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The marvelous use of Furoshiki

Japanese have talents for elaborating patterns on cloth and clothes. Several examples from the traditional Japanese goods exist as the Kimono (着物), Yukata (浴衣), hachimaki (鉢巻き), handkerchieves (ハンカチ), etc. Numerous items still used in everyday’s life. It can be employed as clothes, as tools, as decoration, etc. How about the “furoshiki” (風呂敷)? Furoshiki wanderlusttips.com/ “Furoshiki”…

Top 3 Easy Home-Cooked Meals

Japan truly is the land of the salary-man. Even as a foreigner working in Nippon, you may find yourself sucked into the Japanese work ethic – early start, late finish, long hours, no lunch break… It happens to the best of us. wol.nikkeibp.co.jp/ Before you know it, you’ve eaten at Yoshinoya twice and Coco Curry…

How to Use a Japanese Tenugui Towel

Japan is, in many ways, one of the most modern and technologically advanced countries in the world. It is home to many of the world’s most innovative companies and is a pioneer in the modern economy. Indeed, visitors traveling to Japan are usually very impressed with the modern buildings, high- speed trains, and great quality…

3 Websites that will help you in cooking authentic Japanese dishes

These days there are many websites that help cooking meals, snacks, and desserts. These kinds of websites offer recipes that you can filter by themes or priorities. If you are looking for vegans, healthy recipes, or of if you open your fridge and you discover that you have only some vegetable and don’t know what…

Basic table manners in Japan

There is, for sure, a set of rules and manners in eating regardless what country a person comes from. Some of these table etiquette rules may be the same in most countries, and some may surprise you because they are the exact opposite. youtube.com/ It is always advantageous to learn some table manners for a…

4 Things to Keep in Mind During an Earthquake

In Japan, almost every week, there is a small earthquake. Most of them go unnoticed and usually there is no panic associated as Japanese are used to such tremors from immemorial times. Japan is an archipelago formed out of volcanic activity and is situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire. That is why one can…

Emergency Call in Japan

If you are new in Japan and need some assistance in case of emergency, this article is a must-read. If you have fallen sick or met with an accident or stuck in the fire, you must know some numbers and basic information to make your stay in Japan hassle free. General Useful Numbers An emergency…

The Essential Earthquake Safety Tips

Japan is famous for its earthquakes and if you are in Japan, perhaps you ll experience some of them during your stay. If it is a strong one, you will need to protect yourself. So I will write about the most important things you should know in this article. What does cause Japanese earthquakes? academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/…

A Guide to Trash and Garbage Disposal in Japan

In most countries other than Japan, throwing away trash is pretty simple. Garbage is garbage, and that’s the end of unwanted items. Just put them in any container and bid goodbye to your waste. Although some efforts have been made in other countries to separate rubbish to a certain extent, such as cardboard or food…

Smelly summer, a Japanese deodorant dilemma

Japanese people do not need deodorants that much – that’s why finding a deodorant while in Japan can be a bit of a struggle for an uninformed foreigner. Japanese people just don’t sweat as much. jp.fotolia.com/ But why are the Japanese people less likely to develop bad odors? The answer is scientific, so put your…
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