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Japanese seafood

In Japan, it is common to eat raw seafood. Maybe “Sushi” is the most famous...

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Karashi

“Karashi” is a popular oriental mustard in Japan. DESCRIPTION As you can see from the...

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Otsukimi

“Otsukimi” is the Moon-Viewing held in september. DESCRIPTION Originally, “Otsukimi” is the harvest festival which...

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Tokyo Skytree

“Tokyo Skytree” is the highest tower in the world. Picture: Picture from “Azumabashi” bridge DESCRIPTION...

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

“Tsurugaoka Hachimangu”  [鶴岡八幡宮/つるおかはちまんぐう] is the famous “Hachiman Shrine”(Shrine of the God of War) located in...

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Bon festival

Bon festival [お盆/おぼん]  is the Buddhist event to hold memorial services for ancestors. DESCRIPTION Bon...