Category: English

Japanese matcha tea – you can either love it or hate it

Matcha is a powdered form of Japanese green tea. The millstone gently and slowly grinds the leaves into powder. Matcha has been drunk in Japan for over 800 years. Originally, it was brought from China as a medicine. Over time, matcha became a beverage of the samurai age and an important part of the tea […]

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Scarry Yurei – the Japanese ghost

Do you like to be scared sometimes? Because I like. I watch horror movies and read horror stories… Boo! Everywhere in the world people like to be scared, and Japan is no exception. The most popular is the theme of ghosts, which have their own set of characteristic features. They do not necessarily cause fear, […]

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Ikebana – arrangement of flowers, a way to calm down and express yourself

Ikebana is a traditional Japanese art of arranging flowers. Each arrangement is made of seasonal flowers and other plant cuttings. The idea of using flowers as a decoration for the first time came to Japan 1500 years ago. along with Buddhism. With time, the arrangement of flowers became deeply rooted in Japanese life. People arrange […]

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Wasabi – it will make you cry, but it’s delicious!

Wasabi it’s a special ingredient in Japanese cuisine, which actually grows almost only in Japan. And it certainly is the best here. All thanks to the characteristic climate of Japan. Japan is a land of fertile soil and mineral-rich water. These are necessary conditions for the cultivation of wasabi. This ingredient can be found in […]

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Fugu – it can kill you, but you cannot resist it anyway

Fugu fish, and in fact a variation of Torafugu, is gourmet food in Japan. It is often served in restaurants for special occasions or to host important guests. Fugu has become a legend all over the world, and more and more tourists come to Japan to feel the adrenaline. All this is due to poison… […]

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Shinto Shrines and Beliefs

I really like Japanese Shinto Shrines. Wooden buildings and lots of nature around them. They are usually found somewhere on the side of a mountain or deep in the forest. You can feel the earth breathe there. Since the earliest times, the Japanese were worshiped the huge pantheon of the Shinto gods. We can find […]

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Crazy Japanese Animal Lovers

Dogs, kittens, hamsters, bunnies and other cute, fluffy animals. Who doesn’t like them? Probably only psychopaths. They are nice and warm and they love us. And we – the animal lovers, want to provide them with the best food and toys and everything. But in Japan it has gone a lot too far! “Oh! Kitten! […]

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Is it easy to be overweight in Japan?

Obesity and ailments associated with it’s one of the main problems of the developed world. Shelves in shops bend from processed food, we can reach for it whenever we want, and we want it more and more. We are addicted to sweet and savory snacks. Our taste buds, accustomed to flavor enhancers and artificial aromas, […]

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Makudonarudo or English in Japanese

Asian countries are fascinating for us because they are exotic. They are very different from what we see every day. One of such basic differences is the alphabet. For Westerners, it is a sequence of incomprehensible signs. When you  go to a place like this, where everything looks and sounds foreign, you may feel totally […]

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Akihabara – a place where you can buy electronics, anime and lightsticks

Tokyo is in my opinion, the best city in the world. It has different faces and it is impossible to be bored there. It consists of several different cities, each of them has its own character and atmosphere. You want to party? You should go to Shibuya. You want to feel the atmosphere of old […]

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