The story of Chopsticks

The chopsticks, also known as “kuaizi” in Mandarin, or “Hashi” in Japanese have a rich history dating back over 5,000 years. Originally made of wood or bamboo, and even bone …

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The Tokushima Yokai Matsuri

The Tokushima Yokai Matsuri happens near the Hiraga Shrine in Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture. It’s a special event that shows the magical world of Yokai, which are creatures from Japanese stories. …

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Koya-san

Nestled in the heart of Wakayama Prefecture, lies the city of Koya-san.This sacred and serene town is a hidden gem, offering a unique glimpse into Japanese history and spirituality. Origins …

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The Ujicha Ceremony

As October approaches, there’s an exciting event on the horizon that allows us to step back in time and immerse ourselves in the rich history and cultural heritage of Japan. …

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Kokeshi

Japanese Kokeshi dolls, these delicately crafted wooden figurines, bear witness to an ancient tradition that gracefully evolves through the ages. Originating from northern Japan, they trace their roots to the …

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Tanabata – 七夕

The Tanabata Festival, also known as the “Star Festival,” is celebrated every year on July 7th in Japan. Its origin dates back to the Heian period (794-1185) and it is …

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Children’s day 

Kodomo no Hi, also known as Children’s Day, is a Japanese national holiday that takes place on May 5th each year. Its origins lie in an ancient Chinese tradition of …

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Japanese Masks 

Traditional Japanese masks have been used for centuries. Their origin can be traced back to the ancient Japanese samurai culture. The masks were primarily used for protection during battle, and …

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