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Japanese Style Present Wrapping: A 5 Minute Guide

How to Wrap Presents Japanese Style If you have ever shopped at a department store in Japan (or indeed at The Japanese Shop), you probably will have noticed the beautiful way in which items are wrapped. Japanese style gift wrapping is a particular art form that many marvel at, which is why we have created …

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The Best Places to Eat in Oita and Yokohama While Visiting for the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup is in full swing, and if you’re lucky enough to be in Japan to watch the games, you may well be keen to enjoy local culture – in particular, the food. If you were hoping to see a bar guide, fear not. We’ve got your Japanese beverage needs covered in our previous blog post, so …

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Save the Date – The Japanese Shop Pop-Up at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Save the date for our pop up shop at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show! On 13th-15th September, the Japanese Shop will be at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground selling a variety of authentic Japanese items from our online shop. What to Expect: Kokeshi Dolls These authentic wooden dolls are known as famous Japanese …

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Three Authentic Japanese Beers You Need To Try

Beer is a beverage enjoyed by many in Japan, being the number one choice of many of its (approx.) 126million population. As a popular choice, the emergence of local ales and breweries has seen a significant increase over the past 20 years. However, the big breweries remain dominant in many establishments, particularly in the tourist areas. …

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Japanese Symbolic Animals And Their Meaning

Japanese Symbolic Animals and their Meanings

Japanese symbolic animals are a huge and important part of Japanese culture, with inclusion in traditional sculptures, prints, and more. This post uncovers the  Japanese spiritual symbols of a range of Japanese animals, including some Japanese folklore animals, that you may or may not be familiar with. Butterflies – ‘Choho’ Japan perceives the butterfly to …

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The Best Japanese Bars in Yokohama and Tokyo Ahead of the Rugby World Cup

If you’re travelling to Japan for the Rugby World Cup, you’ve chosen an excellent time to go! Despite concerns that Japan will run out of beer during this year’s Rugby World Cup, you can seek reassurance knowing that the beautiful coastal semi-finals location, Yokohama, is known as ‘beer city Japan’ – the home of Japan’s …

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