Googling in Japanese + Face sheets

ΟΚ, so I was trying to find out something about the best invention !ever! – the “ice” face sheets, and typed only half of the query, namely “ice face”. AND THIS HAPPENED! Scaaaary! Cringe! Take it out of my sight! Here is the same phrase in English for comparison. Something went terribly wrong in Japan. Anyway, as for the original item in question – face sheets or ice paper sheets or deodorant sheets – it’s marvelous and you should definitely try it. The smell and substances give you a freshness feeling that last for around 10 minutes. Specifically, I feel … Continue reading Googling in Japanese + Face sheets

A day in the bank and the meaning of omotenashi

If you don’t know, Japanese language contains the unique term お持て成し (omotenashi), which means ‘hospitality; reception; treatment; service; entertainment​’ according to However, the word’s accurate meaning is combined with the traditional Japanese view towards hospitality, and how it is expressed … Continue reading A day in the bank and the meaning of omotenashi

Love Hotels

A love hotel in Shinjuku-sanchome A.k.a. Kabukicho, which literally means 'Theater block', but essentially is a pleasure district. Love hotels are the cheapest option to spend the night in the city center if you missed the last train. #lovehotel #Japan #tokyo #kabukicho A post shared by @ belleelene on Apr 12, 2018 at 7:39pm PDT Generally, love hotel rooms are twice the size of a usual hotel room in Japan. Intriguing decoration with a lot of animal patterns and pink hues should be expected. A wall picture is intentionally hanged with inclination, to express a sense of passion. Such hotels … Continue reading Love Hotels