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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
5 Things You Should Know About Hinoki Cypress; Hinoki Benefits And The relationship With The Japanese Life
Japanese Hinoki cypress provides benefits for yourself, your family, and your home. Hinoki cypress is the most prized and sacred trees in Japan. Not only as lumbers, but also Hinoki essential oil both are recognized powerful effects; Health, Anti-bacterial, Deodorant, Relaxation. Find out 5 benefits Of Hinoki cypress in this post.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese Bathing Tips: Incorporating Self Care Management For Working Divas
Japanese bathing ritual offers more than surface benefits, which the ancient Japanese bathing tradition is perfect to soothe working divas. In this post, informative bathing tips depends on your concerns such as fatigue, stiff neck and shoulders, back pain, better sleep...Self-care is not selfish. Incorporate the Japanese Bathing Culture for tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.