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    Full of gratitude toward Nature The washoku has been attracting people’s attention in various aspects – for healthy benefits, its palatability, art of presentation, etc. The washoku consists of one soup and three side dishes as a basis. This advance of the custom is known as “ichijyu sansai” (see the picture above). This custom was ...
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    A cloth born from Japanese ecological living Hi. I’m Yukako who lives in the northern part of Europe, and teaches and tells people about Japanese traditional culture such as tea ceremony, kimono, etc. offline and online.   Have you ever seen a Japanese cloth “furoshiki”? It’s a square piece of cloth and has been used ...
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    Hi. I’m Yukako who lives in the northern part of Europe, and teach and tell people about Japanese traditional culture such as tea ceremony, kimono, etc. offline and online. By the way, do you know what “Kawaii” means? It means “cute” or “pretty” in English. Although it’s a Japanese word, the word “Kawaii” is also ...
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    Hi. I’m Yukako who lives in the northern part of Europe, and teaches and tells people about Japanese traditional culture such as tea ceremony, kimono, etc. offline and online. Japanese specific manner If you have ever communicated with Japanese, you may notice that they have their original manner. For example, we often say, “Sorry” to ...
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    Japanese traditional clothes! In all eras of history, women are crazy about “Fashion”. In the old time of Japan, women wore Japanese traditional clothes – kimono- in their daily lives. They enjoyed fashion with changing colours and designs of kimono, and various patterns of coordinates according to seasons. Since Japanese culture has been widely known ...