Convenient Housing for foreign Muslims and Muslimas in Tokyo

Convenient Housing for foreign Muslims and Muslimas in Tokyo

The Muslim House at Yoyogi-Uehara in Tokyo is the first ever housing project targeted exclusively towards the Muslim community in Japan. It’s sole purpose is to be a safe, clean and affordable home for Muslims inbound from all over the world. Here Muslims can practice a Halal lifestyle, and also build and support a faith-based community. [...]

SAKURA HOUSE NEW STAFF: Self Introduction

SAKURA HOUSE NEW STAFF: Self Introduction

Hello, my name is Yuka and I am a new staff member at SAKURA HOUSE. I was born and raised here in Japan but I spent over 5yrs in the states. I love to learn about other countries and their cultures. I want our guests to have a comfortable, memorable and enjoyable stay here in [...]

Did you know there’s a kanji for neon?

Did you know there’s a kanji for neon?

Did you know there’s a kanji for neon? There sure is. It’s the glowing thing you’re looking at right now. It’s rarely used, but it’s cool because it reflects the gaseous nature of the element while suggesting an “N” sound. But kanji can be a beast for many, especially for those who are new in Japan. Unlike most Japanese real estate companies, not a single [...]

Fashionable Okonomiyaki

Fashionable Okonomiyaki

Would you like to see some photos of famous Design Festa okonomiyaki restaurant? It`s the most artistic restaurant in Tokyo. Tweet

Watermelon is in season!

Watermelon is in season!

I love watermelon and it is in season now! Watermelon has been in Japan since about 650 years ago,,,, When there was no refrigerator, people used to put watermelons into the water well to cool. It is not only delicious but also has great effect to our body. It prevents from high blood pressure, arterial [...]

Art of Harajuku.

Art of Harajuku.

Would you like to know more about Design Festa gallery? You can find this amazing art space in the heart of Harajuku. Today I`ll show you some things you can buy there. I love the food jewelry and cute  colorful clothes. Too bad I can’t catch them all! Tweet

The noise of summer.

The noise of summer.

  Can you hear it ? The noise from its sway that’s been making us sweat Or are we trying not to care?   We broke down the wall and built a new one Its color looks nicer but it’s not high enough The wall between us under the glaring sun   There’s been no [...]

Design Festa is just around the corner!

Design Festa is just around the corner!

Design Festa is just around the corner! Not only because it is really near Sakura House office (just few minutes by JR Yamantoe line, Harajuku station) but also, because the huge Gakuten Art Event will be held next weekend. I can`t wait! You can pick your free ticket to this event at our office, but [...]

DIY Retail Kiosks

DIY Retail Kiosks

While you are here in Japan, you may have visited a local supermarket by now. Regardless of the company involved, the assortment of products and services provided are quite impressive. I once visited a “Supa” where they were selling several variety of mineral waters based on the kind of food you were preparing. Others have [...]

Does This Kanji Look like a Turtle to You?

Does This Kanji Look like a Turtle to You?

Some call Japanese the Devil’s Language, due to the many thousands of kanji that for centuries has tortured all those who have attempted to learn Lady Murasaki’s mother tongue. People who’ve already gone through the torture of learning Japanese sometime become language sadists by using very complicated kanji — on purpose. A friend of this [...]