Today’s purchase: 2 beauty products made in Japan

Today I was in an especially bad mood, so I decided to walk around aimlesly in order to calm down. Then I thought it's a nice opportunity to lift my mood by buing shoes. But as expected, the whole shoes area in the mall I visited was shut down for renovetion, cause my bad luck... Continue Reading →


Old-school school life

While cleaning up our lab for moving, we came across some black and white photos depicting rebellious japanese youth enjoying life. Here is what university life in Tokyo looked like 25 years ago.

Mountain house from Toyama Prefecture at open air folk museum (nihon minka-en, Tokyo)

Book Covers

We talk about using book covers in Japan. What is your opinion about book covers? Do you usually hide what you are reading? Do you often check out what others are reading and love them or hate them based solely on that choice?

The international festival organized by MIFA is an event that I look forward to every year. I guess, the most important reason is the food; embassies from around the world set-up booths selling traditional ornaments as well as homemade snacks based on traditional recipes. Scouting the booths of northern Africa countries is one of the... Continue Reading →

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