Category: culture

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Bonsai restaurant Omiya

Here in Omiya in Saitama prefecture, a bonsai tour is held for a lot of bonsai fans attracted to the art of bonsai who come across from all around the world.The cardinal rule of bonsai is viewing from the front. So bonsai’s angles, balances and...

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Edo Tezuma – Traditional Japanese Magic

“Tezuma” is a traditional Japanese magic; “te” stands for the English “hand”, while “zuma” is written with the Japanese character for “wife”.as a matter of fact, the word “tezuma” comes from the expression “to move the hands as fast as a lightning (inazuma)”.In the past,...

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MAM AVANTGARDE

AVANTGARDE has been continuouly offering “avant-garde” fashion items for‘all women who enjoy fasionable and unique styles’.With their concept of ‘legwear that can be the leading character of coordination’,their tights can be warn like a tatoo and they have a variety of kinds lined up like...

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Japanese Yukata – Tsukikage ya

Natsuki Shigeta, shop owner and designer,told us, “I decided to make yukata around 14 or 15 years ago, and I chose not to manufacture them in colors other than white or navy-blue from the beginning. I didn”t think even once to use other colors, for...

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Soba making workshop

Yanesen,tourist information and culture center organize many workshops in Yanesen(the area around Ueno,Yanaka,Nedu,sendagi).In Yanesen where old traditions are still an integral part of daily life ,you can experience the true essence and identity of Japanese culture by taking part in Tea Ceremony,soba making , Calligraphy,...

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OMOTENASHI Experience

Kyoraku-TEI, located in COREDO Muromachi, is a place offering programs in which you can experience the “Ozashiki-asobi” or playing games with the Geisha of “Nihonbashi-Yoshichou” town, which is best known for its traditions among six Geisha districts in Tokyo. In this place, guests can participate...

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KAGUWA Roppongi

KAGUWA is a restaurant with live shows in Roppongi, the stage is set as a massive red-light district and they show the guests performances focusing on Japanese style.The special stage can change its look freely and the performers’ dresses change so speedily which is also...

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Craft candy shop YOSHIHARA

Craft candy is candy formed into certain shapes in front of you like magic.Craft candy are made like crafts but the process of making them is a kind of performance so both children and adults can enjoy watching them being made.  Also, after enjoying watching...

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L’art de Rosanjin – Japanese gastronomy

Under the theme of Japanese gastronomy, an art festival that represents the profound world of Japanese food known as ‘L’art de Rosanjin’ was held in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.Kitaoji Rosanjin, a man of many talents, was a Japanese painter, ceramicist, and calligrapher. He has developed a solid...