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Sugidama: That Cedar Ball Hung in front of Doors in Chizu

Author’s photo Have you ever seen a ball-like object in either brown or green hanging in front of a sake brewery or a Japanese house? If you are from Chizu or have been to this town, you may probably know what is that strange spheric decoration hanged in front of the doors of Chizu’s houses…

5 Different Types of the Japanese Bonsai Tree

Bonsai is a Japanese term that designate plants placed on a tray (“bon” means “tray” and “sai” means “planting”). It is specially made for interior decoration purposes. Creating and taking care of a bonsai is not as easy as just putting a plant on tray or pot and waiting that it grows up. To make…