Most of the candles in the market today are western candles. A western candle is made from paraffin refined from petroleum, while a Japanese candle “Wa Rousoku” is of plant origin.
Traditional wooden toys are simple but sturdy and well-designed. They have no battery but to use them, some skill is required. Many of Japanese traditional toys are made of wood as the people like its warm feeling since olden days.
In Japan, sea bream is called “Tai” and is considered to bring good luck. “Tai” is a lucky fish and often used as a gift and there are various sweets looking like it in Japan.
Omikuji is a Japanese paper fortune, which is available when you visit shrines and temples and tells your fortune.
Family members enjoy playing in snow, in Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest, Fujiten Snow Resort, Yuzawa Kogen Ski Resort and Tambara Ski Park are to Play in Snow from Tokyo.
Citrus fruits, Yu-dofu, Okayu and rice porridge are popular food in winter. Winter is the season of “Shichirin,” a small portable stove for cooking.
As the end of the year is coming up, Japanese write their messages on postcards (in most cases a special New Year postcards), and send them so that they can be delivered on New Year's Day.
Kawasaki Daishi is a famous temple located in Kanagawa, in eastern Japan. It is commonly recognized as having the power of avoidance of bad luck.
Toraya is a maker of traditional Japanese confections ("Wagashi" in Japanese) founded during the 1500s in Kyoto, in western Japan. In recent years, Toraya has pressed forward with its overseas expansion to Paris and New York, spreading the culture of the confections overseas.
Most Japanese people call sweet potato “Satsuma imo”, meaning the “imo” (potato) of “Satsuma” region. Sometimes, it may be called “Kara imo” (Chinese potato). Sweet potato spread widely in Japan and there are many regional sweets using it.
Autumn is especially recommended season, which attracts the greatest number of tourists for Kyoto. October and November are the best season for you to visit Kyoto, because the climate is comfortable.
There is a convenient way for you to start agriculture. It is so called "ownership program", where you can borrow a land from its real owner to freely do farming and harvest crops as if in your own land.
Fukurodanotaki (Fukuroda Falls) is located in Daigo-cho, Ibaraki prefecture. It is one of three famous falls in Japan with Kegonnotaki and Nachinotaki, and is chosen to 100 selections of Japanese waterfalls.
Fruits of persimmon are widely eaten by Japanese people. The fruit has enriched vitamins, especially vitamin C. In addition to the fruits, the leaf and peel of Japanese persimmon have enriched nutrition and are actually used in some drinks.
“Mikoshi”, the Japanese ceremonial wheelless vehicle, is used in festivals of Japan. Many festivals in which you can enjoy “mikoshi” are held in Autumn in shrines and so on all over Japan.
“Kiku” is a national flower in Japan and has traditionally been produced in various regions in Japan, especially since its gardening started in the Edo period. The best season to view “kiku” is October or November, where its exhibitions are held all over Japan.
“Goshuin” is a bright red seal which is put in a shrine or temple. Previously, it could not be provided unless a worshipper completes “shakyo,” a challenging Buddhist practice.
Kamikochi is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps. It is one of Japan’s most scenic spots, located in Nagano Prefecture. You can enjoy different flowers, birds, insects and colors of trees every time you visit.
There are three Japanese words meaning rice, “ine”, “kome” and “gohan”. They all represent the same food but have a bit.
The facilities used in the previous Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 have supported the sport culture of Japan since then, by providing the environment that enables the people to play or hold the major competitions of various sports.
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