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Only 3 Step-Healthy Snack! Quick, Easy, Super Healthy Yamitsuki Cabbage With Sesame Oil

Make a delicious, healthy fresh vegetable snack ready in just three steps! This super-simple quick veggie snack is called Yamitsuki Cabbage, which means Addictive cabbage, and is the popular Izakaya snack in Japan. The perfect option when you need healthy snacks or late-night cravings. Why is it so addictive? Because of high-quality toasted sesame oil and a little bit of mineral salt.
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The Ultimate Step Guide To Traditional Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

LEARN THE STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE AUTHENTIC MISO SOUP IN 3 MINUTES! Traditional staple soup made with Japanese dashi broth, miso paste, and various ingredients. There are countless combinations including types of dashi broth, types of miso paste, and ingredients from vegetables to meat. Nothing can beat homemade miso soup. In this recipe, you can learn how to make miso soup with kombu dashi/ without dashi.
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MISOZUKE: How To Make Japanese Pickles With Miso

If you want to add more quick pickles recipes, then these miso pickles are coming next to try at home. Japanese pickles are mostly salty! so as MISOZUKE. To avoid salty MISOZUKE pickles, choose sweet miso paste and check out the pickling process every 3 hours. Also, cut vegetables into a large size or don't cut them! I love my MISODOKO (the pickling “bed", the mix for pickling) for providing traditional Japanese (salty) food to my kitchen! (Oh, I've been missing WASHOKU at my home in Japan. ) You don't need attention every day – not just like NUKADOKO. Just mix your choice of Miso paste, sugar, and Sake. Enjoy probiotic-rich, fragrant pickles to accompany rice, salad, and Japanese Sake.
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AVOCADO AND CREAM CHEESE Great For MISOZUKE| Effortless Pressed Sushi Recipe

Marinate avocado in miso! It's an unexpected combination, but the rich buttery creamy flavor will be enhanced and goes well with not only the avocado but also rice and Japanese sake. “Pressed sushi” called Oshizushi is a traditional type of sushi, which literally made by pressing sushi rice and ingredients in a container. Aesthetic, this block-shaped sushi can be an eye-catching dish at a party. Moreover, it is effortless, and super-easy to make even if you've never tried making sushi. Since this recipe is used Misozuke avocado and cream cheese, so I skip seasoning the sushi rice.
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How 5 Insider secrets of “Japanese HighBall” Brings You To Know Japanese Culture

The Japanese Highball is a little far away from the classic highball cocktail at a stylish bar. "Highball" in Japan mainly often refers to "whiskey and soda" or sometimes "Shochu and soda". Highball is really popular Izakaya drink as well as ice-cold draft beer, Chu-Hi, and lemon sour! RELAX, I want to introduce a "Japanese-style" whiskey highball but that doesn't mean it is made of JAPANESE WHISKEY. So refreshing, dry, simple, fizzy, and fresh lemon, that's all need!
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How Do I Pressure Cook Pork Neckbones In Instant Pot: Japanese Style Tender Neck Bones

LEARN HOW TO COOK JAPANESE-STYLE PORK NECK BONES IN AN INSTANT POT/PRESSURE COOKER! Juicy & Tender, Easy pork neck bones recipe. This recipe is inspired by Japanese braised pork belly called "Buta No Kakuni", pressure cook neckbones in sweet, savory soy sauce-based soup. I am going to tell you how to clean neckbones! You can make the Japanese-style pork neck bones for 20 minutes using the pressure cook function in an Instant pot. You can use a pressure cooker you already have.
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.
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Steamed Basted Eggs Recipe: Fluffy, Soft, Easy Fried Eggs Without Greasy And Lacy Crispy Edges

Taste better than ever! I believe that steamed basted eggs are the best eggs to make at home, which is the typical way to make fried eggs from the sunny side up to over well in Japanese cooking recipes. A basted egg is cooked in less oil or butter and then add tablespoons of water to the pan to create steam. It’s a nearly easy & quick way to cook fried eggs-fluffy, soft, non-greasy, and you can cook perfect york as you like.
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Catch Up With New Trends In Japan: Homemade Cola Recipe

