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Food & Recipes

Tender, Juicy, Crispy Karaage Chicken Recipe; Japanese fried chicken

If you are a Japanese food geek, you can't miss "Japanese fried chicken" called 'Kara age" to eat, to cook. 'Kara age (chicken)" is the staple comfort food and also popular obento items. Everybody loves "Karaage" in Japan. Use boneless chicken thigh or breast, double coating, and double fried! If you want to make tender, juicy crispy Japanese fried chicken, check out my recipe.
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How Do The Japanese Make Tough Meat Tender At Home; Best Results In My Life [Baking Powder Brine|Shio-Koji |BBQ Sauce]

We can't afford to buy A5 Wagyu beef all the time in Japan so we have no choice to buy discount tough meat at a grocery store. Yet, we have secret weapons to make the chewy meat tender and juicy. There are my best 3 ways to marinate meat with baking powder solution, with shio koji, with Japanese BBQ sauce. As a bonus, I will tell you my freezing meat hacks too.
Food & Recipes

How To Brine Meat Before Cooking With Baking Powder Without Salty; Japanese Cooking Hacks From My Kitchen

LEARN HOW TO USE BAKING POWDER TO BRINE MEAT (NEVER GET SALTY)! Why baking powder can tenderize meat? Using baking powder can bring meat not only tender but also moist and juicy. It's the easy brine for chicken, turkey, pork, maybe beef. (If you like meaty texture, I don't recommend brine beef steak)Thankfully, I never have the terrible dry, tasteless, rubbery chicken (breast), turkey, and pork chops, since I use my secret brine with baking powder.
Food & Recipes

No More Dry Thanksgiving Turkey! Tender-Moist Turkey Dinner With My Baking Powder Brine [No Salty]

Does baking powder tenderize a turkey? Yes. Do I use it as a dry brine for thanksgiving turkey dinner? Nop. I brine a whole turkey (or a half turkey) in the baking powder solution which I introduced as the Japanese meat tenderizing hack before in my posts. Baking powder helps break down protein while keeping moist in the meat. So, kiss a dry turkey goodbye this holiday!
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Homemade Natto Sauce; Japanese Home Cooking Recipe After Making Homemade Natto

Natto sauce is the special sauce for Natto. Better than dressing natto using soy sauce only. The Natto sauce tastes exactly the same as the small packet in the natto package. Moreover, you can make authentic natto sauce in just 10 minutes. After making homemade natto beans at home, you will need homemade Natto sauce next! You can make the authentic sweet, rich umami-flavored Natto sauce in just 10 minutes using Hondashi powder. Since Natto sauce is packed with Umami flavor, it is not only for Natto, but also other dishes such as sushi, gyoza dumplings, tofu, and for seasoning stir-fry.
Food & Recipes

[Edited] Super Crispy Japanese Karaage Chicken Recipe 2; The Rice Flour Magic

Karaage is the Japanese style fried chicken. The best recipe to make super crispy fried chicken using rice flour! Fewer steps than my first version of the Karaage recipe.
Food & Recipes

What’s Hondashi Powder

Do you know how to use "HONDASHI" powder? Is HONDASHI powder is same as the dashi powder? -As you know, dashi is a key stock of most Japanese cooking. Simple gentle ingredients but flavorful. Typically, it's made from natural ingredients such as dried bonito, dashi kelp, dried fish, dried mushroom ... With Ajinomoto Hondashi, you can easily and instantly make real soup stock at home
Food & Recipes

Holy Cow! Easy-Cheesy How To Make Homemade Natto Beans Without Starter Spores

Natto beans are the Japanese traditional super healthy food to eat daily! Generally, you can get natto at any Asian grocery store, but you can save money and eat homemade fresh Natto every day using my easy homemade natto recipe; without a starter, use the instant pot for the whole process.
Food & Recipes

Ladies! Eat Natto Every Day; The Japanese Super Food Can Bring Natural Health & Beauty

Why Japanese traditional superfood can bring you many health benefits? Especially for ladies, natto can improve your health & beauty. What are nutritions? What are good for you? When & how much should you eat Natto? All about Natto health benefits you should know is in this post!
Food & Recipes

