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Do you want to build a Snowman in Japan?

We all loved to be building snowmen in winter when we were very young, didn’t we? Everywhere in the world, you use three snowballs to make a snowman. But in Japan, you make it with only two. History of Snowman Snowman is a snow statue made of snow by children during winter in regions with…

Summer: Time to try Nagashi Somen

Somen and Nagashi Somen Maybe some of you already know what Somen is. Somen is a Japanese noodle made from wheat flour that are thinner in diameter than the standard noodles. It becomes a favorite dish in Japan during summer, as it is usually served cold and is eaten by dipping it in a sauce…

What is This Unusual ”Mizukiri” Competition in Kochi Prefecture?

Did you know that there was an international competition for skipping stones, held in Kochi prefecture in Japan every year? Every summer since 2003, the Mizukiri International Competition has been held at Niyodo River in Kochi prefecture. What is Mizukiri? Mizukiri is the Japanese word for ‘stone skipping’. Stone skipping is a sport in which…
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