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Public bath culture in Japan

Bathing is a time-old tradition in Japan. ameblo.jp/ Japanese people enjoy going to the public bathhouses, which are called sento. The first sentos appeared in Japan in 15th century. Despite the fact that there is a bathroom in every house, the habit of going to the sento is still very popular among the people. The…

Why not study in Japan?

When you graduated from high school or university and want to try some new adventures by continuing to study abroad but don’t know where to go, why not to consider Japan? Many people might feel doubtful about studying in Japan because they are afraid of the language that is used everywhere and seems difficult to…

Turn Japanese commuting into a piece of cake!

Have you ever wondered how Japanese people survive commuting and using public transportation when all the lines are operated by different companies? The answer is simple and with that you can even do shopping! What is the secret item, that practically all Japanese have? To get around, they are using cards called SUICA or PASMO…

A Japanese Style House Party with Nabe!

What’s Nabe? Author’s photo Nabe is a type of Japanese cuisine named after the clay pot in which it is traditionally prepared. It features many fresh vegetables and mushrooms, centered around a main meat or seafood, heated in the nabs-pot over a burner that sits in the middle of the serving table, and is a…
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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…
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