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If you love all things kawaii, then you need Kawaii Box in your life! Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription box that will send you kawaii-themed products from Japan! Inside the boxes, you will find adorable plushies, unique stationary, snacks, and more!

Tsukimi, Japan’s Moon Viewing Festival

Tsukimi (月見, つきみ) is Japan’s moon festival. “Tsukimi” translates to “moon viewing,” as tsuki (月, つき) means moon and mi (見, み) means “to look.” As the name suggests, the festival honors the autumn moon.

Japanese Words for Different Family Members

Learn the Japanese words for different family members.

Most Common Konbini Foods and Drinks

Konbinis are an important part of life in Japan due to their countless services and convenience. Something konbinis are also known for is their food!

Obon: One of the Biggest Celebrations in Japanese Culture

Obon (お盆, おぼん) is an annual Japanese festival taking place August 13th to 15th. It is one of Japan’s three major holidays and has been celebrated for over 500 year

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20 Popular Matsuri Foods

20 Popular Matsuri Foods

Matsuri food is a beloved part of Japanese culture. Food is cooked and sold at matsuri from food stands known as yatai (屋台, やたい). The food available changes to fit the seasons, but here are some of Japan’s most famous matsuri treats!

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Freelancer and entrepreneur Azra Syakirah takes charge of the creative content for Nihongo Master’s blog and podcast, which she also hosts. While born and bred in Singapore, she has been living in Japan since 2018.

Usually tucked away in a cafe anywhere she goes, this experimental and versatile language enthusiast seeks to put her passion for linguistics and hunger for creativity into practice.