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Ooharai: Unique Purification Practice Around the End of June/大祓い-茅の輪くぐり

It passes almost half of the year.How is your 2022 so far? Here in Japan, there is a unique practice called "Ooh...
Culture

Seasonal change of clothing?/衣替え?

Do you remember the robot concierge named Arisa that I introduced before?Actually, I was surprised that she wore a ...
Cities & Town

Rice terraces: Japan’s nostalgic scenes and virgin landscape/棚田:日本の原風景

Western Japan has many rice terraces because of its geographical features. Mountains in western Japan including Kyu...
Culture

Seven Deities of Good Fortune/七福神

L: Display of Shitifukujin, R: a statue of Tamon-ten(Bishamon-ten's another name) Believe it or not, Japanese people...
Trivia

Characters before using Kanji?/漢字を使う前の文字?

A set of different characters that the ancient Japanese might use./古代日本人が使っていたかもしれない文字 Interestingly enough, there ...
Trivia

Is Kanji difficult ?/漢字って難しい?

An example that Kanji is a pictogram./漢字が象形文字である一例 *日本語は英語の後にあります。 AreyouinterestedintheJapan’swritingsystemsbyan...
What makes Japanese?

How do you eat buckwheat noodle with?/お蕎麦はどうやって食べる?

Soba offered in Ouchi Post Station *日本語は英語の後にあります。 Japan has mainly three types of noodles; Ramen, Udon and Soba,...
What makes Japanese?

Health tips: A grandchild is kind./ 健康の秘訣: 孫は優しい

Do you know that there is a slogan of healthy diet for Japanese?Japanese sentence "Ma Go Wa Ya Sa Shii " literally ...
What's TODAY?

Golden Week and Children’s Day/ゴールデンウィークとこどもの日

Miniature suits of armor called " Yoroi" We are on a long holiday called, the Golden week that starts from April 29 ...
Culture

Hidden beauty of Haori/羽織の隠れた美

L: Men's formal kimono including Haori and Hakama, R: An example of the design inside Haori. Have you ever seen male...