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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MISO FROM SCRATCH: The Step Guide To Make Rice Koji Miso

Traditional Japanese miso paste with simple 4 ingredients, a simple process. This miso paste recipe makes for a great mild yellow miso using koji rice.
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Classic Japanese GYOZA Dumpling AND Gyoza Sauce Recipe

Iconic golden crispy on the bottom, pretty pleats on the top, moreover, savory juicy inside. This classic Japanese pan-fried dumplings called Gyoza recipe serves up a popular weekend meal as well as a great appetizer for the party! No way you can compare homemade gyoza dumplings with take-out Gyoza from Japanese-like oriental restaurants or frozen chicken potstickers!
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Home Izakaya! How To Make Japanese Style Lemon Sour

Craving for a refreshing lemon cocktail? But, away from the stylish sweet one? Here's the Japanese Izakaya style dry Lemon sour recipe. Fresh lemons infused in Shochu or vodka (need ABV right?) brings a tangy zing to this classic Japanese popular Izakaya drink! Making frozen lemon flesh ice, it'll never be watery. Super-easy to make, better to try this summer! Since it is dry lemon sour, it goes perfectly with Japanese cuisine.
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Home Izakaya! How To Choose The Carbonated Water For The Best Whiskey/Shochu Highball

"Highball" in Japan; the popular casual Izakaya drink which is the same as whiskey and soda. As the common recipe, daily casual whiskey, carbonated water, and a lemon wedge. You can use any kind of carbonated water (or natural sparkling water) for making the best Japanese highball? Nope. Today, I am going to tell you how to choose the best-carbonated water for making Japanese highball at home and the health benefits of carbonated water as a bonus.
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My Home Izakaya; Make Lemon Sour With Homemade Lemon Syrup

Japanese-style lemon sour is a popular Izakaya cocktail. Some are non-sweet (sometimes it's called Chu-Hi") and others are added lemon (or sugar) syrup. I made homemade lemon syrup (accidentally). It's simple, easy, only 2 ingredients (lemons & sugar), no cooking and no adding water.
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HOME IZAKAYA: The Best Japanese Shochu To Make Lemon Sour (Lemon Chu-Hi) AT HOME

Japanese cocktail, Izakaya cocktail at home. Japanese lemon sour also called Lemon Chu-Hi is simply made of distilled spirits such as Shochu/ vodka. For the authentic and lowe alcohol content sour/Chu-Hi, let's use Japanese Shochu. Shochu offers several flavors, and choose mugi/rice or Kosui Shochu to make a Japanese sour cocktail.
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Kinkan 101: What Is kumquats fruit?

A citrus fruit called Kinkan in Japan and Kumquat in English looks like a very small orange. Its scientific name is Citrus japonica. The kumquat is a fruit belonging to the Rutaceae family and is native to China. It was introduced to Japan from China and has been used as a traditional healing practice since ancient times. Kinkan fruits are a very popular citrus fruit in Japan, and when I was a kid, I often secretly ate them in my garden.
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Japanese Curry Mix: Golden Curry Recipe With Frozen Seafood Mix

Isn't Seafood preparation hard work? Use frozen seafood mix and make Japanese curry and rice for an easy summer dinner. Japanese curry, a most popular staple comfort food in Japan, is super easy to make. Traditional Japanese curry often makes beef, pork, chicken, and a variety of veggies such as potatoes, carrots, and onion, but, in this recipe, use only onion and garlic to enhance seafood flavor. , rest overnight is more delicious, but, this seafood curry can be served for 1 hour.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: Quirky Japanese Delicacy Guide

Everyone prefers to learn about “the popular appetizers” that the Japanese often order at Izakaya restaurants in Japan. Yet, it’s just a prologue to becoming a Sake connoisseur at home. There are thousands of unique food all over the world, often, they sound really weird and “no thank you” to us who come from different cultures. Needless to say, my country, Japan can be found as one of the top countries that have unique food. These quirky Japanese delicacies that I introduce today may sound disgusting to you, but, hope you’ll read this post with respect. LOL.
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Japanese Hot Pot Recipe: Easy Chicken Meat Ball Nabe

