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All About Japanese Seta Sandals

Sunday, April 17, 2016 11:00 AM

Japanese Setta Sandals

Setta sandals are a type of traditional Japanese footwear. Initially they were made of straw and used with Kimono. Nowadays they are made of various materials and they usually have a rubber sole. Setta can be used indoor, with informal wear or as beach sandals. 

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History and Production of EDO Wind-chimes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 8:09 PM

Japanese Wind-chimes

Nowadays, it is still very popular to hand furin wind chimes from the eaves of a house or in front of a window. With the Japanese summer being really hot and humid the sound of the wind chimes allows to hear when a fresh breeze is coming. The sound of a wind chime also is a symbol of mental relaxation. The sound of wind chimes is a symbol for summer that often is featured in many commercials related to summer products. 

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Umeshu Plum Wine

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:45 AM

Umeshu Plum Wine

About 1000 years ago Umeshu came from China to Japan. It was first used as medicine against a bad through. The word Umeshu first time is documented in a dictionary on Japanese food in 1697. Home made Umeshu is very popular since it is delicious and easy to make. Since a few years, there is a small Umeshu boom and many small breweries launched their own brands. Choya Umeshu is the market leader with around 30% market share, but there are a few hundred brands in the market now with a large variety in flavors.

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100 DISHES FROM JAPAN (21-40)

Monday, April 11, 2016 8:34 AM

100 Dishes from Japan

Japanese cuisine such as Sushi, Sashimi and Tempura nowadays are well known around the world. But very few people know a wide range of other Japanese dishes. This is a collection of about a 100 things to eat and drink in Japan.

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An Overview on Traditional Japanese Paper Crafts

Sunday, April 10, 2016 8:52 AM

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Japanese paper is well known for its beauty and its distinctive patterns. It used can be used for writing and wrapping but it also is an elementary part of Japanese sliding screens and windows. Over time multiple centers of paper making have developed in Japan. On this page we introduced a few Japanese papers that have been recognized as national crafts.

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Japanese Papier Mache Dolls

Saturday, April 9, 2016 8:54 AM

Papier Mache Dolls from Japan

Having a long history of making great papers it is no wonder that many Japanese customers make use of objects made of paper. Here is a selection of a few Japanese paper crafts which survived and still are part of modern days.

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100 Dishes from Japan (1-20)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:04 AM

100 Dishes from Japan

Japanese cuisine such as Sushi, Sashimi and Tempura nowadays are well known around the world. But very few people know a wide range of other Japanese dishes. This is a collection of about a 100 things to eat in Japan. 

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100 Drinks from Japan (1-10)

Monday, March 28, 2016 10:48 AM

100 Drinks from Japan

Besides the obvious variety of green teas Japan has a broad away of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This section introduces the obvious and sometimes eventually surprising drinks found on the Japanese islands.

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An Overview on Japanese Woodcraft

Monday, March 21, 2016 11:49 PM

Japanese Woodcraft

Japan has abundant forests and many different kind of tree so that developing a broad range of woodcraft was a quite natural development for Japan. Japan has a very strong culture of using wood including house construction.  As a material, Japanese wood has an unmatched warmth and responsiveness, and the large number of traditional woodcrafts it has inspired have found a corresponding special place in the Japanese heart. 

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100 Gifts from Japan (1 - 10)

Saturday, March 19, 2016 9:00 PM

Gifts from Japan

This is a collection of 100 original gifts from Japan that represent the rich cultural heritage of this wonderful country but usually also please foreigners.

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