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Narcissus (水仙: Suisen)

Narcissus Narcissus is popular flower in Japan. It is best viewed from January to February. You can enjoy viewing it e...
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【Osaka Castle】A big cherry blossoms event at night

News 2016! Opening Days   March 26-April 17 , 2016 Opening hours   9:00-22:00(lighting-up: 18:00-) Admission f...
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Uchiwa and Tenugui

Japanese paper fan, "Uchiwa” Uchiwa is a round paper fan designed to cool oneself. The traditional uchiwa is made of ba...
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Oni (鬼)

Setsubun Setsubun literally means, "division of seasons". In Japan, it usually occurs on February 3, the day before the...
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Kite-flying in Japan

 Traditional Japanese kites Traditional Japanese kites are usually square shaped, and pictures of warriors "Yakko (奴)" ...
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The traditional mochi-pounding ceremony

Pounding rice cakes: Mochi-tsuki Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome (glutinous rice). First glutinous rice ...
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To prepare for new year in Japan

To prepare for Shogatsu (正月) Shogatsu is New Year period, which is most important holiday in Japan. A few days after C...
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Apples and Japanese mandarin oranges

Apples and Japanese mandarin oranges come into season from fall to winter. You can eat them anywhere. Apples: Ringo (り...
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Toji and Pumpkin

The longest night of the year: Toji December 22 is toji. Toji literally means winter reach, and actually means winter ...
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Shichi-Go-San Kimono Gallery

Atsuta Jingu I went to crowded Atsuta Jingu (Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya city) on November 19. Atsuta Jingu has been one of t...
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