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10 Must-Buy Japanese Christmas Presents

Find the Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Japanophile in your Life With Christmas a matter of weeks away, the countdown is on to accumulate the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you have a shinnichi in your life, or are just on the hunt for unique Japanese Christmas presents, we are here to make …

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Japanese Christmas Gift Ideas and Inspiration

Although Christmas Day is not recognised as a national holiday in Japan, Christmas is still a hugely popular event which is celebrated every year. In Japan, Christmas is acknowledged as a time to spread happiness rather than a religious occasion, and features gift-giving at its centre. Whether you are an avid lover of all things …

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Japanese Table Manners and Chopstick Etiquette

Japanese Table Manners and Chopstick Etiquette

Japanese food is known the world over, but Japanese table manners are something that has been known to cause even the most confident tourist to break out in a sweat of nervousness. While most of the time you probably won’t offend anyone, there are some elements of Japanese table etiquette that need to be carefully …

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Our Step-by-Step Guide: How to Use Chopsticks

We’ve all been there: headed out for a healthy Japanese meal, ordered our favourite Katsu curry, only to find that we spend hours awkwardly trying to figure out how to use the chopsticks so that we can eat more than one grain of rice before our dinner goes cold. With Asian cuisine booming in the …

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Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Tableware

A Guide to Japanese Tableware Have you ever sat down at a traditional Japanese meal and not known what each bowl is for and where your cutlery was? The Japanese have a large array of tableware and if you haven’t done your research it can be hard to know what goes where and why you …

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The Easy Way to Get Your Child Using Chopsticks

Teach Your Child to Use Chopsticks with CleverstiX Chopsticks are the eating utensil of choice throughout virtually all of East Asia, so if you’re moving out there or taking your little one on holiday, it’s time to get practicing. CleverstiX, the latest product in our range, provide a fun and easy way to get your …

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5 Minute Guide to Japanese Table Manners

How to Give the Right Impression When Dining in Japan Certain dining etiquette is universal. It’s generally a bad idea to discuss unappealing or tasteless topics, and you should never just leave the table without first excusing yourself and thanking your host. However, most countries also hold their own unique customs – and in the …

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Japanese Tableware Traditions

The Art and Etiquette of Japanese Dining Japanese tableware traditions are centred around the food and are not just influenced by the type of meal to be consumed, but are also steeped in traditions based around the religions of Shinto and Zen Buddhism. From these influences, we can see the minimalist elegance that we associate …

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