Kanamara Matsuri 2018

In my last post, I talked about enjoying the unusual customs of other countries. Last year, I attended Kanamara Matsuri, a famous festival held yearly in Kawasaki, that celebrates all things penis. Since I've already discussed the meaning behind the festival (here if you care to read it), in this post I will focus on [...]

Honen Matsuri 2018.

One thing I enjoy most about travel is the opportunity to experience a culture far removed from my own. Japan is a country rich in culture, and I never tire of dipping my toes in its vast waters, so to speak. Recently, I had the opportunity to partake in an unusual cultural experience: Honen Matsuri. [...]

That time I visited a vibrator bar.

No that isn't a typo. A vibrator bar. Such a glorious thing is an actual reality, at least in Tokyo. Let's buzz on in, shall we? It's like being in a normal bar. Are you shitting me? I am not. The Vibe Bar Wild One is a unique drinking establishment located in the heart of [...]

10 of Japan’s weirdest sex aids.

As a follow up to my post about Kanamara Matsuri, I thought it might be fun to delve into Japan's weird sexy side. Or at least look at some of the odd sex aids you can buy. In no particular order, here are 10 of the strangest: 1.Cute flavoured condoms. Nothing says sexy like a [...]

Kanamara Matsuri 2017.

Kanamara Matsuri. The name may not be familiar, but if you like to read up about weird shit on the internet (like me), you may well know it by a different name; Japan's penis festival. Of course, I went along for the 2017 celebration of everything phallic. Some happy festival-goers. History. This is a Shinto [...]

Ni Ni Ni!

Before you think I've lost my marbles, this is actually significant. Know why? Well today is February 22nd in Japan, and that can only mean one thing: It's cat day! My own kitty, Nibbles. Why ni ni ni? Good question. February 22nd reads as 02/22, and the Japanese word for two is "ni" (pronounced nee). [...]

That time I stayed in a Buddhist Temple.

I mentioned in passing that during my time in Osaka, I stayed in a Buddhist Temple, and vowed to share that experience with you. My apologies for leaving it so long, but you know, life. No time like the present, so here it is. Rows of Buddhist statues. Back in July of 2016, husband and [...]