Homemade cola aka "Craft cola" is carefully made from raw materials. Moreover, you can make an organic cola drink that you know all ingredients in this refreshing sweet cola drink that everyone loves worldwide. With its exotic spice and hints of citrus, this "Craft Cola" is so refreshing and addictive. Add this aromatic delicate McCola to milk, coffee, tea, beer, gin, vodka, whiskey, and of course, rum to entertain your guests!
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What’s TSUKEMONO: Japanese Pickles Complete Guide

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Dashi Kelp 101: How To Make Japanese Kombu Dashi At Home

As you know, Dashi refers to Japanese soup stocks that are used for a lot of Japanese cooking. Kombu Dashi is one of the staple dashi made from Kombu (dried kelp) which contains a lot of glutamic acids and brings many nutritional values. Unlike Awase dashi or Iriko dashi, kombu dashi has a mild and refreshing flavor but a more complex and distinctive taste. Moreover, it’s vegetarian, vegan-friendly, enough to make you happy. You can also freeze this authentic genuine Kombu dashi when making a big batch.
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Authentic Japanese MISOZUKE TOFU: Easy Appetizer For Japanese Sake

Tofu misozuke is a traditional Japanese delicacy that requires a fermentaion period in miso paste for 1 week to years. To enjoy misozuke tofu safely at home, let's make the soft, creamy, cream cheese-like with the hint of fermented soy (miso) flavored tofu. For the salad, rice, toast, and dipping & crackers. The important key is to remove water from tofu thoughtfully. Otherwise, it may cause the tofu to rotten. Marinate the tofu for up to 3 days, and consume it within a week.
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Nikiri: How To Burn Off Alcohol In Japanese Cooking?

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How To Store Umeboshi: Need To Be Refrigerated?

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Culture, Etiquette

NODA HORO MADE IN JAPAN: The Porcelain Enamel Container Is Perfect For Japanese TSUKEMONO Pickles

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Homemade Japanese Chunky Tartar Sauce

This easy homemade Japanese tartar sauce is better than anything (especially you're hungry) you can buy at the store. It’s creamy, refreshing, kicking, filling, and perfect for serving next to your favorite deep-fried dishes and sandwiches. Mayonnaise provides the whole balance of flavor in this tartar sauce. For the best tartar sauce, (and this recipe is made with Japanese mayo,) you've gotta try Japanese mayonnaise. Pickles add crunch and flavor to the sauce. You can use dill pickles, but I recommend switching to pickled jalapeno instead of common pickles. Japanese ginger pickles also give you a unique sweet flavor.
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Umeboshi Plums 101: Health Benefits, How To Eat, How To Make Iconic Japanese TSUKEMONO

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Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna Steak With Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

Ahi tuna is high in protein, low in fat, technically healthy, and very easy to cook. Learn the secret to preparing tuna to cut off the fishy taste and pull out the Umami flavor for a sesame-crusted seared tuna steak. It may seem fancy like the dinner for holidays, date nights, and special occasions, but honestly, it’s very easy, simple, and tasty, and both best parts, ahi tuna and authentic! Japanese Teriyaki sauce is a ridiculously savory combination! Only the effort you may need is to make Teriyaki sauce and Japanese citrus chili paste in advance.
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.
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NODA HORO MADE IN JAPAN: The Porcelain Enamel Container Is Perfect For Japanese TSUKEMONO Pickles

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Culture, Etiquette

Japanese Calligraphy And Kakizome; Things You Want To Know

How facts about Japanese calligraphy can be a part of your life? Japanese calligraphy called Shodo (or Kakikata) can improve focus and concentration, calm and clear your mind, and can help increase self-confidence-giving you Zen inspiration. Indeed, I can feel the same sensations after practicing meditation/ Yoga. Kakizome is basically drawing New Year's resolution as one of Japanese New Year's traditions. In this article, I'll tell you the purpose of Japanese calligraphy and how to start Shodo with the basics.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 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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Only 3 Step-Healthy Snack! Quick, Easy, Super Healthy Yamitsuki Cabbage With Sesame Oil

