Author Archive: Sebők Tünde

Behind the mask

Flu season – January and February are the usual time to catch a cold and get sick. It sounds like an impossible task to avoid catching some sort of virus in school, at work, while shopping, or in public transport,... Continue reading

Aokigahara – A sea of trees

Japan is generally well-known for its colorful and interesting culture, advanced technology, and beautiful natural endowments. However, this world also has an enchanted and very dark side. The vast forest of Aokigahara, covering over 7,500 acres, lies at the foot... Continue reading

Romeos for sale – the mysterious world of Japan’s male escorts

While living in Japan, I regularly stopped at Tachikawa station, close to my home, to do some shopping at the huge malls and entertainment complexes. Crowds of people walking on the streets under the shiny bright ads and shop owners... Continue reading

Magatama – Symbol of the soul

In the spring of 2012 my friend and I were planning to take a short trip out of Tokyo during the Japanese Golden Week (it is a collection of four national holidays within seven days. In combination with well placed... Continue reading

Message to the future

I believe many of us have wondered what we will leave behind after we depart this earthly life. Japan actually gave me the chance to send a brief message into the future. The scene of my story is Nara, Japan’s... Continue reading

Japanese wedding gowns

A little while ago I helped my friend to choose her wedding dress for her big day. While we were checking out those lovely gowns, she asked me about Japanese weddings and bridal wears. Her questions gave me an idea... Continue reading