Visual Kei is pretty popular in Japanese pop culture, even though may be weird to foreigners. Sometimes it's difficult for people from outside Japan to understand some of the cultural phenomena that gain popularity there. In fact, many people like to remark (always with a kind of fondness and humour) that Japanese pop culture is really weird and confusing!
When you go to a natsumatsuri 夏祭り (summer festival), you can't miss going to stalls! If you want to experience and feel the atmosphere of traditional omatsuri, there are certain stalls you must visit!
If you're interested in Japanese culture, you might have heard about washi (和紙), a Japanese traditional handmade paper. It even became one of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014!
Ani-son is an abbreviation of Anime song. Now, do you know about break dancing? Usually break dancers dance to Hiphop or Funk music. But in Japan, there is a very interesting way of dance battle! The participants dance only to Ani-son!
There are various entertaining restaurants and bars in Japan; scary, funny, cute, nostalgic, etc. If you are seeking some weird dining experiences in Japan, please continue reading!
Does your school have ghost stories? Well, in Japan, many schools have their own stories; so-called 'Gakko no Kaidan 学校の怪談'! All elementary school students are afraid to go back to school in the night!