7 Japanese Home Cooking Hacks! Goodbye Mushy Boiled Shrimp: How To Boil Shrimp Perfectly

7 Japanese secret hacks to boil shrimp perfectly for shrimp dishes such as shrimp cocktails. No fishy, no mushy, no chewy. If you overcook shrimp all the time, read these 7 tips to boil shrimp in Japanese home cooking. I can't tell you how to boil shrimp is easy and quick. Simple cooking is really difficult. Raw, frozen, shells on, no shell, doesn't matter. Let's learn how to make the perfect boiled shrimp.
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How 5 Insider secrets of “Japanese HighBall” Brings You To Know Japanese Culture

A classic cocktail, "Whiskey & Soda" is also called 'Whiskey highball" known worldwide. The Japanese call it just "Highball" and it is a popular casual Izakaya drink for the first order (Kanpai!) You may be interested in why whiskey highball has been supported by the Japanese drinkers, what's so special? In this post, I will tell you the deep world of whiskey highball in Japan and the basic recipe to make Japanese highball at home.
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Rico’s Japanese Home Cooking Tips; Preparing Shrimp And How To Remove Fishy Taste

You can learn about how to devein and clean, how to straighten shrimp for deep-frying, and how to boil. Ultimate Japanese cooking tips on this site.
Food & Recipes

The Unique Cafe Latte Instant Mix In Japan; Blendy Stick and Cafe Latory Shopping Guide

Japanese unique instant coffee stick. AGF Blendy stick is popular instant coffee and cafe drink instant mix to give you relaxing coffee time INSTANTLY. On this site, you can know unique Blendy stick flavors-Matcha, hojicha, and Japanese milk tea, and additionally the summary of the Cafe Latroy series.
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Milk Tea In Japan: I Can Tell What Royal Milk Tea Is But The Native Japanese Has No Clue About Hokkaido Milk Tea

The tea guide can bring tea lovers different tea ideas from Japan. The Japanese drink not only green tea but we love drinking tea, especially "milk tea". "Tea latte", "Royal milk tea", or "Nidashi milk tea". Royal milk tea is the Japanese version of "Chai", but no spice. In this post, I will tell you milk tea products in Japan, how to order royal milk tea in Starbucks in Japan, how to make royal milk tea at home. It's a really interesting post to read to get tea ideas!
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Blendy Stick Cafe Latory 101; Instruction, Flavor Chart, Caffeine Content…All You Want to Know About

Cafe Latry is the Japanese luxury instant coffee (cafe drinks) stick series produced by AGF. It can bring rich aroma, flavor, and frothy milk instantly with just adding boiled water. Since each item is packaged individually, you can enjoy fresh coffee drinks anywhere, anytime. If you want to know lineups, flavor chart (sweet/bitter), and caffeine levels, here is the ultimate guide from the Native Japanese.
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[The Complete Guide] 7 Basic AGF Blendy Stick Cafe Au Lait; Instruction & Caffeine Content & Ingredients

What's Blendy stick? AGF Blendy Stick Cafe Au Lait series is a popular and unique instant coffee. You can make cafe drinks from typical to unique at the home, office, school, and picnics&camps. This sweet&creamy cozy drink is handy & yummy, but some customers get in trouble with instructions and nutrition&ingredient facts. On this site, you can learn about how to make Blendy stick, caffeine content, and ingredient, including my flavor chart in 7 basic Blendy stick Cafe Au Lait.
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Japanese Hojicha Latte; How To Make Hojicha (Japanese Roasted Green Tea) Latte At Home

Hojicha latte is the staple cafe menu in Japan. Hojicha is a toasty, nutty, and refreshing taste than Matcha, so there are many Hojicha latte fans around! Since the Hojicha latte is less caffeine and easy to drink for those who don't like coffee or Matcha green tea, it'll be the next healthy Japanese drink! In this post, you can get a Hot/Iced hojicha latte recipes in authentic and easy methods.
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Hojicha 101; Japan’s Popular Refreshing Roasted Green Tea

Hojicha is roasted green tea, yes, it is the same leaves of green tea. So, it can be expected the same health benefits as drinking green tea. Moreover, Hojicha is in low caffeine and bitter flavor. Easy to drink, even for bedtime tea. Its toasty nutty aroma and flavor can relax you. Actually, Hojicha can be the next healthy Japanese tea!
Culture, Etiquette

6 Authentic Japanese Gifts Ideas For Him Who Loves Japanese Sake, Shochu, Whiskey; Traditional Sake Ware Selected By The Native Japanese

