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  • Kamishibai_picture card show, picture story show
  • 紙芝居:Kamishibai (picture-card show, picture-story show) is Japanese original culture.Kamishibai (picture-story cards) are l
    ike a picture book divided into each page.These are pictures on one side.These are stories on the other side. (for story teller)Th
    e same pictures as which audience are watching is shown in the yellow square.Kamisibai(picture-card show) is a little similar to r
    eading aloud p [続きを読む]
  • Bonsai_the Origin, types of Bonsai, Musium, super-mini-Bonsai
  • ・What is Bonsai(盆栽) ?Bonsai (盆栽) is potted plants or trees. But pot is also an important element in Bonsai.The image of
    the world of nature is expressed in Bonsai. People try to create natural landscape into a small world by means of Bonsai.In this p
    oint, Bonsai is different from usual potted plants or trees.Bonsai is living plant and there is no “completion”. People who lo
    ve Bonsai spend d [続きを読む]
  • Teriyaki Chicken_Let's cook one of Japanese popular dishes!
  • Teriyaki Chicken is a Japanese home cooking. It is one of popular dishes.Let’s cook Teriyaki Chicken!・Ingredients (1-2 servings)1 chicken thigh (200g)※ 1 tablespoon (15ml) soy sauce※ 1 tablespoon (15ml) mirin(sweet sake)If you use 300g chicken thigh, increase ※ to 1.5 times1/3 tablespoon (5ml) salad oilred hot pepper powder, as needed1. Poke into the both surfaces of the chicken thigh with [続きを読む]
  • Akiyoshido Cave_You will admire its size and mistical beauty.
  • 秋芳洞(Akiyoshido Cave) is limestone cavern formed by erosion of the lime stone.The cave is in Yamaguchi Prefecture. There are
    a lot of caves around there, but Akiyoshido Cave is the largest, and it is also the Orient’s best large limestone cavern. It was
    designated a Special Natural Monument in 1952.This cave’s broadest point is 100 meters and the height of its highest is 80 mete
    rs!The temperat [続きを読む]
  • Tango no sekku_Boys' Day_Childrens' Day (5 May)
  • May 5 is ‘Tango no sekku’ 端午の節句 (Boys’ Day).・Decoration and meaningAt homes with sons, we display a samurai warrior doll which is called ‘Gogatsu ningyou 五月人形’.Recently the armor and the helmet have the meaning of protecting the boys’ body rather than tools for battle.And we raise a carp-shaped flag called ‘koinobori’ in the garden.Koinobori for balcony is also sold.Carps jump o [続きを読む]
  • Let's taste Oden(hot pot)_one of the Japanese winter tradition
  • If you come to Japan in winter, you should eat Oden (hot pot). Oden is a traditional Japanese winter dish which consists of severa
    l ingredients. It is stewed in a soy-flavored dashi (broth) in a big pot. Each family or area uses different types of ingredients.
    (It depends on their custom or preference.) As an example, satuma-age (deep fried fish paste), gobo-maki (burdock roll), konnyaky
    u (pase ma [続きを読む]
  • Toba aquarium rears most numerous species in Japan
  • If you have a chance to visit Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture, and you have one more day there, Toba aquarium is one of best choices.
    It is not just aquarium. It rears most numerous species (=about 1200 kinds of creatures) in Japan. It has a wide site and especial
    ly it keeps many sea mammals like Dugongs, Africa manatees, Sea otters, Indian porpoises.Official site (URL:
    .jp/) is w [続きを読む]
  • Kotatsu-Japanese traditional heating system
  • I love Kotatsu. Kotatsu is a kind of Japanese traditional heater.During warm season, we use it as a usual low table (the height is
    as same as or a little higher than a coffee table.)Kotatsu seems a usual table but it has some unique features. Kitatsu is divide
    d into two parts. One is table top (the shape is square or rectangle), and the other is base frame.An electric heater is attached
    to the und [続きを読む]
  • Chinka Bashi Bridge-The bridge which sink under water during flood
  • 沈下橋(Chinka Bashi, meaning Sinking Bridge ) are unique bridges.They sink into the water during the rising of a river flooding
    , so people can’t cross them at the time.Why were these type of bridges built?Please look at this photo.Because the height of Ch
    inka Bashi is very low, construction cost is cheaper. It doesn’t need long distance bridge girder and bridge pier. In addition,
    it doesn’t nee [続きを読む]
  • Yosakoi festival-one of the most popular festivals in Japan
  • If you are interested in Japanese Festivals, Yosakoi Matsuri (Yosakoi Festival) is one of the festivals you should see in Japan!It is held from August 9 to 12 in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture .photo by[工房 やまもも] I’ll introduce some details.This festival started in 1954 to liven up the depressed town after war.The rules of YosakoiDance: Going forward dance with naruko in their hands.(Naruko i [続きを読む]
  • The sweets that brought into Japan and became a standard
  • Japanese people live in small islands and tend to have an island-nation mentality.We are not good to accept different thinking and
    diversity of culture.So you may be surprised, but Japanese people are tolerant of different countries’ food and goods.I think J
    apanese people love trying out new things.Today I’ll write about sweets.After we try imported things at first, most things are a
    rranged in a [続きを読む]
  • Japanese Valentine's Day
  • In western countries, on Valentine’s Day they send message card for love or appreciation each other. Men usually give flowers to women with the card.Some Asian countries’ men also give flowers to women on the day.In Japan we spend a little unique Valentine’s day. Women are encouraged to express love to men by giving chocolates.It is said this typical Japanese Valentine’s day was spread by choc [続きを読む]
  • Let's make Onigiri (Japanese Rice balls)_easiest recipe
  • Onigiri( Rice Balls) ? the name comes from the way it is made.We squeeze a portion of rice when we make Onigiri.I have already w
    ritten how to cook rice easily.Please check the last article.After you prepare cooked rice, this is the easiest way to make Onigir
    i.1. Cut food wrap into 30cm×30cm piece and put it on a table.2. Place cooked rice on it.3. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over it.*If
    you can get [続きを読む]