and more.
Japanese Food Trends
Japanese Fashion Trends
Keep checking back as we continue to update our Japanese Culture section with more and more great cultural info!