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Hina Festival

Japanese Girls’ Festival – Hina Matsuri [雛祭り] The Hina Matsuri [雛祭り], also known as Girls’ Festival or Doll Festival is held on March 3. Families with daughters celebrate it by setting up Hina Dolls and wishing their happiness and health growth. Hina Matsuri is also...
Japanese Culture


Hanami [花見] – Viewing Flowers Hanami is a Japanese custom of “observing” the beauty of flowers in spring. It normally means cherry blossoms [桜 sakura], even though plum [梅 ume] is also popular, and also for most people it does usually mean having a picnic/party with...
Sumoboss Recipes

Miso Soup

Miso Soup Recipe Miso soup is almost certainly the most eaten soup in Japan. It is the bread-and-butter of Japanese home cooking.


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This website is mostly about Japan, traveling, Japanese culture and food, but you can find here also articles on less common subjects like farming in Japan or Japanese subcultures. We do not aim to cover every possible thing about Japan, but rather trying to present it as it is, or as we see it, without nonsense or false facts.