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"Innovation" is a word that most people are familiar with. This simple word has allowed societies to advance beyond our imagination. It has brought us to an era where it seems like anything is possible. Japan, in particular, is a well-known country when it comes to innovation. Similarly, the...

Hasami (波佐見) is a town in Higashisonogi (東彼杵) District, Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県) that is well known for being among the leading pottery districts in Japan. It has a rich tradition of producing ceramics for more than 400 years. During the Edo (江戸) period, porcelain was first made in Hasami...

Your Name (君の名は。) is now officially the highest-grossing anime film of all time. The continuous popularity and success of Makoto Shinkai’s (新海誠) soul-swapping, gender-bender fantasy movie inspired the creation of exclusively designed bus and travel tours, a limited themed cafe, and even a fancy jewelry line. The movie's universal...

One of the noticeable characteristics of Japanese culture is "discipline." This is seen in all aspects of their lives, from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. They also practice it in flower arranging, or Ikebana (生け花), which is another representative aspect of Japanese traditional...

One of the most beautiful forms of art in Japan is the art of inlaying woods known as "marquetry." It is a typical woodwork which can be found in Hakone (箱根), a town in Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県). It can often be found on the finest furniture and can also...

One of the great places to visit in Japan is the Ikuta Ryokuchi Park (生田緑地), a hidden gem in Kawasaki (川崎). It is not just your ordinary park as it is one of the best places to enjoy nature due to its abundant forestry. Check out this park and...

A good meal is something that everyone wants to have. Any meal is served to satisfy our cravings and to fill up our energy. But what's better than a good meal than one that's well-served and plated with a pleasing appeal to the eater? foodforthegoods.blogspot.jp/ If you'd like to serve your...

Black and red soup bowls, trays, chopsticks, and other lacquerware pieces are iconic in Japan. Cheap imitations abound, but this article is about the time-consuming and even dangerous process of creating traditional Japanese lacquerware called "urushi." tablinstore.info/ Lacquer Origins It is highly likely that systematic techniques to create lacquer pieces were imported...

Japanese women are popularly known for wearing kimonos coupled with folding fans. But do you also know that a flat, non-folding fan called "uchiwa" has also been used by families in Japanese ancient times? It is even considered more expensive since it is harder to make. This is particularly...

Pottery is one of Japan's traditional art forms which was revived in the 20th century. Masters of potters appeared as well as workshops which preserved the traditional styles and techniques passed down through the generations. So, if you're interested in giving pottery a crack, here are 3 great workshops. 1....

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