Are you searching for holiday gifts for him who loves drinking Japanese sake, Shochu, or whiskey? Here is the cool guide that introduced all genuine Japanese sake ware. made in Japan. Beer glass, cold sake ochoko glass, Tetsu Kyusu for warm/hot sake, Minoyaki ochoko sake cups, Edo kiriko shochu rock glass.
Culture, Etiquette

Japanese Cast Iron Teapot; How To Use And Care

Green tea connoisseur? Looking for something Zen-life? "Tetsu-Kyusu"-the Japanese cast iron teapot is ideal for upgrade your tea life and kitchen or office decor. There is often confusion between Tetsubin and Tetsu Kyusu and you can't use Tetsu-Kyusu on the stovetop. Read this guide that tells you about how to use, clean, store, and also how to deal with iron rust.
Culture, Etiquette

Why You Need To Seal The Wooden Cutting Board; These Oil Can Save Your Cutting Board Life

Do you know why you need to seal (season) your wooden cutting board before the first use? Coating with the oil can save the wood life longer while protecting being dry, discolored, odor, warping, and splitting. In this post, you can get tips for the best mineral oils for the oil finish and how to put the oil finish on the wooden cutting board.
Culture, Etiquette

The Ultimate Guide Of Japanese Wooden Cutting Board; The Best Wood And How to Maintain

The wooden cutting board is worthing to buy? Many amateur chefs hesitate to use wooden cutting boards for their maintenance. If you are considering investing in upgrade kitchen tools such as Japanese knives, you need to consider buying the wooden cutting board. In this post, I will tell you all you need about Japanese wooden cutting boards; attractive points, the best Japanese wood, how to use and maintain.
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Basic A Japanese Wooden Cutting Board Care 101 For Beginners; Hinoki, Ginkgo, and Aomori Hiba

The wooden cutting board care instructions. The basic tips for cleaning and sterilizing. When you take care of the wooden cutting board with daily cleaning and also it is a good idea to maintenance deep occasionally. Your cutting board could last longer.
Culture, Etiquette

The Best Japanese Green Tea Pot Guide; Tokoname Kyusu

If you want to brew Japanese green tea easily, must have a "Tokoname Kyusu teapot". Tokoname yaki (the pottery) is one of the famous pottery in Japan and Tokoname Kyusu can allow green tea a mellow and rich taste. On this site, I explain how Tokoname kyusu works, how to clean, which you should buy. All about Tokoname Kyusu.
Culture, Etiquette

The Danshari Method; How To Declutter Items Without Regrets

First of all, you need to think about the purpose; decluttering or putting things away neatly. When you lose the purpose of decluttering, it will be easy to regret after getting rid of things. The Danshari method is not equal to minimalism so it is not just removing things from your space. Before starting decluttering, read those tips to avoid regrets.
Culture, Etiquette

The Danshari Method; One Of Popular Decluttering Techniques In Japan

As one of the popular "Japanese minimalism" principles, the "Danshari" method has been the most popular decluttering philosophy for a long in Japan. The basis of "Danshari" and Konmari is the same but they are different ideas. No needed to explain konmari method today, so I will guide you to the Danshari method which I prefer. The concept of Danshari is focusing on the present and keep what you really need. (This post isn't the exact tidying-up hacks. ) #tidyup #changeyourlife #productivity
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Common Decluttering Mistakes I Made In The Danshari Method

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Culture, Etiquette

Japanese MOTTAINAI Aesthetic

"Mottainai" is one of the representative terms to refer to Japanese culture. It is commonly used daily when wasting food, things, money, time...everything when they have regrets to waste these values. You may know the meanings of "Mottainai" as environmental activities, so its spirit has been influenced across the world. But, what's the original meaning of "Mottainai"??? Today, I am going to tell you about Japanese Mottaianai sprit.
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What Is Tetsubin-The Japanese Traditional Cast Iron Kettle

A nostalgic Japanese cast-iron kettle is called "Tetsubin" - not a teapot- has been popular both in Japan and overseas. Like other ironware, Tetsunin has tough, keeping heat, and it can change the taste of water dramatically. Read this post, and find out what tetsubin is exactly, how to use and maintain it.
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The Japanese Calligraphy And Kakizome; Things You Want To Know

