Kawaii Be Damned! Top 7 Eerie Artworks From Parabolica-Bis (2020)

Tired of kawaii? These 7 eerie artworks from Parabolica-Bis in Tokyo are just the cure you need!

Kokeshi Meaning: What are Kokeshi Dolls?

You may be surprised to find out that one of the most popular items ZenMarket customers buy has nothing to do with anime, manga, or gaming. Maybe one of the least talked about tiny treasures you can buy from Japan, the Kokeshi doll is fantastic for anyone looking to add something authentically Japanese to their collection.

A Complete Guide To Fortune Cat Maneki Neko

What's the difference between white and black maneki-neko? This article is all you need, to know everything about the famous Japanese beckoning cat and where to get one. Don't miss out!

Yukata VS Jinbei

All you have to know about yukata (浴衣) and jinbei (甚平), the coolest Japanese traditional garments to wear during the hot and humid summer days. READ MORE to know about their differences and similarities, and also where to get them!

2019 Zen TOP 5 of the Year

Let's get into the TOP 5 blogs of 2019 brought to you by ZenMarket.

8 Things You Must Know About Obon

Obon is one of the most important festivals in the Japanese calendar, with hundreds of thousands of Japanese people across the country flocking home to celebrate with their families. Here's everything you need to know about Obon and more!

Japan’s Best Summer Festival Foods

Summertime is Japan is festival time! And the highlight of any matsuri is the FOOD! Add these 10 sweet and savory Japanese festival foods to your list for your next trip to Japan.

What is Obon?

Learn all about the Japanese holiday Obon & how the Japanese celebrate it.

3 Must-Visit Japanese Festivals

July is here! In Japan, it's the season to go out and celebrate. Here are our TOP 3 Summer Festivals, which one do you want to attend?

5 Different Types of Bento

Bento is a Japanese term to define a meal or snack to take away, presented in a box. Here we look at the different types of Bento in Japan.