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15Tue 2016

About Hayazushi and Narezushi

While everyone knows about sushi, most foreign people may not know that there are various kinds of Sushi in Japan. To simplify, kinds of Sushi can be divided into two types: “早鮨” (“Hayazushi“) and “なれ鮨” (“Narezushi“).
“Haya” means “quick”, “Nare” means “become”. The difference between these

14Mon 2016

About High School Uniforms in Japan

March signals the end of the school year in Japan. Time to discuss the world-famous Japanese high school uniforms. All manga readers are familiar with those uniforms.
While schools have, understandably, their own uniforms, did you know that trends vary from

11Fri 2016

Why Do Japanese Eat Fugu?

Most people don’t like Winter because it’s cold. Yet, there are still benefits and things to enjoy from this season. For example, during winter in Japan, many Japanese people enjoy “鍋料理” (“Nabe ryori”, or “one pot meal”). Above all, “Fugu

3Thu 2016

Hinamatsuri

In Japan, March 3rd is the day of “Festival for Girls” – “ひな祭り”, “Hina matsuri“.
“Hina” literally means “chick” (in the “baby chicken” sense, though it also has the double meaning in Japanese just like in English, without the slightly pejorative sense).”Matsuri” means “festival”.
The purpose