This Chicken ball nabe, which my family calls TORIDANGO NABE, is my mom's specialty and cozy, healthy, savory winter food. Making TORIDANGO is super-easy to make, minced onions give sweet flavor and you can't miss adding ginger to a delicious hint in the ball and soup.
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Izakaya At Home! Japanese Staple Chicken Gizzards “SUNAGIMO” Nibbles Recipes

My top 3 chicken gizzards finger food recipes for Home Izakaya. Whether you’re throwing a party or planning ahead for an Izakaya date at home, these nibbles will win by authentic Japanese SUNAGIMO recipes that you can’t get anywhere else. We love its texture, so we even don’t try to tenderize it. Chicken gizzards are so reasonable and have addictive textures. These recipes are also super-easy to make.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: KOTSUZAKE 101

Kotsuzake is one of the traditional ways to enjoy hot sake more in the unique method which is infusing the flavor of the toasted or grilled fish/ dried fish/ bones in the hot Sake. Commonly, In Japan, use whole river fish such as iwana mountain trout, ayu sweet fish, but, you can substitute with light-flavored white fish to make Kotsuzake.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: HIREZAKE 101

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Japanese Delicacy Guide: UMESUISHO

Umesuisho is one of the luxury delicacies as nibbles for alcohol lovers in Japan. A beautiful reddish pink delicacy, you can make this with unique ingredients-chicken breast bones, pig's ears, or wild ear mushrooms.
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Japanese Potato Croquettes: Japanese-Style Deep-Fried Panko Mashed Potato Cake Is So Delicious

Japanese fried potato cakes aka Korokke. One of the famous comfort food in Japan. A crispy Panko and savory natural sweet filling are delicious and addictive, often served as a main dish (!), Obento item, the filling for a sandwich, and Izakaya nibble.
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Japanese Meal Prep Recipe: MISO-FLAVORED GROUND MEAT CALLED “NIKUMISO”

NIKUMISO is a popular meal-prep item in Japan which is stir-fried ground meat such as pork, chicken, or pork&beef mix with plenty of minced garlic and ginger, and miso paste. Surely, the hint of this popular flavored ground meat is from Chinese dishes. It is added with sugar so that NIKUMISO is a savory sweet miso flavor (also it is addictive), moreover, you can make it spicy while adding chili peppers or chili paste. NIKUMISO is actually a super-versatile item besides delicious, easy to make, and will last for 5 days in a fridge and 2 months in a freezer.
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Japanese TERIMAYO Shrimp Recipe: Easy, Savory, Creamy! Shrimp Stir-Fry With Teriyaki Mayonnaise

Easy 30 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp made with a homemade AUTHENTIC JAPANESE teriyaki sauce. This teriyaki shrimp stir fry is called TERIMAYO shrimp, an easy and flavorful dish that combines savory teriyaki sauce and creamy rich Japanese mayonnaise. You can change or add the vegetables as you like. It is ready in under 30 minutes (not counting making authentic teriyaki sauce), a super easy meal for a busy weeknight! Serving over rice will be perfect!
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[Instant Pot/ Pressure Cooker/ Stovetop] NIKUJYAGA: Japanese Potato AND Pork Stew?… It’s A Side Dish

"Japanese pork and potato stew" called "Nikujaga" is not the main dish, which is a popular comfort side dish. It is not a dish to enjoy the soup although it is cooked with the Japanese basic broth. Technically, the main ingredient is potatoes. Easy to cook, quick and savory side dish for any occasion such as weeknight and weekend dinners, and gatherings.
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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MISO FROM SCRATCH: The Step Guide To Make Rice Koji Miso

Traditional Japanese miso paste with simple 4 ingredients, a simple process. This miso paste recipe makes for a great mild yellow miso using koji rice.
Food & Recipes

