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