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Culture, Etiquette

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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Tanigumisan Kegonji – The Last Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage Destination; My Secret Temple In Gifu, Japan

This temple is well-known as the last destination of the pilgrimage for local people, maybe not for international visitors much. Gifu prefecture is already recognized as a hidden sightseeing spot, moreover, this temple is also a hidden gem in the hidden prefecture. It is not suitable for the first Japan trip, but just reading my post is fun to know about the temple.
Travel Tips

High Japan Travel Season, BUT You Will Miss Japanese Traditional & Cultural Experiences By NOT TRAVELLING In Those Seasons

Traveling to Japan? Do you know the Japanese high seasons? Cherry blossoms, sure. There are several high reasons that you have a hard time traveling around due to the crowd, and not so friendly for your budget. However, it will still worth seeing Japanese tradition, beauty and uniqueness in Japan. If you want to have authentic Japanese experiences, you should read this why you should travel to Japan even in high seasons.
Culture, Etiquette

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.
Culture, Etiquette

The Informative Guide To Japan Shrine Manners & Omikuji Things To Do

Visiting Japan? The top attraction of things to do in Japan is "visiting Shrines and Temples". Shrines are the place where God lives, we are happy for you to pay respects following official steps. This site tells you the most common manners for the shrine visit and also guides about after-attraction such as drawing Omikuji.
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Things To Do In Mino City, Gifu, Japan; The Memorable, Peaceful, Historical Town

Things to do in Gifu? Visit Mino city located in the center of Gifu surrounded by great nature. The city is famous for Mino Washi Paper selected in UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. Stroll around "Udatsu no Agaru" historical district, get relaxation from soft warm lantern lights made of Mino washi paper. Stylish cafe, Kawaii Mino washi shopping, and great views from the hill.
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The Aesthetic Washi Paper As Japanese Tradition

The beautiful Japanese traditional paper - known as Washi (和紙) is thin, strong, soft, absorbent, and long-lasting giving a simple warmth. Making-washi paper has about 1,300 years of history and its impressive craftmanship is worth knowing as world heritage. This is the informative guide to get to know Washi paper more than those as "washi tape".
Culture, Etiquette

The Meaning Of Senba Zuru; Why The Japanese Make The Thousand Paper Cranes

An origami crane and a thousand cranes are well-known in Japanese culture and as the symbol of peace. In Japan, Japanese cranes have been believed as "Happiness birds" since ancient years. Sadako's story has been enhancing the meaning of paper cranes as a prayer for peace but so you know there are more meanings in Japan?
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