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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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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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Common Decluttering Mistakes I Made In The Danshari Method

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How Do The Japanese Make Tough Meat Tender At Home; 3 Marinade Sauce Brings Best Results In My Life

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.
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Yakiniku No Tare Recipe- Japanese Style BBQ Sauce

Homemade Japanese barbeque sauce recipe. No mirin required. It can be used as a dipping sauce, marinade sauce, seasoning sauce, and salad dressing.
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Japanese Home Cooking Recipe; Japanese-style BBQ Beef Salad Bowl With The Extra Asian Breeze

A big salad bowl with the savory, tender sliced beefsteak. Marinate the meat with Japanese traditional BBQ sauce (Yakiniku no Tare) which is also used for the dressing. Sweet chili sauce and chopped cilantro add the extra Asian breeze. Goes well with a cold beer!
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Japanese-Style “Harusame” Bean Thread Noodle Salad

Glass noodles are a common food in Asian cuisine, and it is called "Harusame" in Japanese. Japanese Harusame noodles are mainly made of potato starch. Harusame salad is also a popular salad menu in Japan- it's refreshing and addictive with sesame oil and soy sauce-based dressing. You can use Mung Bean Thread Vermicelli instead, but not rice noodles if you care about calories.
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Japanese Cooking Culture; How to Sun Dry Veggies At Home

Do you use a dehydrator to make dried food at home? In Japan, sun-drying is popular and I enjoy making homemade sun-dried vegetables. On this site, I can tell you what vegetables to sundry, how long, what to use, climate tips, and storing tips with few recipes to use sun-dried veggies.
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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
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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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Miso Soup Trivia; How Much Do You Know About Japanese Soul Soup

Miso soup is no longer mystery Japanese traditional food today. This soul food for the Japanese has been loved as healthy and energy food from ancient years. There are thousands of recipes for miso soup, but you know what? Making miso soup is easy and simple if you know the tips to cook miso paste. In this post, I can tell you tips and trivia to make Japanese miso soup and popular & unique ingredients.
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The Common Japanese Side Dish; Kinpira Guide (Recipe & Tips)

What's Kinpira? Kinpira is a popular Japanese side dish or nibble, commonly root vegetables sautéed with soy sauce, sugar, and Japanese sake. Kinpira is one easy cooking without technique and tools. However, you may need to learn tips to make the perfect crisp Kinpira dish. I will give you the basic recipe with carrots.
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Dive Into Miso World; Japanese Miso Paste 101

Miso is popular not only as a secret weapon for Japanese cuisine, but also as a secret ingredient for other local dishes, and is no longer a "secret". Miso is salty or sweet, red or white bean soy sauce, but do you know exactly what it is? In Japan, there are many types of Miso paste on market beyond red or white. This post may make you tired but dive into the miso culture if you really want to know Miso paste to add the secret flavor to the special dish.
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What’s Koji Miso

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Japan Highlights By Major 8 Regions

Discover what to do, what to eat, what to buy, and best Onsen list in each regon in Japan. Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu (Hokuriku, Tokai, Shishu), Kinki (Kansai), Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa Islands!
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Summer Grilling! Home Izakaya Recipe; Japanese Yakitori Chicken

The meaning of Yakitori is bite-size pieces of meat, seafood, and veggies on bamboo skewers and grilled. Japanese yakitori is classically cooked over small charcoal grills and it attracts visitors with cooking over charcoal gives a smoky and charcoal flavor that's simply Umai (tasty.) Everyone wants to try to make unforgettable Japanese taste at home and what do you think if it's possible to make it? How about reading this post and getting ready for the summer grill?
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Creative! Chicken Yakitori Leftovers Recipes

No more headache, no more waste. Don't you want to have another summer grilling weekend after cleaning leftover Chicken Yakitori in your fridge? The Japanese don't like the waste of food. Here are Japanese home cooking recipes to good to use leftover grilled chicken up. Read this post and find your inspiration!
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