Make a delicious, healthy fresh vegetable snack ready in just three steps! This super-simple quick veggie snack is called Yamitsuki Cabbage, which means Addictive cabbage, and is the popular Izakaya snack in Japan. The perfect option when you need healthy snacks or late-night cravings. Why is it so addictive? Because of high-quality toasted sesame oil and a little bit of mineral salt.
Food & Recipes

The Ultimate Step Guide To Traditional Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

LEARN THE STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE AUTHENTIC MISO SOUP IN 3 MINUTES! Traditional staple soup made with Japanese dashi broth, miso paste, and various ingredients. There are countless combinations including types of dashi broth, types of miso paste, and ingredients from vegetables to meat. Nothing can beat homemade miso soup. In this recipe, you can learn how to make miso soup with kombu dashi/ without dashi.
Food & Recipes

MISOZUKE: How To Make Japanese Pickles With Miso

If you want to add more quick pickles recipes, then these miso pickles are coming next to try at home. Japanese pickles are mostly salty! so as MISOZUKE. To avoid salty MISOZUKE pickles, choose sweet miso paste and check out the pickling process every 3 hours. Also, cut vegetables into a large size or don't cut them! I love my MISODOKO (the pickling “bed", the mix for pickling) for providing traditional Japanese (salty) food to my kitchen! (Oh, I've been missing WASHOKU at my home in Japan. ) You don't need attention every day – not just like NUKADOKO. Just mix your choice of Miso paste, sugar, and Sake. Enjoy probiotic-rich, fragrant pickles to accompany rice, salad, and Japanese Sake.
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AVOCADO AND CREAM CHEESE Great For MISOZUKE| Effortless Pressed Sushi Recipe

Marinate avocado in miso! It's an unexpected combination, but the rich buttery creamy flavor will be enhanced and goes well with not only the avocado but also rice and Japanese sake. “Pressed sushi” called Oshizushi is a traditional type of sushi, which literally made by pressing sushi rice and ingredients in a container. Aesthetic, this block-shaped sushi can be an eye-catching dish at a party. Moreover, it is effortless, and super-easy to make even if you've never tried making sushi. Since this recipe is used Misozuke avocado and cream cheese, so I skip seasoning the sushi rice.
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How 5 Insider secrets of “Japanese HighBall” Brings You To Know Japanese Culture

The Japanese Highball is a little far away from the classic highball cocktail at a stylish bar. "Highball" in Japan mainly often refers to "whiskey and soda" or sometimes "Shochu and soda". Highball is really popular Izakaya drink as well as ice-cold draft beer, Chu-Hi, and lemon sour! RELAX, I want to introduce a "Japanese-style" whiskey highball but that doesn't mean it is made of JAPANESE WHISKEY. So refreshing, dry, simple, fizzy, and fresh lemon, that's all need!
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How Do I Pressure Cook Pork Neckbones In Instant Pot: Japanese Style Tender Neck Bones

LEARN HOW TO COOK JAPANESE-STYLE PORK NECK BONES IN AN INSTANT POT/PRESSURE COOKER! Juicy & Tender, Easy pork neck bones recipe. This recipe is inspired by Japanese braised pork belly called "Buta No Kakuni", pressure cook neckbones in sweet, savory soy sauce-based soup. I am going to tell you how to clean neckbones! You can make the Japanese-style pork neck bones for 20 minutes using the pressure cook function in an Instant pot. You can use a pressure cooker you already have.
Food & Recipes

Steamed Basted Eggs Recipe: Fluffy, Soft, Easy Fried Eggs Without Greasy And Lacy Crispy Edges

Taste better than ever! I believe that steamed basted eggs are the best eggs to make at home, which is the typical way to make fried eggs from the sunny side up to over well in Japanese cooking recipes. A basted egg is cooked in less oil or butter and then add tablespoons of water to the pan to create steam. It’s a nearly easy & quick way to cook fried eggs-fluffy, soft, non-greasy, and you can cook perfect york as you like.
Food & Recipes

