Tea ceremony (part 2)
TEA ORGANIZATION Don't speak words Guest, host White Chrysanthemum. Tea ceremony The tea ceremony is surrounded by a special atmosphere, which the Japanese call "Wa". In everything, from the garden…

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CHRISTMAS IN TOKYO
Christmas in Japan is an amazing holiday. The capital of Japan is buried in thousands of colorful lights that will warm your heart even on the coldest December evening. The…

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EVENT CALENDAR - TOKYO, JULY 219 (part 1)
The onset of July marks the beginning of the season of summer festivals. And even if in July the festival excitement does not reach its climax, the month will be…

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FOR LOVERS OF FLOWERING SAKURA! SPRING NEWS FOR HANAMI AND NOT ONLY

Continuing the theme of sakura blossoms, we want to share with you the sweet novelties of the season, which you should definitely try yourself and bring your friends as a gift.

DONUTS WITH TASTE OF SAKURA
Mister Donut is one of the most popular donut chains in Japan, and since March 1, they have released six sakura-style donuts. Three – in the form of sakura petals with various types of glaze and toppings from pink sakura, fried soy and azuki. And if Japanese tastes do not really interest your imagination and taste buds, try three donuts in a classic style – with ordinary sakura, chocolate and honey. Continue reading

Japanese New Year (part 3)

And NOW THE MOST PLEASANT – GIFTS
Interesting articles The first thing that comes to the Japanese mind: clay, paper, drawn, metal, plastic – any images and figures of the corresponding animal from the twelve-year zodiac cycle. In the case of 2006, an image of a dog guarding a house and driving thieves away.

Oddly enough, money comes second in the ritual scale of New Year’s values. Previously, they gave exclusively five-yen coins, since their name – goen – is harmonious with the word denoting strong family ties. But today you can’t buy anything for five yen, and therefore, as a rule, bills in a beautiful white envelope are attached to them. Continue reading

Japanese language difficulties
Due to the difficult writing and vocabulary features, the Japanese language can become a stumbling block for even the most talented linguists. But now, it seems, the difficulties of the…

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FOR LOVERS OF FLOWERING SAKURA! SPRING NEWS FOR HANAMI AND NOT ONLY
Continuing the theme of sakura blossoms, we want to share with you the sweet novelties of the season, which you should definitely try yourself and bring your friends as a…

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TOURIST NOTES. ALL ABOUT RAMEN (part 1)
Ramen (ラ ー メ ン) is one of the most beloved dishes in Japan. This noodle dish in a broth sprinkled with filling has won the hearts of gourmets around…

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19 THINGS YOU CAN'T DO IN JAPAN (part 2)
8. DO NOT BE ABUSED WITH STICKS Before heading to Japan, learn how to use chopsticks (o-hashi). It is not that difficult. It’s enough to practice a little to impress…

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