Japanese culture

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Culture

Zazen

Zazen

You must try Zazen when you visit Japan. You can't experience this in other countries. Don't be afraid even you're a beginner!

Bonsai

Bonsai

Bonsai is a traditional Japanese craft. Try to see some Bonsai trees when you visit Japan. You can also purchase miniature bonsai trees for gifts. But before you buy them, learn a little bit about Bonsai!

Craftsmanship

Edo tsumami kanzashi

Edo tsumami kanzashi

A traditional hair ornament that has been used for many years.
Techniques passed down from the Edo period.
It is fascinating to watch the artisans making these delicate and beautiful ornamental hairpins.

Edo hand drawing lantern

Edo hand drawing lantern

These paper lanterns are still used today as lighting, signposts, interior design, and for special events.
The artisans who make each by hand surpass printers.
Why not acquire your own unique hand-made paper lantern?

Edo muntin

Edo muntin

The Kumiko has a long history, said to date back to the 7th century.
There are more than 200 types of patterns made by this traditional method of binding together fine wooden materials, without using nails.
This word-working method which has been perfected over many years still decorates spaces today.

Copper grater

Copper grater

The oroshigane is a tool indispensable to Japanese cooking, which was used by commoners from the 18th century.
While most people use manufactured graters today, Japanese chefs largely prefer the traditional oroshikin grater.
The hand-made bronze oroshikin grater conserves the full flavour of the foods. The copper workshops where the oroshikin graters are produced emit a comforting sound.

Setta

Setta

Do you know the traditional Japanese sandal, 'Setta'?
Setta is a customized sandal made by Japanese craft men. Learn more about Setta and how to wear them!

Technology

Onigiri

How to open the Onigiri packaging

If you go to Japan, you are likely to visit a ‘Convini’ (24 hour convenience store)
For a little snack in Japan try an ‘Onigiri. But there is a little trick in opening the packaging...

Onigiri

Toylets

Did you know there are games in the toilet in Japan?
Let's check it out before you go to Japan!

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