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What Is "Choyo No Sekku(重陽の節句)"?

On that day Japanese celebrate longevity and enjoy chrysanthemum flowers. It is an event originating from China, it merged with Japanese culture and became the present event.

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Small Fireworks : Senko Hanabi

Japanese children like to enjoy fireworks in the summer. There are various fireworks, but the Senko hanabi is a fireworks that everyone likes. There is no flashy, but there is a quaint atmosphere and adults like it, too.

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What Can Be Seen At “IS JAPAN COOL? DOU”

If you are interested in Japanese traditional culture "道 : DOU", recommend this content! At “IS JAPAN COOL? DOU”, nine forms of DOU — intangible Japanese cultural assets — are introduced through the experiences of nine masters who have attained preeminence in each field of DOU.

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Master Japanese Culture “IS JAPAN COOL? DOU”

What is DOU? The spirituality, skills/techniques, forms, and manners have long been a valuable asset to the country, passed down from generation from generation in an intangible manner. A deeper understanding and a new perspective of the true nature of Japan by introducing “the way of life”, hereby referred to as DOU, valued greatly in traditional Japanese culture.

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The Meaning Is Similar Japanese, But Be Careful When Using It!

When we become a society person, we learn business manner. Even though the meaning of Japanese is the same, there are words that newcomers should not speaks their seniors and bosses. Please be careful as it changes with who you speak!

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3 Special Experiences You Can Gain in Summer

Wish to gain some unique experiences in summer in Japan - experiences that you can't gain elsewhere in the world? We've got you covered. Here are 3 exclusive experiences not to be missed!

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Dewa Sanzan : The Heart Of The Japanese Mind

Dewa Sanzan, refers to Hagurosan, Gassan, Yudonosan. It is a major mountain that divides "Dewanokuni (current Yamagata / Akita)" between east and west. It is a popular place as a sightseeing spot and place of mountain worship. Even now, many examinees and worshipers visit.

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School Building Will Be Reborn

In Japan, the declining birthrate and the aging population are proceeding. As the number of children has decreased, schools have been integrated, and the number of school buildings that are no longer being used has increased. And now, attempts to reuse school buildings that are no longer used as schools are being promoted in various places.

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Oshima Tsumugi : Luxury Silk Fabric Bred In Amami Oshima

Do you know Oshima Tsumugi? It is a fabric that is known worldwide as one of the world's three largest fabrics alongside the French gobelins and Persian carpets.

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History of Pearls in Japan

Love your bling bling? Then you must have heard of Mikimoto, a leading global jewelry company. But do you know that Mikimoto was the 1st firm to cultivate pearls? This article states how it was done!

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