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CELEBRATING THE JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, known as ‘Sakura’, signifies the welcoming of Spring. The act of celebrating the festival is called ‘hanami’, which literally translates to ‘the viewing of flowers’, with the traditions of the festival itself dating back over a thousand years. The cherry blossom festival is a celebration of the beauty of nature throughout Japan that sees the Japanese gather together for food, drink, songs and friendship while

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JAPANESE QUOTES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR PHILOSOPHY ON LIFE

Japanese philosophy has been practised and studied for thousands of years. Historically a fusion of foreign (particularly Chinese and Western) as well as Japanese cultural elements, the Japanese have a unique outlook on life, inspired by their philosophical history and Buddhist religious practises. Perhaps influenced by Buddhist practises reproaching materialism, the Japanese especially have great tips on organising your home and ridding your life of unnecessary items that weigh you

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NON-JAPANESE FOODS THE JAPANESE HAVE MASTERED

There’s no question that the Japanese make some of the most delicious cuisine on the planet. What you might not know however, is that while the Japanese have mastered ramen, miso, sushi and all things matcha, they also take their own spin on delicacies from the world over. Some of the foods, drinks and desserts that the Japanese do just as well as their original counterparts (or some could argue,

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