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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 Sushi Recipes for Beginners

Sushi is a huge part of Japanese cuisine, and has become a popular food across the globe. If you’re a sushi-lover or sushi-newbie, you can try your hand at creating your own with these Japanese sushi recipes for beginners. You may be surprised at how simply these recipes are to make, but make sure you …

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Japanese Culture: The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Available everywhere, from restaurants to vending machines, tea is the ‘most commonly drunk beverage in Japan’. Not just a popular drink, tea is an important part of Japanese culture, featuring in ceremonies and festivals throughout the year. One ceremony where tea takes the limelight is the Japanese Tea Ceremony. What is the Japanese Tea Ceremony? …

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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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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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Everything You Need To Know About Japanese Lacquerware

Characterised by its lustrous finish and intricate designs, Japanese lacquerware describes a diverse range of products which are covered in lacquer or urushi. Used on a large number of products such as prints, furniture, boxes and dinnerware, the unique and authentic design adds a stylish touch of Japanese style to any home. Producing Japanese Lacquerware …

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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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