The idea of "mottainai" is deeply ingrained in Japanese culture, and reflects the belief that resources should be valued and waste avoided. At Shotengai, we strive to uphold this ethos by promoting sustainable products and minimizing waste wherever possible.
Yakyu (baseball) is the most popular participatory and spectator sports sport in Japan. Almost every Japanese played yakyu at least once when they were a kid. The highest level of baseball in Japan is Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and the biggest baseball event is the National High School Baseball, aka. Summer Koshien.
In Japanese, Yokai is a broad and vague term that covers almost all monsters, supernatural beings, ghosts, gods, possessed spirits, urban legends, and other strange phenomena. If you have played Onmyoji, watched the anime Natsume Yojimbo, or watched the Jeep Force movie, you will not be unfamiliar with them.
Natsu Matsuri equals fireworks+breezes+lanterns, sweets+ drinks+games+A LOT OF FUN! Many people may misunderstand that Natsu Matsuri is a special Japanese festival. Actually, it is a collective term for all the festivals in summer. After reading this, you can have an idea of what to expect in these great events!
Pokemon Go, the game of 2016, created a global phenomenon. As a symbol of Japanese ACG culture, it is an amazing combination of Japanese anime and games. This passage will give a brief introduction to Japanese games, both video games and arcade games. If you are new to this, it's never too late to start!