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Karaage – And How To Make It Yourself

When most people hear the word Karaage (唐揚げ), they automatically think of the Japanese equivalent to fried Chicken nuggets. Karaage though is a cooking technique, not a dish. Let’s take a closer look at this Japanese method of frying and

Delicious Chicken Skewers – Yakitori

Yakitori is a Japanese type of skewered chicken, which is considered one of the tastiest snacks that you can get at an Izakaya. Let’s take a closer look at how Yakitori is actually made: The preparation of Yakitori involves skewering

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Izakaya – A Traditional Japanese Bar

The Izakaya (居酒屋) is to Japan what the saloon was back in the Wild West – an important place for social interactions, a tavern to get drinks and a restaurant combined in one building. When entering a typical Japanese Izakaya,

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Kansai Area’s Round Creation – Takoyaki

Today, we introduce a classic Japanese snack – Takoyaki (たこ焼き). This dish is extremely popular all over the country and due to its simple recipe, it can be cooked at home and eaten on the go, making it a good

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Fukuoka’s Traditional Food Stalls – Yatai

Yatai (屋台) – these special food stalls are a part of Fukuoka’s culture and are famous in all of Japan. Yatai are small and mobile stalls that are moved by car or manually pulling them through the streets. The stall

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The Art of Folding Paper – Origami (折り紙)

  Origami (折り紙) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. Paper folding had ceremonial functions during the Edo period and has since turned into a recreational hobby throughout Japan. The goal of Origami is

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We want everyone who is interested to get in touch with the Japanese language and culture in order to establish international relationships.

About Teru Teru Bozu Dolls

If the weather has been bad for a long period of period, you can sometimes see little dolls hung up on buildings. These dolls are called “Teru Teru Bozu” (照 る 照 る 坊 主) and are made traditionally by

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Karaoke – a Fun Thing to Do in Japan!

There are so many things you can do here in Fukuoka, really fun things to do. And for me, one of the most fun things to do is Karaoke.

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Yanagawa boat tour

Enjoy a boat trip on the Yanagawa River in a very Japanese way. The city of Yanagawa is located 70 kilometers south of Fukuoka. The train ride to Yanagawa, which is a very beautiful and peaceful old castle town, takes

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Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2018

From February 16 to March 4, you have the chance to attend the “Nagasaki Lantern Festival”. During this festival, a large number of lanterns is set up around the old and new China Town as well as at favorite tourists

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Owarai – Japanese Comedy on Television

Japanese television has a certain reputation with Western audiences for being extremely colorful and sometimes a little weird. In fact, Japan has a huge variety of game shows, entertainment programs and comedians who get broadcasted on television. Let’s take a

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Do (道) or the way of learning through repetition

Many Japanese arts and traditions were influenced by the Chinese and Buddhist culture. Similarly, the Chinese Taoism concept of 道 influenced Japanese philosophy. 道 is particularly used in traditional Japanese arts, either martial arts or aesthetic arts. The kanji “道”

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Chopsticks 

Chopsticks (お箸) are omnipresent in Japanese society. Nearly every Japanese dish at home or at a restaurant is eaten with chopsticks. So if you plan on visiting Japan, you had better get familiar with these tools, as they will appear everywhere

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Masks and their Meaning

When people who have not been to Japan watch Japanese television, a frequent question is “why is everybody wearing masks?” In today’s article, we will answer the question of the white masks that can be seen everywhere around Japan. Many

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