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There are more than 30,000 "Oinari san", Inari Shrines in Japan. They have a red Torii gate as the entrance to the sacred area and statues of white foxes, which are messengers from "Inari", the shinto god of ...


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  My favourite TV program  "Tameshite Gatten" (on channel NHK in Japan) has made my life a bit better again!! The name roughly translates to "try and understand" and has been solving the answers to small life ...

A tip to cook pasta in 1 minute from Tameshite Gatten – a Japanese TV program

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Here comes the autumn leaves season. Enjoying the seasons is Japanese culture. I think it is incorporated into the genes of Japanese people. Especially when cherry blossom and autumn leaves season is close, we ...

SHOSENKYO – autumn leaves

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Typhoon season is on again in Japan.     photo from Digital Typhoon   When a storm's maximum wind speed is over 64 knots ( 33 metres per second), if it is east of the date line in Pacific ocean, or in ...

Typhoon in Japan

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This is the "cha mise" at "Kinkaku-ji", the Golden Temple in Kyoto.   And this is Mizutani chaya at the Nara Koen Park.      (photo from Wikipedia) Cha mise (Tea shop) is the combination of the word ...

Cha mise / Cha ya – Japanese tea shop

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Oden is one of common Japanese winter foods consisting of several ingredients stewed in a light, soy-flavoured dashi soup. Ingredients vary according to region and between each household. This is how you will find oden ...

Oden – Japanese winter food

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  Located on the top floor of the Don Quijote building, @home cafe is one of the most popular maid cafes in Akihabara Tokyo. After seeing it on tv a couple of times, I thought that i too would venture out into ...

Maid cafe (@home cafe) – Akihabara

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Sapporo is famous for its fresh seafood. Crab, scallops, and salmon are popular ingredients here, with most dishes based around their natural flavors. Nijo Fish Market opens at 7 AM, and is the place for everything fresh. ...

Sapporo Food

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