Japanese Mythology: 5 Ancient Myths and Legends
Do you have a fascination for Japanese mythology or Japanese legends? It can be very fun and exciting to learn about these unique aspects of Japanese history and culture.
A little bit of background first: Japanese mythology consists of stories derived from old folk beliefs, as well as the Shinto and Buddhist religions. Japanese mythology is also made up of a vast number of tales, but here we'll share five of the most well-known Japanese legends.
Japanese Mythology: 5 Famous Japanese Lege
Manga Madness: 8 Artists and Writers You Don't Want to Miss at Comic-Con
Great news for all you manga, comic book, and anime fans, the best artists and writers in the business will be featured guests this summer at Comic-Con International 2015 in downtown San Diego.
Comic-Con International: San Diego is the year's premiere event to promote comic books, films, artwork, science fiction literature, and more. What started as a single-day event in 1970, has turned into a four-day convention and one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year.
To get you re
Grammar Practice for Beginners: 3 Ways to Use Japanese Particles
When you're learning Japanese, you will be introduced to Japanese particles. Similar to prepositions in English, these words help to determine the role of other words within a sentence. Sound confusing? Don't worry. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Karou N. breaks down how to use Japanese particles...
Particles, functional parts of speech which indicate grammatical relationships between words, are important in any language. In the Japanese language, particles are categorized by functi
Japanese Vocabulary: 11 Mealtime Words & Expressions
Food is an essential part of life and a central part of any culture. Japan is well known for its sushi, curries, soups, noodles, and more. Japan's penchant for courtesy and respect also plays a part in the country's mealtime expressions.
Here are some Japanese vocabulary terms you can use during meal times.
1) Gohan (meal)
hiragana: ??? kanji: ??
This term literally refers to the white rice that plays a big role in most meals. Over the years, it has become understood in context to refe
The Best Way to Learn the Japanese Alphabet
Want to know the best way to learn the Japanese alphabet? You've come to the right place! Here, you'll find some of the most effective tips and tricks to help you master the fundamentals of the Japanese language.
In the United States, we learn our "ABCs." But in Japan, children learn their ?????s. Even though Japanese can seem difficult to read and write, learning the basic Japanese alphabet isn't as hard as you think!
The Japanese Alphabet & Writing Systems
Written Japanese has two