2015 March

How to enjoy plums in Japanese culture

Japan is now famed for its beautiful sakura (cherry blossoms) but back in the Edo period, it was ume, or plum blossoms, were the quintessential sign of spring to come. Ume blossoms are not quite as flashy and bountiful as sakura blossoms, but certainly very pretty in a subtler, more elegant way. They were also…

Japanese Fashion in Four Seasons

Season changes in Japan and so do the styles. As we all know there are four beautiful seasons in the Land of the rising sun, which are Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Fashion in Japan is being recognized all over the world and they never run out of trendy fashion ideas and cutting edge styles.…

9 awesome ways to enjoy Mochi!

Mochi can be considered as a traditional rice cake. This cake made of sticky rice is usually eaten around New Years. There are many way to enjoy that awesome food, here are some of our recommendation: Isobeyaki foodfile.typepad.com First of all the Mochi is fried in a pan, then we add some soy sauce and…

How big the Japanese grave revolution is!

These days Japanese Grave type has changed the ground grave for not ground grave. So future how change do grave do. Japanese Grave started since earthenware era. Before Grave said to Kohun(=a Tumulus). Kohun plus.google.com That was showed up 7 AC.That’s shaped seems like Keyhole. So that is called Keyhole-shaped tumulus. And that is the…

Have you tried the Japanese snack DAGASHI?

Have you heard of “Dagashi”? Dagashi are actually sweets but a little bit different when comparing them with the usual sweets or snacks. The purpose of Dagashi (cheap snacks) is to be able to be cheap and filling. So Dagashi is a type of really popular snack for children. hirokysound.hatenablog.com But sadly, today it is…

Don’t forget to have a great fun time at the Japanese Arcade Game!

In some countries in the 80’s, arcade games were very popular but nowadays the trend has gone. However in Japan video games remain highly popular! If you want some great fun, or simply want to have a bit of nostalgia, Japan is the best place for such games! tokyofamilyguy.blogspot.ie Amusement arcades are called “Game Center…

5 Types of Must-Try Japanese Bread!

Bread (パン、pan in Japanese) is known as a western food and some foreign bakeries have gotten into Japan and they are popular here too. But on the other hand, you can find Japanese unique breads in Japanese bakeries and in convenience stores. We will introduce 5 popular breads and recommend you to have them in…

Do You Know These Kinds of Ramen?

When visitors come to Japan, almost of them want to eat ramen. It is no exaggeration to say that Ramen is a part of new Japanese culture. Ramen history Do you know when and where Japanese ramen was born? In the Edo Period, one confucian visited Japan. His name was Zyu Zyiyu. That time, he…

Japanese Tradition: How to Welcome the New Year

People eat Toshikoshi-soba which is buckwheat noodles eaten on new year’s eve. At midnight, people in Japan go to a temple to ring the bell. In Japan, there is a custom of ringing a bell as the new year comes. After doing that, they stop by the main hall of the temple to celebrate the…

Amazing way to relax and to experience onsen and the Edo period!

Have you ever tried Japanese hot spring? http://pang-japjap.weebly.com/ Well if you haven’t tried what we called “Onsen 温泉” it is highly recommended to give a go! And if you have, well you should go again as we actually have many kind of “Onsen”. By the way, don’t be shy as you might share the hot…
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