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Make Your Summer in Japan Sweeter With Ameshin’s Uchiwa Lollipops!

Have you ever heard of a traditional Japanese candy craft art known as “Amezaiku?” It is a form of art which follows the method of creating a sculpture by using tweezers and scissors in manipulating taffy or a chewy substance. Shinri Tezuka, a popular artisan, has recently introduced a new line-up of sweets in the…

Japanese Culture and the Use of Fans

Japan is a great country full of rich history, futuristic innovation, world-class food, spectacular landscapes, and ancient traditions that have stood the test of time. If someone mentions Japan, no doubt it conjures up many images in your mind. This may include Mt. Fuji, cherry blossom season, the towering skyscrapers of Tokyo, or perhaps even…

How do the Japanese stay cool during summer?

Brace yourselves, summer is coming! jp.fotolia.com/ Nowadays we have high-tech air conditioning but of course it was not the same long time ago. As you might know, summertime is very hot in Japan therefore people were thinking of ways to cool down during the summertime. This is how we discovered some great items to make…