Chopsticks are used globally and have become a widely acceptable utensil, most importantly in Asia. Korea, China, and Japan are known among other nations in Asia to utilize chopsticks while eating. In the olden days, bamboo and trees were used in making chopsticks.
The chabudai is one major piece of furniture found in most traditional Japanese homes, be it a tea or low dining table. Most times, these tables come with a height of 15 inches, and this is because, most times, they are used on tatami mats in combination with floor cushions and chairs, or zabuton and […]
Although it no longer has the word “prefecture” in it’s name, the Tokyo Metropolis (東京都; Tokyo-to) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and is part of the Kanto Region (関東地方; Kanto-chiho) on Honshu, the main island of Japan. While most people think of Tokyo as a city, it’s actually not. In the 1940s they merged what was then considered Tokyo City […]
Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the busy Yamanote Line in Tokyo, Japan. People often joke about the crowdedness of Tokyo trains. There are all these visions of people being pushed on by conductors and the so-called “train pushers”. While that does still happen on […]
Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of stepping back through time in Asakusa, Japan. Asakusa is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi, or “low city”. Named for its lack of tall buildings, for centuries it was the entertainment center of Tokyo. Filled with large kabuki theaters and geisha shuffling […]