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The Drop of Gold, Or how to Make O–Cha Like a Pro

O-Cha indulgy.com/ Green tea is a staple drink of Japanese culture. The only difference between it and the ever-popular English tea is the amount of oxidation the leaves go through. The minimal exposure to oxidation the green tea leaves receives results in the yumminess that is Japanese Tea. Apparently I have been making it wrong…

Toire 101: A Guide to Japan’s Toilets

livedoor.blogimg.jp/ For most people outside of Japan, a visit to the restroom is quite simple: sit, “release,” wipe, and flush. But in Japan, toilets can be a bit of a challenge. Both the traditional squat type toilets and the ultra-modern water-squirting toilets are unlike what other parts of the world is used to. Here is…

Happy Hanami! Or how to get the most out of Sakura Viewing

Things to do at Hanami Do you know about Hanami? Hanami is one of the Japanese spring traditions. As cherry blossoms are getting pink, and beautiful, we hang out, picnic and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms. Actually, Hanami is an event to enjoy the cherry blossom viewing, but there is a word that describes one…

How to move to Japan?

There are many reasons why people would want to live in Japan. From their individual interest to the country, safety factors, wanting to gain particular knowledge in subjects, and other reasons that make people want to start a new life in Japan. But to be honest, getting a residency in Japan is not an easy…

TIPS: How to master the Fancy Japanese Toilets

totowashlet-techno.co.jp Once you landed in Japan, one of the things that will really catch your attention is their toilets (toire or otearai in Japanese). They are very fancy, clean and huge but can also give you some headache. You heard it right! Japanese toilets can be complicated if you don’t know the proper way of…

Experience the one of a kind Japanese tea Ceremony

ameblo.jp It is commonly called as the way of tea, a traditional and spiritual art of ceremony that engage preparation of green tea(matcha). To achieve a perfect tea ceremony the tea host spend decades mastering and practicing the art of doing a tea ceremony like measuring procedures for serving tea infront of a guests, proper…

A Simple Way to Eat Rice and Eggs that Will Change the Way You Eat!

TKG – Today’s young generations all know and use this abbreviation. This indicates “tamago kake gohan”, which is simply rice with an egg. We often eat this for our breakfast or light meal. This is literally simple and easy, but also known as one of the best Japanese food for men and women of all…

Earthquake Preparedness: Japan Style

city.kumagaya.lg.jp I was awakened one morning by a voice alarm coming from my phone: “Jishin desu! Jishin desu!” it said, and yes, there indeed was an earthquake. That was my first strong earthquake experience in Japan, and it was also a first that a voice alarm superseded the silent mode on my mobile phone. It…
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The 3 tips for Japanese train manner

There are many cultural manner depending on countries. You should follow the manner when you are in Japan, also, I think the time to follow the manner is when you take trains. Is because there are many people especially in the morning, and some of them are in hurry because of their job, and school.…

How can I get to the correct station?

When you visit Japan, and if you decide to use public transportation to move, I m really sure Japanese transportation system especially trains in Tokyo make you freak out. Because there are many lines, many people, and many stations. I think most difficult thing is to get correct station. However, there are many system for…
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