Classic Japanese GYOZA Dumpling AND Gyoza Sauce Recipe

Iconic golden crispy on the bottom, pretty pleats on the top, moreover, savory juicy inside. This classic Japanese pan-fried dumplings called Gyoza recipe serves up a popular weekend meal as well as a great appetizer for the party! No way you can compare homemade gyoza dumplings with take-out Gyoza from Japanese-like oriental restaurants or frozen chicken potstickers!
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Home Izakaya! How To Make Japanese Style Lemon Sour

Craving for a refreshing lemon cocktail? But, away from the stylish sweet one? Here's the Japanese Izakaya style dry Lemon sour recipe. Fresh lemons infused in Shochu or vodka (need ABV right?) brings a tangy zing to this classic Japanese popular Izakaya drink! Making frozen lemon flesh ice, it'll never be watery. Super-easy to make, better to try this summer! Since it is dry lemon sour, it goes perfectly with Japanese cuisine.
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Home Izakaya! How To Choose The Carbonated Water For The Best Whiskey/Shochu Highball

"Highball" in Japan; the popular casual Izakaya drink which is the same as whiskey and soda. As the common recipe, daily casual whiskey, carbonated water, and a lemon wedge. You can use any kind of carbonated water (or natural sparkling water) for making the best Japanese highball? Nope. Today, I am going to tell you how to choose the best-carbonated water for making Japanese highball at home and the health benefits of carbonated water as a bonus.
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My Home Izakaya; Make Lemon Sour With Homemade Lemon Syrup

Japanese-style lemon sour is a popular Izakaya cocktail. Some are non-sweet (sometimes it's called Chu-Hi") and others are added lemon (or sugar) syrup. I made homemade lemon syrup (accidentally). It's simple, easy, only 2 ingredients (lemons & sugar), no cooking and no adding water.
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HOME IZAKAYA: The Best Japanese Shochu To Make Lemon Sour (Lemon Chu-Hi) AT HOME

Japanese cocktail, Izakaya cocktail at home. Japanese lemon sour also called Lemon Chu-Hi is simply made of distilled spirits such as Shochu/ vodka. For the authentic and lowe alcohol content sour/Chu-Hi, let's use Japanese Shochu. Shochu offers several flavors, and choose mugi/rice or Kosui Shochu to make a Japanese sour cocktail.
Food & Recipes

Kinkan 101: What Is kumquats fruit?

A citrus fruit called Kinkan in Japan and Kumquat in English looks like a very small orange. Its scientific name is Citrus japonica. The kumquat is a fruit belonging to the Rutaceae family and is native to China. It was introduced to Japan from China and has been used as a traditional healing practice since ancient times. Kinkan fruits are a very popular citrus fruit in Japan, and when I was a kid, I often secretly ate them in my garden.
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Japanese Curry Mix: Golden Curry Recipe With Frozen Seafood Mix

Isn't Seafood preparation hard work? Use frozen seafood mix and make Japanese curry and rice for an easy summer dinner. Japanese curry, a most popular staple comfort food in Japan, is super easy to make. Traditional Japanese curry often makes beef, pork, chicken, and a variety of veggies such as potatoes, carrots, and onion, but, in this recipe, use only onion and garlic to enhance seafood flavor. , rest overnight is more delicious, but, this seafood curry can be served for 1 hour.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: Quirky Japanese Delicacy Guide

Everyone prefers to learn about “the popular appetizers” that the Japanese often order at Izakaya restaurants in Japan. Yet, it’s just a prologue to becoming a Sake connoisseur at home. There are thousands of unique food all over the world, often, they sound really weird and “no thank you” to us who come from different cultures. Needless to say, my country, Japan can be found as one of the top countries that have unique food. These quirky Japanese delicacies that I introduce today may sound disgusting to you, but, hope you’ll read this post with respect. LOL.
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Japanese Hot Pot Recipe: Easy Chicken Meat Ball Nabe

