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Popular Japanese Sweets and Treats

Japanese cuisine is strongly associated with classy restaurants and premium-quality seafood dishes, amongst many other gastronomic delights. However, sweet treats often fall by the wayside…

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Shibori Dyeing Techniques

As Shibori patterns grow more popular and more fashionable on the British high street, we thought we’d dig a little deeper into the history of…

9 Japanese Traditions

The Land of the Rising Sun is a country with historic and contempory traditions abound. While there may be plenty of Japanese traditions which come…

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Japanese Summer Clothing

The Japanese have cultural festivals abound, and they don’t stop when the temperature (not to forget the humidity) ramp up! When you step outside into…

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The Quick Guide to Omamori!

Omamori – what are they? What does it mean? What do I keep mentioning them at every shrine in every travel blog post? Well it’s…