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Archive for March, 2011

Japanese Festivals in March Posted by on Mar 10, 2011

There are some cool Japanese festivals in March. Let’s take a look at what they are! The Todaiji Shunie (東大寺修二会,) is a festival that features several priests who carry large fire torches across a balcony. The locals try to catch some of the sparks from the torches because they believe that the sparks will keep…

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Rice Posted by on Mar 7, 2011

Rice is an important part of a traditional Japanese meal. The usual type of rice is a white, non glutinous kind, but did you know that there are other varieties of Japanese rice and rice dishes? Genmai gohan (玄米御飯) is brown rice. Brown rice has a nuttier flavor than white rice. In the postwar era…

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Neighborhoods in Tokyo Posted by on Mar 3, 2011

There are special places in Tōkyō that are known for possessing certain qualities that are different from the other neighborhoods in Tōkyō. Let’s see where those special places are: Yūrakuchō (有楽町) is a neighborhood that gives you a small glimpse of what Japan looked like in the prewar period. There are lots of izakaya (居酒屋)…

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