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Maple trees, autumn, and the passing of the season.

While officially the calendar says it is still summer, the night chill has come and soon the day chill will too.   However this marks the start of another fantastic time of year to be out and about in nature, autumn! Most people that come to Japan only in the spring to see the cherry […]

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Japanese Omotenashi: 5 Real Life Examples

It is decided. The Olympics in 2020 will be held in Tokyo and everyone is out of their minds exited about it. Recently, when I have to explain to someone why I am in Japan, they usually just assume that I want to be here for the Olympics… Which is not exactly true, but admittedly […]

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Japanese Ceramic Art schools that offer classes in English

Ceramic art is making pottery by forming and firing the clay and in Japan is considered to be one of the finest art forms. Japan recognizes professional potters for their skills and some of them are considered to be “Living national treasures”. Pottery is a long history of tradition in Japan is considered a priceless […]

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Sumo tournament

Sumo tournament Known by everyone as the Japanese national sport, sumo wrestling is still something not to miss. Held six times a year, Tokyo is lucky to welcome the tournament on three times. What’s your idea about sumo? … Massive wrestlers fighting half naked? Yes but not only. This sport is largely linked to the […]

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Asakusa, between tradition and modernity

The most relevant memory about my first visit in Tokyo 3 years ago is Asakusa. Displayed by the guide book as a traditional area, I wasn’t surprised to find many rickshaws when getting out from the subway station. A few paths from there here it is, the Kaminarimon (thunder gate), impressive and huge with its […]

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