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Do you know who Sobalier is?

Soba noodles are one of the most popular foods in Japan. It is a light but nutritious fast food made of buckwheat flour that has been eaten at any time and place for centuries. It is both a quick snack and a festive dish for special occasions. I know, buckwheat noodles do not sound too […]

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Kimono – history and creation techniques

Kimono is a traditional costume in Japan that makes women and men look elegant. Thanks to the wide range of seasonal designs, the kimono also reflects the natural beauty of Japan. Kimono, along with all the additional elements, looks complicated and it certainly is when it comes to wearing it. Usually, you need another person […]

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Bathed in moss Honen-in Temple

The rainy season in Japan is really wet and starts when spring turns into summer. In Tokyo, it begins in early June and lasts until the second half of July. This is the time of year when the moss grows lush and green. Mosses are one of the most primitive terrestrial plants but they are […]

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Golden Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji is a temple located on the north side of Kyoto. This is one of the most recognizable and popular tourist attractions. If you are going to Kyoto you must see it. It is also called the Golden Pavilion because of the real gold it is covered with. Kinkaku-ji has been inscribed on the World […]

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Why is everything animated in Japan?

Japan is packed anthropomorphic characters. Objects of everyday life, characters and animals have human characteristics. They are used to advertise various types of products or services. They are created by both public corporations and government organisations. If you think, it’s just a characteristic feature of Japanese pop culture, then you’re wrong. Anthropomorphizing of all kinds […]

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Japanese sword – a weapon or a work of art?

The Japanese sword, also known as katana, is mainly known as a weapon but for the Japanese people, swords have always been something more. They belonged to the gods. Katana has an extremely sharp blade. It is unbreakable and unbending. For centuries, the sword has also been considered the soul of samurai. Currently, the Japanese […]

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Japanese street food – part 2

Today I invite you to the second part of the review of Japanese street food. It could probably be part third and fourth, because what I present you is just a small part of what Japan offers in the subject of quick and tasty snacks. Probably you will not find such a varied selection of […]

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Himeji – the most beautiful castle in Japan

Castles can be found throughout Japan and they are very similar to each other. Thanks to the elegant tower surrounded by massive stone walls, they have an unique architecture. The original function of these castles was as military fortresses. They were erected in key locations to defend surrounding areas. Over the centuries, many castles have […]

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Japanese street food – part 1

If you’ve read my other posts, then you know that I like to eat. I like to try new dishes, get to know new flavors. For me, it is a way to get to know another culture or country. I must admit that when I plan a trip, instead of searching for monuments and places […]

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An idea that has revolutionized the sushi market

Conveyor belt sushi is a concept that allows customers pick from a wide range of one of the most famous Japanese dishes. The idea of serving sushi in this way was created 55 years ago and it transformed sushi from expensive and sophisticated food to casual and inexpensive. Over the years, when conveyor belt sushi […]

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