Soy sauce in a bowl

How Cultural Influences Impacted the Spread and Growth of Soy Sauce in China and Japan

From sushi restaurants to your local Chinese take-out, soy sauce is a mandatory part of any Japanese, Chinese, and even Korean meal. If you don’t normally eat out, you probably have a bottle of Kikkoman in your pantry, or at … Continue reading How Cultural Influences Impacted the Spread and Growth of Soy Sauce in China and Japan

A depiction of the Heian period through art

Anthropology: The Heian Period of Japan and Its Rich Cultural Significance

The Heian period, spanning from 794 to 1185, is a period Japanese history praised for its influence on the arts. The catalyst for this period would occur when Emperor Kanmu declared Heian, now known as the city of Kyoto, as the … Continue reading Anthropology: The Heian Period of Japan and Its Rich Cultural Significance

A group of teenagers in colourful Harajuku style.

Harajuku Fashion: The Most Eye-Catching Style of Clothing in Japan

Harajuku, a district in Shibuya, Tokyo. The area is approximately around the Harajuku station, between Shinjuku and Shibuya on the Yamanote Line. However, the name carries more than just a geological meaning. Harajuku fashion is probably the most eye-catching scene … Continue reading Harajuku Fashion: The Most Eye-Catching Style of Clothing in Japan