Kakizome is one of the Japanese new year's rituals that traditionally should be done on January 2nd of the new year. (casually, should be done between 2nd through 15th.) Focus on your new year's resolution and concentrate on carrying the "Fude" brush on each letter, each finish. I think it's a similar feeling to meditation, to focus on yourself.
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The Best Native Guide of Hot Springs In Japan; 10 Different Types Of Hot Spring Water

Excited to visit hot springs, Onsen, in Japan? Wait a minute! If you don't know the types of hot spring water, you may have negative effects from natural minerals. Especially, if you have sensitive skin and chronic disease, you need to know pH levels of hot springs water. To enjoy the best hot spring for you, read here and learn about 10 different types of Onsen in Japan.
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Japanese Hot Springs 101; What You Need To Know About Onsen In Japan

Looking forward to bathing Hot Springs in Japan? Before going to have an experience, do you know that the Japanese hot springs culture is different from other countries? The hot springs aka Onsen in Japanese, have a long history and very special for Japanese people. Thus, you must follow local rules and try not to bother other peoples. To avoid making you disappointed, I am going to tell you about Japanese Hot Springs 101 today.
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Where and When you can see KIMONO girls most

Are you interested in Kimono, the signature traditional Japanese costume? Do you know the truth that not so many people don't wear kimono outside of special occasions in Japan? But if you know the special day that many women get dressed Kimono, you can have the opportunity to see colorful Kimono girls. You don't have to chase around Geiko. (by the way, don't chase Geiko! It really bothers them.) On this page, you can know where and when you can see Kimono girls, and I also explain the difference between Kimono & Yukata.
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The Ultimate Guide; Learn Japanese New Year’s Traditions in 11 Easy Steps

If you are interested in Japanese culture, you can't miss how Japanese people celebrate New Year's Day. From ancient years, the event of welcoming to the coming year has been very important for Japanese people, each thing is related to Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism. Even though the real meanings of each thing has been loosing for modern people, yet they still enjoy New Year's Day. In this site, I will explain traditional things how the Japanese welcome the New Year.
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Japanese Temple Etiquette; 4 Things I Want To Tell You Before Visiting

Visiting Shrines and Temples is definitely one of the things to do on your bucket list for the Japan trip. To visit the holy places for local people, learn proper manners to enjoy the experience while respecting the Japanese customs and religion.
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11 Facts Other Websites Never Tell You About Japanese Dos and Don’ts

Be scared about Japanese picky manners and etiquettes? You are the tourists and the Japanese want you to enjoy traveling in Japan more than anything! I am going to tell you today that things GENERALLY the Japanese don't do in public, but these things don't mean that you should do. Grab a cup of coffee, and read relax!
Food & Recipes

Tender, Juicy, Crispy Karaage Chicken Recipe; Japanese fried chicken

If you are a Japanese food geek, you can't miss "Japanese fried chicken" called 'Kara age" to eat, to cook. 'Kara age (chicken)" is the staple comfort food and also popular obento items. Everybody loves "Karaage" in Japan. Use boneless chicken thigh or breast, double coating, and double fried! If you want to make tender, juicy crispy Japanese fried chicken, check out my recipe.
Food & Recipes

How Do The Japanese Make Tough Meat Tender At Home; Best Results In My Life [Baking Powder Brine|Shio-Koji |BBQ Sauce]

We can't afford to buy A5 Wagyu beef all the time in Japan so we have no choice to buy discount tough meat at a grocery store. Yet, we have secret weapons to make the chewy meat tender and juicy. There are my best 3 ways to marinate meat with baking powder solution, with shio koji, with Japanese BBQ sauce. As a bonus, I will tell you my freezing meat hacks too.
Food & Recipes

How To Brine Meat Before Cooking With Baking Powder Without Salty; Japanese Cooking Hacks From My Kitchen

LEARN HOW TO USE BAKING POWDER TO BRINE MEAT (NEVER GET SALTY)! Why baking powder can tenderize meat? Using baking powder can bring meat not only tender but also moist and juicy. It's the easy brine for chicken, turkey, pork, maybe beef. (If you like meaty texture, I don't recommend brine beef steak)Thankfully, I never have the terrible dry, tasteless, rubbery chicken (breast), turkey, and pork chops, since I use my secret brine with baking powder.
Food & Recipes

