Pop Culture

The RIGHT Way to Pronounce “GHIBLI” Finally Clarified!
Spirited Away Revealed: The Real Mythology & Folklore Explained!
Princess Mononoke: The Real Mythology & History Explained 



Manga – Anime – Games – Live-Action “The 2.5D Musical”
Akihabara : Hobbyist’s Paradise – Anime Manga Cosplay Gunpla Video Games Maid Cafe
Plastic Models: An Ever-Evolving Small World
Manga – Unleashing Your Inner Artist
Life with Virtual Companions
Day in the Life of a Japanese Anime Figure Sculptor
Day in the Life of a Japanese Manga Creator



Welcome to the World of Cosplay
Day in the Life of a Typical Japanese Cosplay Worker


Ghost (obake)

The World of Yōkai − Mysterious Spirit Allies
Japanese Yokai – 1. Japan, the Land of Yokai
Japanese Yokai – 2. Birth of the Yokai
Japanese Yokai – 3. Oni, the Quintessential Yokai
Japanese Yokai – 4. Kappa, the Quintessential Yokai
Japanese Yokai – 5. The Edo Period Yokai Explosion
Japanese Yokai – 6. Hokusai and Kuniyoshi
Japanese Yokai – 7. The Spread of Yokai Culture
Obakeyashiki: Ghost Houses of Frightful Fun
Yokai are not “Japanese ghosts?!” The 3 main differences of yōkai (demons/devils) and yurei (ghosts)
Bakeneko Monster Cat Japanese Mythology Explained



Meet Japan’s Trash Collecting Samurai
What is a Yurukyara?
Japanese Photo Sticker Booths: Purikura Adventure
Gundam – 18m Mobile Robot
Japan’s Concept Cafe Trend