Celebrating Respect for the Aged Day

Celebrating Respect for the Aged Day

Respect for the Aged Day (Keiro-no-Hi) is a treasured national holiday in Japan. A day to give respect and honour to Japan’s elderly population, it is always held on the third Monday of September – the 20th of September this year. Respect for the Aged Day has been an official national holiday since 1966, and the purpose of …

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Cherry Blossom Meanings in Japan

Japan holds a great cultural resonance for cherry blossoms’ meaning, woven throughout its history. Because of the significance of cherry blossoms in Japan, they are considered the country’s national flower. Visitors travel far and wide to witness the blooming cherry blossoms, and we consider seeing cherry blossoms in Japan as one of the main reasons …

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Japanese Golden Week

What is Golden Week in Japan?

Golden Week is the name given to the period of time from the end of April and beginning of May, consisting of four national holidays in close succession. This is one of Japan’s biggest holidays, meaning that tourist destinations, accommodation, and travel become very busy and booked up. For many people, Golden Week in Japan …

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The Best Places to Eat in Oita and Yokohama While Visiting for the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup is in full swing, and if you’re lucky enough to be in Japan to watch the games, you may well be keen to enjoy local culture – in particular, the food. If you were hoping to see a bar guide, fear not. We’ve got your Japanese beverage needs covered in our previous blog post, so …

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The Best Japanese Bars in Yokohama and Tokyo Ahead of the Rugby World Cup

If you’re travelling to Japan for the Rugby World Cup, you’ve chosen an excellent time to go! Despite concerns that Japan will run out of beer during this year’s Rugby World Cup, you can seek reassurance knowing that the beautiful coastal semi-finals location, Yokohama, is known as ‘beer city Japan’ – the home of Japan’s …

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An Insight Into Japanese Artist Hiroshige Ahead of Our Exhibition

Running from Saturday 5th January to Thursday 7th February, here at The Japanese Shop we’re incredibly pleased to be a part of RHS Harlow Carr Garden’s Japanese Art Exhibition. Featuring an extensive look at the woodblock print work of the legendary Utagawa Hiroshige, this dedicative display will include 16 replicas of Hiroshige’s most famous flora …

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