No More Dry Thanksgiving Turkey! Tender-Moist Turkey Dinner With My Baking Powder Brine [No Salty]

Does baking powder tenderize a turkey? Yes. Do I use it as a dry brine for thanksgiving turkey dinner? Nop. I brine a whole turkey (or a half turkey) in the baking powder solution which I introduced as the Japanese meat tenderizing hack before in my posts. Baking powder helps break down protein while keeping moist in the meat. So, kiss a dry turkey goodbye this holiday!
Food & Recipes

Homemade Natto Sauce; Japanese Home Cooking Recipe After Making Homemade Natto

Natto sauce is the special sauce for Natto. Better than dressing natto using soy sauce only. The Natto sauce tastes exactly the same as the small packet in the natto package. Moreover, you can make authentic natto sauce in just 10 minutes. After making homemade natto beans at home, you will need homemade Natto sauce next! You can make the authentic sweet, rich umami-flavored Natto sauce in just 10 minutes using Hondashi powder. Since Natto sauce is packed with Umami flavor, it is not only for Natto, but also other dishes such as sushi, gyoza dumplings, tofu, and for seasoning stir-fry.
Food & Recipes

[Edited] Super Crispy Japanese Karaage Chicken Recipe 2; The Rice Flour Magic

Karaage is the Japanese style fried chicken. The best recipe to make super crispy fried chicken using rice flour! Fewer steps than my first version of the Karaage recipe.
Food & Recipes

What’s Hondashi Powder

Do you know how to use "HONDASHI" powder? Is HONDASHI powder is same as the dashi powder? -As you know, dashi is a key stock of most Japanese cooking. Simple gentle ingredients but flavorful. Typically, it's made from natural ingredients such as dried bonito, dashi kelp, dried fish, dried mushroom ... With Ajinomoto Hondashi, you can easily and instantly make real soup stock at home
Food & Recipes

Holy Cow! Easy-Cheesy How To Make Homemade Natto Beans Without Starter Spores

Natto beans are the Japanese traditional super healthy food to eat daily! Generally, you can get natto at any Asian grocery store, but you can save money and eat homemade fresh Natto every day using my easy homemade natto recipe; without a starter, use the instant pot for the whole process.
Food & Recipes

Ladies! Eat Natto Every Day; The Japanese Super Food Can Bring Natural Health & Beauty

Why Japanese traditional superfood can bring you many health benefits? Especially for ladies, natto can improve your health & beauty. What are nutritions? What are good for you? When & how much should you eat Natto? All about Natto health benefits you should know is in this post!
Food & Recipes

7 Japanese Home Cooking Hacks! Goodbye Mushy Boiled Shrimp: How To Boil Shrimp Perfectly

7 Japanese secret hacks to boil shrimp perfectly for shrimp dishes such as shrimp cocktails. No fishy, no mushy, no chewy. If you overcook shrimp all the time, read these 7 tips to boil shrimp in Japanese home cooking. I can't tell you how to boil shrimp is easy and quick. Simple cooking is really difficult. Raw, frozen, shells on, no shell, doesn't matter. Let's learn how to make the perfect boiled shrimp.
Food & Recipes

How 5 Insider secrets of “Japanese HighBall” Brings You To Know Japanese Culture

A classic cocktail, "Whiskey & Soda" is also called 'Whiskey highball" known worldwide. The Japanese call it just "Highball" and it is a popular casual Izakaya drink for the first order (Kanpai!) You may be interested in why whiskey highball has been supported by the Japanese drinkers, what's so special? In this post, I will tell you the deep world of whiskey highball in Japan and the basic recipe to make Japanese highball at home.
Food & Recipes

Rico’s Japanese Home Cooking Tips; Preparing Shrimp And How To Remove Fishy Taste

You can learn about how to devein and clean, how to straighten shrimp for deep-frying, and how to boil. Ultimate Japanese cooking tips on this site.
Food & Recipes

The Unique Cafe Latte Instant Mix In Japan; Blendy Stick and Cafe Latory Shopping Guide

Japanese unique instant coffee stick. AGF Blendy stick is popular instant coffee and cafe drink instant mix to give you relaxing coffee time INSTANTLY. On this site, you can know unique Blendy stick flavors-Matcha, hojicha, and Japanese milk tea, and additionally the summary of the Cafe Latroy series.
Food & Recipes

