Monday, May 25, 2020

Culture

Japanese people and a pandemic

Covid-19 isn’t the first epidemic to strike Japan. In fact, the country has survived smallpox epidemics in 735 and 737, several cholera ...

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Dewazakura Sake Brewery and DEWAZAKURA ART MUSEUM

Alcohol

There are many types of Sake with Local Feature | Japanese Sake Tours around Northern region: history of sake spirits

Vital elements to making great sake include fresh water, clean rice, appropriate fermentation starter and proper temperature. The Tohoku region, characterized by harsh winters, unpolluted water and dry air, is known across Japan for having the ideal sake-making conditions....

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Michael Feather Photography from Sanja Festival

Asakusa

The Spirit of Summer Festivals and Portable Shrines

Hot nights, traditional costumes, portable shrines and the rhythmical beating of drums immediately spell out matsuri, summer festivals, to any Japanese person. One of the three biggest in Tokyo and one of the earliest, always in the third weekend of May, is the Sanja matsuri in Asakusa....

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Destinations

Why is Niigata rice so delicious?

An average temperature of 24.5°C, long sunlight hours and large temperature differences between day and night are ideal for growing delicious Niigata rice....

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Culture

World Heritage (8): Monuments of Ancient Nara

In 1998, eight locations were immortalized as cultural heritage sites: Gangoji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple, Toshodaiji Temple, Yakushiji Temple, Kasugaya Taisha Shrine, Kasuga-yama Forest, and Heijo-kyo Palace ruins....

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