This Chicken ball nabe, which my family calls TORIDANGO NABE, is my mom's specialty and cozy, healthy, savory winter food. Making TORIDANGO is super-easy to make, minced onions give sweet flavor and you can't miss adding ginger to a delicious hint in the ball and soup.
Food & Recipes

Izakaya At Home! Japanese Staple Chicken Gizzards “SUNAGIMO” Nibbles Recipes

My top 3 chicken gizzards finger food recipes for Home Izakaya. Whether you’re throwing a party or planning ahead for an Izakaya date at home, these nibbles will win by authentic Japanese SUNAGIMO recipes that you can’t get anywhere else. We love its texture, so we even don’t try to tenderize it. Chicken gizzards are so reasonable and have addictive textures. These recipes are also super-easy to make.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: KOTSUZAKE 101

Kotsuzake is one of the traditional ways to enjoy hot sake more in the unique method which is infusing the flavor of the toasted or grilled fish/ dried fish/ bones in the hot Sake. Commonly, In Japan, use whole river fish such as iwana mountain trout, ayu sweet fish, but, you can substitute with light-flavored white fish to make Kotsuzake.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: HIREZAKE 101

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Japanese Delicacy Guide: UMESUISHO

Umesuisho is one of the luxury delicacies as nibbles for alcohol lovers in Japan. A beautiful reddish pink delicacy, you can make this with unique ingredients-chicken breast bones, pig's ears, or wild ear mushrooms.
Food & Recipes

Japanese Potato Croquettes: Japanese-Style Deep-Fried Panko Mashed Potato Cake Is So Delicious

Japanese fried potato cakes aka Korokke. One of the famous comfort food in Japan. A crispy Panko and savory natural sweet filling are delicious and addictive, often served as a main dish (!), Obento item, the filling for a sandwich, and Izakaya nibble.
Food & Recipes

Japanese Meal Prep Recipe: MISO-FLAVORED GROUND MEAT CALLED “NIKUMISO”

NIKUMISO is a popular meal-prep item in Japan which is stir-fried ground meat such as pork, chicken, or pork&beef mix with plenty of minced garlic and ginger, and miso paste. Surely, the hint of this popular flavored ground meat is from Chinese dishes. It is added with sugar so that NIKUMISO is a savory sweet miso flavor (also it is addictive), moreover, you can make it spicy while adding chili peppers or chili paste. NIKUMISO is actually a super-versatile item besides delicious, easy to make, and will last for 5 days in a fridge and 2 months in a freezer.
Food & Recipes

Japanese TERIMAYO Shrimp Recipe: Easy, Savory, Creamy! Shrimp Stir-Fry With Teriyaki Mayonnaise

Easy 30 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp made with a homemade AUTHENTIC JAPANESE teriyaki sauce. This teriyaki shrimp stir fry is called TERIMAYO shrimp, an easy and flavorful dish that combines savory teriyaki sauce and creamy rich Japanese mayonnaise. You can change or add the vegetables as you like. It is ready in under 30 minutes (not counting making authentic teriyaki sauce), a super easy meal for a busy weeknight! Serving over rice will be perfect!
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[Instant Pot/ Pressure Cooker/ Stovetop] NIKUJYAGA: Japanese Potato AND Pork Stew?… It’s A Side Dish

"Japanese pork and potato stew" called "Nikujaga" is not the main dish, which is a popular comfort side dish. It is not a dish to enjoy the soup although it is cooked with the Japanese basic broth. Technically, the main ingredient is potatoes. Easy to cook, quick and savory side dish for any occasion such as weeknight and weekend dinners, and gatherings.
Japanese Wellness

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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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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Best Japanese Bath Salts You Should Buy For Your Luxury Time; Benefits & How To Use

The ultimate guide of Japanese bath salt products. What Are Japanese bath salts? How you can choose the best bath salts for your conditions? What you can expect from Japanese bath salts? What products are available on Amazon? All about popular Japanese bath salt that you want to know today. Also, it helps to choose the best gift for your important people.
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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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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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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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