Milk Tea In Japan: I Can Tell What Royal Milk Tea Is But The Native Japanese Has No Clue About Hokkaido Milk Tea

The tea guide can bring tea lovers different tea ideas from Japan. The Japanese drink not only green tea but we love drinking tea, especially "milk tea". "Tea latte", "Royal milk tea", or "Nidashi milk tea". Royal milk tea is the Japanese version of "Chai", but no spice. In this post, I will tell you milk tea products in Japan, how to order royal milk tea in Starbucks in Japan, how to make royal milk tea at home. It's a really interesting post to read to get tea ideas!
Food & Recipes

Blendy Stick Cafe Latory 101; Instruction, Flavor Chart, Caffeine Content…All You Want to Know About

Cafe Latry is the Japanese luxury instant coffee (cafe drinks) stick series produced by AGF. It can bring rich aroma, flavor, and frothy milk instantly with just adding boiled water. Since each item is packaged individually, you can enjoy fresh coffee drinks anywhere, anytime. If you want to know lineups, flavor chart (sweet/bitter), and caffeine levels, here is the ultimate guide from the Native Japanese.
Food & Recipes

[The Complete Guide] 7 Basic AGF Blendy Stick Cafe Au Lait; Instruction & Caffeine Content & Ingredients

What's Blendy stick? AGF Blendy Stick Cafe Au Lait series is a popular and unique instant coffee. You can make cafe drinks from typical to unique at the home, office, school, and picnics&camps. This sweet&creamy cozy drink is handy & yummy, but some customers get in trouble with instructions and nutrition&ingredient facts. On this site, you can learn about how to make Blendy stick, caffeine content, and ingredient, including my flavor chart in 7 basic Blendy stick Cafe Au Lait.
Food & Recipes

Japanese Hojicha Latte; How To Make Hojicha (Japanese Roasted Green Tea) Latte At Home

Hojicha latte is the staple cafe menu in Japan. Hojicha is a toasty, nutty, and refreshing taste than Matcha, so there are many Hojicha latte fans around! Since the Hojicha latte is less caffeine and easy to drink for those who don't like coffee or Matcha green tea, it'll be the next healthy Japanese drink! In this post, you can get a Hot/Iced hojicha latte recipes in authentic and easy methods.
Food & Recipes

Hojicha 101; Japan’s Popular Refreshing Roasted Green Tea

Hojicha is roasted green tea, yes, it is the same leaves of green tea. So, it can be expected the same health benefits as drinking green tea. Moreover, Hojicha is in low caffeine and bitter flavor. Easy to drink, even for bedtime tea. Its toasty nutty aroma and flavor can relax you. Actually, Hojicha can be the next healthy Japanese tea!
Japanese Wellness

Why You Should Get Japanese Cypress “Hinoki” Essential Oil Today

Hinoki Essential Oil is a wonderful oil for both mental and physical health benefits (moreover, repel insects!). It is also a great oil to use for meditation and find and connect your value. Even though it is a soft and gentle woody scent, it's enough strong to be calming, refreshing, relaxing, and energizing. Wanna share the Japanese soul tree, Hinoki cypress more in this post.
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The Perfect Hot Bath Routine For Your Skincare

Why not take care of your skin to glow more beautiful and healthy during the relaxing hot bath? The hot water can damage your skin, however, you don't worry about it anymore if you read this perfect bath guide. You need to begin this before taking a hot bath today! Here is the step-by-step guide to enhancing your beauty.
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The Japanese Way To Wellness; Drinking “Sayu” Plain Hot Water

Japanese wellness rituals and practices are often unique and attractive, almost always they are easy and reasonable. As one of J wellness trends, drinking plain hot (warm) water boiled Tetsubin (Japanese cast-iron kettle) is for you. Of course, it brings you several health benefits and relaxation. Here is the ultimate guide on drinking hot water; how to boil water, when is the best time to drink, and ideas to add flavor.
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The Hot Bath Guide For You; Water Temperature, Bathing Time, And Healing Tips For Your Body

The hot bath health benefits have been well-known today. In this post, I am focusing on the healing power of bathing. If you feel tired, exhausted, stressed, muscle tension in the neck and shoulders, back pain, swelling, here is the hot bath guide-the water temperature, the bathing time, and more tips!
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The Effect Of Decluttering; Why You Want To Do The Danshari Method

