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Food Culture

How to Make Minions Cute Kyaraben! Video and Recipe

Kyaraben (Charaben) - A New Version of Bento Lunch Box Many of you are familiar with the Japanese Bento culture, which is a boxed lunch prepared at home and taken to school or workplace. Bento is known for its colorful, appetizing appearance and nutritional value. Now, a new genre of Bento, Kyaraben is catching attention not only from Japanese people but also people from around the world. Let’s get into the Japanese Kyaraben today! Cute Minions and Gru Kyaraben. You can watch how to make cute Minions and Gru Kyaraben in this video! What is Kyaraben/Charaben? Kyaraben, or Charaben, is ...

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Culture

Ochugen: Japanese Sumer Gift-Giving Tradition

2018/04/26    , ,

Ochugen: Summertime Gift-Giving Tradition in Japan Ochugen is one of the two gift-giving seasons in Japan along with Oseibo. People exchange/send gifts to superiors at the workplace and to those who are in close relationships to express gratitude. Ochugen is a similar custom to Oseibo that takes place in the year-end, but there are also differences between those two. Let’s dig into the Ochugen tradition! The meaning and origin of Ochugen Chugen (中元), or Ochugen (お中元), is a summer gift-giving tradition that people present gifts to your boss and to those who are in close relationships including relatives, home doctors, ...

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Culture

Oseibo: Japanese Year-End Gift Giving Culture

2018/04/25    , ,

Oseibo: Japanese Year-End Gift Giving Culture Japan is known to have a unique gift-giving culture, as represented in omiyage. Giving gifts in Japan is considered to be a way to show the giver's care for the receivers, to express gratitude, and to maintain relationships. Oseibo is one part of the Japanese gift-giving culture that takes place in the year-end. Let's get into the detail of this culture today! Meaning and Origin of Oseibo The word “Seibo”(歳暮) means “the end of the year.” “O” is an adding letter to make the word formal or to sound gentle. Oseibo is one of ...

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Fashion Culture

Kogal Fashion Style: Japanese Youth Subculture

Kogal Fashion: a Japanese Subculture Kogal is often referred as a part of Japanese subcultures that emerged in the 1990s. Kogal are schoolgirls (generally high school girls) who dress themselves differently and use distinctive slangs. They spread youth cultures and trends, too. Today, Kogal is getting attention from around the world as a distinctive aspect of Japanese culture. Let’s find out Kogal’s fashion and their culture. What is Kogal? Kogal are Japanese schoolgirls featured by distinctive fashion and culture. The word “Kogal” is derived from Gal or Gyraru, which indicated people who wore cutting-edge fashion and hung around in the ...

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Food

23 Best Japanese Candy You Must Try in Your Life

2018/04/03    , ,

Best Japanese Candy You must try in Japan! Japan had been mass producing candy since the Meiji period when the Western candy was brought to Japan. Many confectionery companies were established and created a large selection of sweets that gave the Japanese joyful moments. Since many snacks come and fail quickly from the market, only a handful candies have become classic. Here are some of the candies that have been catching the hearts of Japanese people for decades. If you come to Japan, you can’t miss these sweets! You can find more about classical Japanese snacks here and must-try Japanese ...

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Trip

26 Ideas for What to Buy in Tokyo

2018/04/01    , ,

Ideas for What to Buy in Tokyo Tokyo is just a small part of Japan, but it is where various faces of Japan are concentrated. So, you can get souvenirs in a diverse variety from traditional items to modern, trendy items. Below we listed things to get in Tokyo that either you can take back home or you can eat on the spot. If you are planning to visit Tokyo, be sure to check this list! If you will visit other parts of Japan, be sure to check souvenir ideas from Japan! What to buy at Tokyo Station What to ...

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