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A Comprehensive Guide to the Japanese Ninja

  The Rise of the Ninja Although hotly debated, ninjas are believed to have first emerged during early feudal Japan (somewhere between the 12th and 15th century), a time when aristocratic rule had collapsed and chaos overcame the country. Unlike samurai, who were known to fight honourably, ninjas were free from rules, using unorthodox tactics […]

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Japanese Sake: The Comprehensive Guide

What is Japanese sake? Sake (pronounced sah-kay) is an alcoholic Japanese drink made predominantly from rice. It is a popular part of Japanese cuisine and can be enjoyed at home, in restaurants and at special occasions such as weddings. The word sake can also be used as a more general reference to any other alcoholic […]

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How to Make Japanese Pancakes

Okonomiyaki: ‘Whatever You Like in a Pancake’ If you have ever been to Japan, you might have seen self-service teppanyaki restaurants serving okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes) and yakiniku (BBQ meat), in which diners cook their own food on a griddle. This post explains how to make Japanese pancakes (okonomiyaki) and explores pancake culture in Japan. What […]

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Gift Giving on Japanese Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is renowned for being the most romantic day in the annual calendar, giving couples the chance to express their love through the art of thoughtful gestures and the exchanging of gifts.

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Symbolism of Japanese Birds

In 2017, the Japanese welcomed in the year of the bird. Celebrated and revered throughout Japan, the bird is symbolic of longevity, luck, love and much more. Although there are several Japanese birds which play an integral part in both the country’s cultural and religious life, this blog will explore three of the most prominent: […]

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How to Get Good Luck with a Japanese Daruma Doll

Daruma dolls, otherwise known as Dharma dolls, are Japan’s answer to achieving goals. Whether you want to lose weight, get a promotion at work or find love, Daruma dolls are thought to bring good luck and stand as a constant reminder of one’s aspirations. But how did Daruma dolls become so popular in Japan and […]

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Why are Japanese Bowls Repaired with Gold?

The Story behind Japanese Bowls with Gold Cracks You may have seen Japanese bowls repaired with gold (if not, take a look at these). I think you’ll agree that they look rather beautiful. Given the nature of their production, each one is unique and consequently has its own special character. But have you ever wondered where the idea […]

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Your Complete Guide to Japanese Etiquette

Every country has a rich and multifaceted culture and Japan is no exception. Although you cannot possibly be expected to learn the intricacies of Japanese etiquette, this guide will help you on your way to walking and talking like the Japanese do.   Taking off your Shoes While travelling through Japan you will undoubtedly take […]

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What is Coming of Age Day in Japan?

Coming of Age Day is held every year and is recognised as a national holiday in Japan, taking place on the second Monday of January. It is a customary rite of passage for all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) and is a national celebration of their first steps into […]

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Lose Christmas Weight with the Japanese Tabata Workout

On Christmas day alone, we are thought to consume an enormous 7,000 calories (that’s a lot of mince pies!). As a result, people across Britain flock to their local gym in an attempt to work off that winter weight. However, these intentions only last so long, with shocking gym statistics showing that the majority of […]

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