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Gero Onsen is one of the best hot springs (onsen) in Japan which has been able to retain its special quality since the Edo Period and continues to attract many visitors every year. Also, to really make the most of the hot spring, stay at the nearby ryokan, Kaisekiyado...

The final and most arduous days of the tea picking season begins in rural Japan towards the end of May. Although tea is well known as an essential part of Japanese cuisine and culture, many do not know the secrets of how that tea is produced. Tea Picking Author's photo To learn...

Japan is home to many martial art traditions where some are only recognized within Japan. One example of this is "kyudo," a Japanese martial art originating from the samurai class. For most practitioners in Japan, Kyudo is an art form and literally means "way of the bow" which is...

There in Japan are at least a dozen festivals that in the eyes of tourists will be considered "eccentric" or "strange" in nature. However, I would like to introduce a "naked man" (or at least close to it) festival that takes place during winter in the small-but-warm town of...

Japanese Tea Ceremony is a distinctive cultural activity involving ceremony and green tea (matcha). It is also called the 'Way of Tea'. There is a lot involved in a tea ceremony and is so much more than just sipping tea; it is aesthetic. It includes hospitality, confections, a light...

During the New Year in Japan, you'll notice that a large number of people purchased ornaments for their homes. However, now that the New Year celebrations are over, you may be wondering what the Japanese will be doing with all the beautiful ornaments that were used? Decorations syougatsutokusyuu.seesaa.net/ Kadomatsu, Shimekazari and...

There are numerous events involving shrines in Japan such as traditional marriages, the 'Rite of Passage' for seven, five and three-year-old kids (Shichi Go San), and the 'Coming of Age' ceremony (Seijinshiki) for soon-to-be adults. There is also a variety of celebrations and festivals involving local shrines. makaranya.co.jp/ However, there...

In Japan, gift giving is often incorporated with different situations. Whether it be for a wedding, a child's birth, or even confinement in a hospital, you will receive gifts from your Japanese family or friends. So in Japan, when you receive a gift, it is important to reciprocate the...

Along with the coming of the new year, people are making preparations here and there and in other countries, people are now putting up Christmas decorations in their houses, schools and offices. While in Japan, Christmas is traditionally not a celebrated event due to the differences in religion. However,...

While there are dozens of mochi specialty shops throughout Japan which are almost made with the help of machines, you should know what was the traditional labor intensive way of making – or to make it specific - pounding mochi! Tradition pbase.com/ Mochi is Japanese rice cake. Mochitsuki is a traditional Japanese...

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