Ikebana is the art of flower arrangement and before you think this is limited to only women and aging housewives, let MarahuyoGuides stop you there. Ikebana is more than just the cutting and placing of stems, flowers, and twigs. It's actually therapeutic. It's even more rewarding to discover the principles and foundations of what makes it what it is today.
Ryokan is what a mom and pop bed and breakfast is to the Japanese. Think of cozy, warm, and beautiful and you'll instantly describe what Ryokans are. These inns are callbacks to the generational tradition of service in Japanese culture. Stay in one and we can make sure you'll never forget about it. In a good way of course.
Mochi, they're pretty awesome rice cakes aren't they? You know what would make it even more awesome? Did you know that these things are traditionally made by beating the hell out of rice? All that destructive power creating cute and delicious delicacies. Pretty awesome by our standards. On a more serious note, the artisans shout while they beat the rice. On a more serious, serious note, we might be thinking of a career shift.