Japanese New Year (part 1)
Until the distant now, 1873, Japan lived according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The favorite winter holiday of all children and adults was “moving” - each time it was a…

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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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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

Canons of awakening (part 1)
Despite the rather mild winters, with the exception of the northern island of Hokkaido, the onset of spring in Japan is expected throughout the country. In addition to the usual…

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TEACHING IN LANGUAGE SCHOOLS IN JAPAN - THE FASTEST WAY TO LEARN JAPANESE (part 2)
HOW TO GET TO SCHOOL? Language schools are one of the best ways to discover the world of Japanese. Even those students who considered themselves weak after a few weeks…

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TOKYO THROUGH THE LENS - THE MOST INTERESTING PLACES FOR A PHOTOSESSION (part 1)
Tokyo is not only the capital, but also the epicenter of all the most interesting and incredible that can only be found in Japan. Tourists who come to the Land…

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