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Hatsumode in Nagoya – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 27, 2023 By First Admin

Oshogatsu, or New Year, is the most important holiday in Japan. Businesses shut down from January 1 to January 3,...[ Click to read more ]

Gujo Hachiman Bon Dancing Festival in Gifu

Jul 11, 2018 By First Admin

For four magical nights each August, at Gujo Hachiman in Gifu, dancers revelers line the streets until dawn breaks over the...[ Click to read more ]

Earthquake Preparedness in Japan

Jun 14, 2018 By First Admin

Japan is among the world's most seismically active countries, which means that earthquakes are a relatively common occurrence. Small tremors...[ Click to read more ]

Milk, Milk, Milk – Buying Milk in Japan

Dec 07, 2016 By First Admin

Of course finding what you like is a matter of buy and try, but there are a few words that...[ Click to read more ]

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Nabe – Japan’s Hot Pot Cooking

Dec 10, 2015 By First Admin

There is nothing easier or more delicious in winter than a big clay pot brimming with natural ingredients. Nabe, or...[ Click to read more ]

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Pottery Classes in Seto, Gifu at Studio Kasen

Jan 03, 2015 By First Admin

Hiorshige Kato is a fourteenth generation pottery master - his family were one of only four families to be protected...[ Click to read more ]

Lost Items in Japan and Shareikin Rewards

Dec 16, 2014 By First Admin

In Japan there is a very old system of "lost and found", based on a 1300-year-old system preceding Japan's urbanization...[ Click to read more ]

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Tebasaki – Famous Nagoya Meibutsu

Aug 05, 2014 By First Admin

Famous foods for any given area in Japan are called meibutsu. Osaka meibutsu is okonomiyaki (as is Hiroshima's meibutsu, but they...[ Click to read more ]

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Personal Name Stamps – Inkan / Hanko

Feb 24, 2014 By First Admin

Whether or not you have lived in Japan long term or short term, or perhaps even just visited briefly, you...[ Click to read more ]

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