Category Culture



“Geisha” means “artist” in Japanese. The geisha of Japan are cultural icons who preserve the Japanese custom of putting the guest on a pedestal through their hostessing, conversational dexterity, poetry recitation skills, dance and/or music talent, and attire. Dressed in…

Japanese Weddings


Dressed entirely in white, the bride gazes at her groom and tells him how she vows to build a life together with him based on mutual respect and understanding. The groom, dressed in black, repeats her vow, promising like she…

Japanese Holidays


One of the most effective ways to learn more about a culture is to study its celebrations. By studying a country’s national holidays and country-wide celebrations, you learn more about what the culture values. Below is just a sample of…