Catch Up With New Trends In Japan: Homemade Cola Recipe

Homemade cola aka "Craft cola" is carefully made from raw materials. Moreover, you can make an organic cola drink that you know all ingredients in this refreshing sweet cola drink that everyone loves worldwide. With its exotic spice and hints of citrus, this "Craft Cola" is so refreshing and addictive. Add this aromatic delicate McCola to milk, coffee, tea, beer, gin, vodka, whiskey, and of course, rum to entertain your guests!
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What’s TSUKEMONO: Japanese Pickles Complete Guide

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Dashi Kelp 101: How To Make Japanese Kombu Dashi At Home

As you know, Dashi refers to Japanese soup stocks that are used for a lot of Japanese cooking. Kombu Dashi is one of the staple dashi made from Kombu (dried kelp) which contains a lot of glutamic acids and brings many nutritional values. Unlike Awase dashi or Iriko dashi, kombu dashi has a mild and refreshing flavor but a more complex and distinctive taste. Moreover, it’s vegetarian, vegan-friendly, enough to make you happy. You can also freeze this authentic genuine Kombu dashi when making a big batch.
Food & Recipes

Authentic Japanese MISOZUKE TOFU: Easy Appetizer For Japanese Sake

Tofu misozuke is a traditional Japanese delicacy that requires a fermentaion period in miso paste for 1 week to years. To enjoy misozuke tofu safely at home, let's make the soft, creamy, cream cheese-like with the hint of fermented soy (miso) flavored tofu. For the salad, rice, toast, and dipping & crackers. The important key is to remove water from tofu thoughtfully. Otherwise, it may cause the tofu to rotten. Marinate the tofu for up to 3 days, and consume it within a week.
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Nikiri: How To Burn Off Alcohol In Japanese Cooking?

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Food & Recipes

How To Store Umeboshi: Need To Be Refrigerated?

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Homemade Japanese Chunky Tartar Sauce

This easy homemade Japanese tartar sauce is better than anything (especially you're hungry) you can buy at the store. It’s creamy, refreshing, kicking, filling, and perfect for serving next to your favorite deep-fried dishes and sandwiches. Mayonnaise provides the whole balance of flavor in this tartar sauce. For the best tartar sauce, (and this recipe is made with Japanese mayo,) you've gotta try Japanese mayonnaise. Pickles add crunch and flavor to the sauce. You can use dill pickles, but I recommend switching to pickled jalapeno instead of common pickles. Japanese ginger pickles also give you a unique sweet flavor.
Food & Recipes

Umeboshi Plums 101: Health Benefits, How To Eat, How To Make Iconic Japanese TSUKEMONO

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Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna Steak With Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

Ahi tuna is high in protein, low in fat, technically healthy, and very easy to cook. Learn the secret to preparing tuna to cut off the fishy taste and pull out the Umami flavor for a sesame-crusted seared tuna steak. It may seem fancy like the dinner for holidays, date nights, and special occasions, but honestly, it’s very easy, simple, and tasty, and both best parts, ahi tuna and authentic! Japanese Teriyaki sauce is a ridiculously savory combination! Only the effort you may need is to make Teriyaki sauce and Japanese citrus chili paste in advance.
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Napa (Chinese) Cabbage 101 In Japanese Cooking; Nutrition, Shopping and Storage Tips, Recipes

Napa cabbage is the type of Chinese cabbage and called "Hakusai" in Japan. It's the popular winter veggie (in Japan) and it can't be called Japanese hot pot without it. (kidding.) It contains mostly water (low-cal, low-carb) but is rich in Vitamin C, K, and potassium. Moreover, it's one of the handy veggies to cook for salad, stir-fry, saute, soup, stew...between crispy texture to melty texture. Read this post to know health benefits, the shopping, store, and cooking tips.
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The Heart Of Japanese Fermented Food, Koji Rice| How To Make Shio-Koji

Shio koji, the Japanese fermented condiments made of grain koji, water, and salt. Mix them and fermented the mixture at room temperature until the mixture thickens on a sweet, funky aroma. Rich nutrition, and rich Umami flavor. Shio-koji is a versatile condiment for stir-fry, making pickled vegetables, and marinade sauce to tenderize the meat and reduce the fishy flavor of fish.
Japanese Wellness

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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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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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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