Monthly Archives: March 2019

“Hanami” is a drinking party under cherry trees in full blossom.

“Hanami” is a drinking party under cherry trees in full blossom. Upper class people enjoyed hanami as early as the 9th century, but the common people became to enjoy it during the Edo era.(1600-1869) It is said that farmers estimated … Continue reading

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Today is White day in Japan. What is white day?

On this day, men give women presents in return for the chocolates they received on Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, popular White Day gifts are cookies, jewelry, white chocolate, and marshmallows. This is Japanese custom. This custom in White day was invented by … Continue reading

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Let’s peek nice old times in Yokosuka

This is the link you can see late 70s and early 80s in Yokosuka. http://blog.goo.ne.jp/hagemarupika/e/3e17dea27685f1d9b9e602a7758bb4d7  

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Japanese Diet Food “Konjac”

It’s a kind of yam cake made from Konjac yam, jelly-like texture. Konjac foods are good for your health because they’re no carb, high fiber foods. They also have lots calcium, kalium and minerals. Eat Yam as Konjaku is a … Continue reading

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Modern diseases in Japan: Hay fever / Pollen allergy

You may see lots Japanese people are wearing mask these days. Research* shows that 32.2 percent of Japanese have symptoms of hay fever now. It’s an allergy which is caused by the pollen of certain plants coming into contact with … Continue reading

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Kaiseki Ryouri – Japanses full tea ceremony

Have you tried Kaiseki Ryouri ? Basically designated to be served at a full tea ceremony. Can be eaten at restaurants where formal, high-class Japanese cuisine is served. Made under strict rules such as the food must highlight the season, … Continue reading

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