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Three Films That Perfectly Capture Hokkaido’s Cinematic Beauty
June 12, 2018 4 Likes
Sitting right up on one of the northernmost corners of Japan, Hokkaido is generally known for two things: great dairy and lots and lots of snow. With its cooler climate and rugged
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Japanese Weddings On Film: Western Vows And Shrines Whispers
June 12, 2018 68 Likes
Japan is a study in contrasts — a nation where modern foreign influences and ancient traditions collide. It is also a land of seasonal celebrations, where each month is assigned a
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Two Ends, Two Sights: Hokkaido and Okinawa in Popular Japanese Cinema
April 27, 2018 55 Likes
Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost, second-largest island and the nation’s largest prefecture, contrasts considerably with Okinawa, the southernmost, fourth-smallest prefecture, itself
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4 Japanese Movies That Show What’s It Like To Drop Everything And Start Anew In Tokyo
April 06, 2018 0 Likes
Moving to Tokyo, the big city many living in Japan’s rural areas oftentimes naively dream of, is a rite of passage many young Japanese people take. Whether it’s to enter university
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Fleeting Beauty: A Film Journey Through 4 Of Japan’s Most Scenic Sakura Locations
March 19, 2018 8 Likes
Sakura, Japan’s cherry blossoms, are more than just beautiful for the Japanese. With a cultural significance dating back hundreds of years, sakura is a symbol of the arrival of spr
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Ramen In Japanese Cinema: More Than Just A Bowl of Noodles
March 02, 2018 2 Likes
A typical ramen shop in Japan has no more than ten, maybe fifteen seats. The buildings are often showing their age, and inside, along with steamed, heavy air, one will occasionally
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4 Makoto Shinkai Films You Should Know (that aren’t Your Name)
January 26, 2018 3766 Likes
Your Name, the heartwarming story of two high-school students on an emotional, consciousness-swapping journey to find one another, took just two weeks to become a domestic and glob
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Scenic Japan: Travel To Japan's Most Beautiful Places With These Movies (Part II)
January 22, 2018 7 Likes
After traveling from Hokkaido to Aichi in central Japan in Part I of our film journey throughout Japan, we’re now heading down south from Shimane to Okinawa. Push play and join us
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5 Japanese Movies That Will Warm Your Heart This Winter
December 27, 2017 2591 Likes
Up in the north and along Japan’s seas, the winter is cold and severe. But while the world outside is whitened before our eyes, the stories in the following movies set in wintertim
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Beyond Hatsumode And Otoshidama: New Year Traditions As Seen In Japanese Movies
December 27, 2017 32 Likes
Every country has its own unique traditions and practices for celebrating the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one. In Japan, it is the “osechi” New Year dishes, “hat
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Cakes And Puddings: 4 Memorable Dessert Movies From Japan
December 27, 2017 4 Likes
Japan certainly has a sweet tooth — as well as perfectionism toward details that the art of making sweets requires. What many people don’t know about Japan, however, is that Decemb
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Scenic Japan: Travel To Japan's Most Beautiful Places With These Movies (Part I)
November 17, 2017 8297 Likes
Iconic Mt. Fuji, Tokyo’s skyscrapers looming above the seemingly chaotic yet surprisingly civil “scramble intersections,” food and fun in Osaka’s Dotonbori neighborhood, and the te
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7 Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit In Japan
September 20, 2017 73 Likes
When films truly touch us, particularly when the settings play a very prominent role in the narrative, there can be something magical about personally setting foot on a production
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