Father’s Day Special: Fujitaka Kinomoto (Sakura’s Dad from Cardcaptor Sakura)

Happy Father's Day, everyone! To celebrate today, I wanted to write a feature on an anime Dad that I admire. I have been watching the old Cardcaptor Sakura over the past few months, and I noticed how awesome the main character's (Sakura Kinomoto) father is. Firstly, Fujitaka Kinomoto is a single father, which is something you … Continue reading Father’s Day Special: Fujitaka Kinomoto (Sakura’s Dad from Cardcaptor Sakura)

New York Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Review

The day after I went to Castle Point, my mom and I went to Sakura Matsuri at the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. Sakura Matsuri is exactly what it translates to: a festival celebrating cherry blossom trees. There are also many events related to Japanese culture, including performances, arts and crafts, and other activities. You … Continue reading New York Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Review

Strength By Overcoming Anxiety in Amanchu (OWLS May Blog Tour)

Another month has passed and that means there is a new OWLS blog tour going on. This month, our prompt is strength: “Your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength.” In anime, characters struggle with inner demons or physical weaknesses that make them feel insecure and prevent them from achieving goals. Yet when these characters … Continue reading Strength By Overcoming Anxiety in Amanchu (OWLS May Blog Tour)

Japanese Culture’s Influence On Its Education System

I am graduating from grad school next week. Yay! Anyway, in order to graduate, I needed to complete my "Final Project." Basically, this was a hypothetical research proposal and we could write about anything related to education. Naturally, I chose Japanese education. As an anime fan and someone who is interested in education, I noticed … Continue reading Japanese Culture’s Influence On Its Education System