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Learn the true meaning of gift giving, Japanese-style

If you have a Japanese friend or work with Japanese business people, you may know that they like to give gifts. Your Japanese customer may bring a box of biscuits when they visit your office or your Japanese colleagues may buy a souvenir for you when they have a long weekend away. While the...

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Japanese ceramics bring you peace and calm

Imagine a potter who has loved the beauty of natural clay since his teenage years. This potter is named Katsufumi Baba. He trained in pottery in Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture and now makes ceramics in Kuruma, Kyushu. Traditional Shigaraki ware is characterized by its rough clay texture. Shigaraki ware is a prime example of Japanese aesthetics. Its...

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Ichi-go Ichi-e “Living in the moment”

In Japanese, the sayings “ichi-go ichi-e no deai” means “once in a lifetime meeting,” while "ichi-go ichi-e no en" means "once in a lifetime fate, chance or destiny." The phrase “ichi-go ichi-e” is the basic conceptual foundation of “sado,” which refers to the famous Japanese tea ceremony. This implies that meeting a guest for the first time at a...

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