28 Feb

Chashaku -Tea Scoops of the Legendary Tea Masters-

Matcha is becoming something common and popular outside of Japan and many people learn tea ceremony recently. Chashaku is one of the tool that is used for the ceremony. Let’s have a look at the grand masters tea scoops.

24 Feb

Japanese 24 Seasons – Usui –

On the 19th of February Usui started. The snow turns to the rain. It’s still cold outside but hints of spring is appearing.

23 Jan

Japanese 24 Seasons -Daikan-

Daikan is the coldest season of the year and is one of the 24 Seasons Japanese and Chinese people have been using to describe the small changes of the season.

17 Jan

What is Nijushi-Sekki, the 24 Seasons ?

Ancient Chinese and Japanese people divided the year in 24 seasons according to subtle clime changes. People still refer to Nijushi-sekki to describe the time of the year.

13 Jan

Japanese 24 Seasons -Shokan-

Have you noticed the air has got colder recently? That’s because we are now in the season of Shokan. This is one of the 24 seasons of the year.

25 Sep

Let´s try Japanese Breakfast Market in Berlin

I was at the Japanese breakfast market in Berlin a few weeks ago and it was kind of disappointing as a Japanese. Why it´s always so crowded and expensive for such a small amount?

01 Jun

How do you wash rice?

In winter, no one wants to wash rice with cold water but some how, Japanese people are told to do so since child. Is there any particular reason? Why can we not wash it with warm water?

24 Mar

Is Ehomaki good for the environment?

It´s been a while since Ehomaki has become another part of Setsubun in Japan. Despite of sushi industry´s promotion, people are still quite not used to it. And this year, the mass of leftover sushi rolls caught Japanese citizen´s attention.

03 Jun

Drink and eat vinegar at Osuya in Tokyo

Do you love trying new taste and always look for a new challenge? Then try Osuya. They are specialised in vinegar and you can do a vinegar tasting, which changes your idea about vinegar.

27 Apr

History of Onigiri

Onigiri is one of the most loved snack foods in Japan. The variety is infinite. It´s also healthy comparing to other snacks. Here is a little history about onigiri.

07 Feb

Japanese 24 Seasons -Risshun –

After Setsubun, the spring is here in Japanese ancient calendar. It’s called Risshun. But it’s still cold. Why ancient people decided it’s spring now?

03 Feb

3rd of February is Setsubun in Japan

The 3rd of February is Setsubun in Japan. Evil masks and dried soy beans are sold in many supermarkets. There are three things people do on this day for good luck.

29 Jan

Japan Tourism Agency Introduces Japanese Manner

Japan Tourism Agency has published short videos that shows how Japanese people expect the foreign tourists to behave when they come to Japan. They are funny and even work for Japanese tourists.