"Danshari" has been used as the decluttering method and philosophy advocated by Hideko Yamashita in Japan, the term "Danshari" was originally used in the Yoga book. The basic of the Danshari method is also based on the idea of Zen Buddhism, Ayurveda. The Danshari method is not only telling you about tidying up piled stuff in your house and also can help you to get a better life based on oriental philosophy. In this post, I will tell you 8 benefits that you can get from the Danshari method.
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The Danshari Method And Minimalism

Let's talk about the Danshari method and minimalism! Roughly speaking, minimalism is living with the fewest essential things to simplify lifestyle and the Danshari method is optimization" of your life by refusing, disposing, and staying away from obsession.
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The Correct Way Bathing Practices; Do And Don’ts

The basics of the correct way to taking a bath at home for your relaxation and health. Bathing is well-known for self-care practices, but do you know you can lead to negative effects if you do wrong bathing. This is the ultimate guide to take a bath properly.
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Surrounded by Hinoki Wood Products; Natural Benefits From Japanese Cypress

Hinoki, Japan's most beloved tree -Hinoki cypress products has been deeply rooted in the Japanese lifestyle. Not only beautiful grain and relaxing aroma but also leads amazing benefits with Hinoki's natural power. Once you touch its silky-touch surface, smell its woody scent, you will not let them go!
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Safety Tips For Essential Oils In The Hot Bath

Do you know you can put essential oils in a hot bath? Is it safe to put them in a hot water? Technically, you can add essential oils (100% pure, therapeutic grade) in the hot bath, however, it's dangerous to add them directly without diluting. You need to learn tips on how to dissolve oils and how to protect your skin.
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Japanese Hot Spring “Onsen” Effects; Health Benefits And Risks

Japan is home to Onsen as hot springs which are a highly popular destination among people who are looking for Japanese aesthetic. To enjoy public Onsen hot springs where people (monkeys!) go relax and soothe their stresses, you should know about Dos and Donts before traveling to Japan. The ultimate guide in this post tells you not only Onsen etiquette but also health risks when bathing is not the right way.
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How To Use Hinoki Oil For Aromatherapy Bath

Do you want to enjoy Japanese "Onsen" with Hinoki scent without buying Hinoki wooden bath products? To add Hinoki essential oil in the hot bath, you can feel like bathing in the Japanese Onsen or bathing in the woods. However, DO NOT put Hinoki oil directly in the hot water. Read this post and enjoy Hinoki bath safely.
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How To Use Hinoki Essential Oil, What’re Benefits

Discover the benefits of Hinoki essential oil and the best ways to incorporate it into your life. Japanese cypress known as "hinoki" is gentle but energetic, calm but refreshing- the mysterious spiritual tree for the Japanese. It also is perfect to soothe your mind and find your value in meditation practice.
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Best Relaxing Wooden Bath Products Ideas; Japanese Hinoki Cypress

There are many ideas to make a relaxing bathroom, the wooden bath products are one of decoration style. Japanese "Hinoki" cypress is popular wood in Japan and frequently is used as bath products. The cypress has high effectiveness for water-resistance, anti-bacterias and insects, odor deodorant. Besides, its aroma is well known to reduce stress. Find the best Hinoki bath accessories in this post.
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Best Japanese Bath Salts You Should Buy For Your Luxury Time

Japanese bath salts are one of the bath essentials for the Japanese, there are various types and forms. Japanese bath salts are commonly used for therapeutic and relaxation effects with their ingredients, colors, and aromas. This post provides the perfect way to experience the Japanese bath ritual. If you are looking for a Japanese hot spring "Onsen" effect, here is the perfect bath salt in this post. All products in this post are available online.
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5 Things You Should Know About Hinoki Cypress; Hinoki Benefits And The relationship With The Japanese Life

Japanese Hinoki cypress has been deeply rooted in Japanese culture and soul. Most Japanese feel unconsciously being relaxed when smelling its scent. There is the reason. Hinoki cypress has natural relaxation power. Moreover, it has antibacterial, insect repelling, and deodorant effects. In Japanese history, you can see old shrines and temples built with Hinoki wood in Japan. In this post, I will share the natural power of the Hinoki cypress and how it relates to the Japanese lifestyle.
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