omamori guide

The Quick Guide to Omamori!

Omamori – what are they? What does it mean? What do I keep mentioning them at every shrine in every travel blog post? Well it’s probably about time I explained what these beautiful little things are. Omamori are commonplace in traditional Japanese culture, and if you get the opportunity to travel the Land of the …

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Japanese Culture: The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Available everywhere, from restaurants to vending machines, tea is the ‘most commonly drunk beverage in Japan’. Not just a popular drink, tea is an important part of Japanese culture, featuring in ceremonies and festivals throughout the year. One ceremony where tea takes the limelight is the Japanese Tea Ceremony. What is the Japanese Tea Ceremony? …

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