The author, a native of the Catskill Mountain area of New York State in the U.S.A., lived in Japan for about 34 years. With a deep interest in Japan, he conducted research covering many fields in this enchanting part of the world. The essays herein covers customs, culture, religion, ancient myths, legends, events, festivals, art works, foods, nature, people in Japan. It is sincerely believed this HP will be of value to those studying Japan, students of English in Japan, and those with a sincere interest in a country that is unique in its development and progress.