Magic, Cosmetics from Japan!

  Tracing back to passengers in the chronicles Kojiki and Nihon shoki and from the color on the clay haniwa figurines made during the Kofun period (300-710), we know that in ancient times there was a custom of painting the face with red pigments.This was quite common in the history of China and Korea as

Summer/Winter Treat – Sake, Japanese Rice Wine
Summer/Winter Treat – Sake, Japanese Rice Wine

Summer/Winter Treat – Sake, Japanese Rice Wine

  How can we skip Sake when we talk about alcohol in Japan? Definitely not. Sake usually contains 18% to 20% alcohol contents during production and may lower the ratio to 15% by adding water for bottling sales. Many people may have already known sake is made from rice. However, people may often get confused

Summer Treat – Try Umeshu from Japan if you like Fruity Drink
Summer Treat – Try Umeshu from Japan if you like Fruity Drink

Summer Treat – Try Umeshu from Japan if you like Fruity Drink

  Sake has been so representative as the famous Japanese rice wine so that other famous Japanese alcohol may not fall into people’s mind. Beer is another popular category in Japan and Asahi has been our favorite brand for long. However, today, we are going to talk about another much small yet very popular type

How to enjoy Japanese meal? Watch your table manners first!
How to enjoy Japanese meal? Watch your table manners first!

How to enjoy Japanese meal? Watch your table manners first!

Table manners in our opinion are very important to show your respect to others and the food as well as the environment for the meal. This applies to both Western and Eastern food cultures. If you don’t practice suitable table manners during daily or casual life, it will be very difficult to behave properly when

Kintsugi, the Art of Embracing Damage
Kintsugi, the Art of Embracing Damage

Kintsugi, the Art of Embracing Damage

Kintsugi, to join with gold, which is a methodology for repairing broken Japanese ceramics. It is said that this idea came from around late 1400s, when a shogun (general) broke his favorite tea bowl, the bowl was fixed but the shogun would like it to be beautified and that was when gold came to play.

A Vulnerable Environment with Most Long-lived People – Part 1
A Vulnerable Environment with Most Long-lived People – Part 1

A Vulnerable Environment with Most Long-lived People – Part 1

Japan is famous for many things and two of them that seem to be contradictory are natural disaster and long life span. Probably they are each other’s cause and result naturally. The group of islands unattached to any continent were derived from primarily several large ocean movements occurring over hundreds of millions of years from