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Archive for June, 2011

Top Three Japanese Shintō Shrines Posted by on Jun 9, 2011

There’s quite a few Shintō Shrines that you can visit in Japan, but here are the top three Shintō Shrines that have a rapport in Japan. Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) is a Shintō shrine built on the island of Itsukushima. This Island is located in Hiroshima Prefecture (広島県). Itsukushima Shrine is a famous shrine because its…

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Japanese Roe Posted by on Jun 6, 2011

Roe refers to the ovaries or the eggs of certain seafood like fish, sea urchins and other marine life. Tobiko (飛び子) is the roe of the Flying Fish. The color of tobiko is usually reddish orange, but when squid ink is added to the tobiko, they can change the color to black. In addition, when…

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Japanese Festivals in June Posted by on Jun 3, 2011

There are quite a few interesting festivals in Japan for the month of June. If you have some free time this summer, why not go to the Dontsuku Festival (どんつく祭り) in the town of Higashiizu (東伊豆町)? The Town is located in Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県). In the Dontsuku Festival the townspeople carry large phalluses through the…

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