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Setsubun

  “Setsubun” is the day before the vernal equinox. It is an event to throw soybeans and eat sushi wrapped in seaweed.It is held on February 3rd every year.The act of throwing soybeans is called "Mamemaki". "Mame" means "soybean" and "maki" means "throwing".Soybeans are thrown inside and outside the house to pray for good health.At that time, throw it while saying, "Oni go outside. Happiness come inside the house."It was originally a Chinese culture, but it has been practiced in Japan for about 1000 years.Sushi wrapped in seaweed is called "Eho Maki". Eho means "the direction from which the gods come," and "Maki" means "rolling."Ehomaki is a new culture that started about 100 years ago.When eating, you must eat silently....

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Kagami-mochi

Kagami-mochi, rice cake, is a traditional Japanese New Year decoration and a culture of offering mochi to the gods. The reason for offering mochi is that the shape of the mochi resembles the shape of an ancient Japanese mirror. In Japan, mirrors are said to be the three sacred treasures. Kagami-mochi is generally displayed until early January. Then eat this mochi. Modern commercially available kagami mochi are safe, but handmade mochi need to be taken care of to prevent mold from growing. To make mochi, a pestle and mortar are used to pound mochi rice. If you don't have enough rice, you won't be able to beat it well, so use a certain amount of glutinous rice. Mochitsuki, pounding mochi,...

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Kimono

Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment that was worn until the introduction of Western clothing culture in the Meiji era. Its shape has changed in various ways with the times. The most glamorous and complex is the Heian period aristocratic costumes, the form of which can now be found mainly in imperial and traditional Kyoto events.After the Kamakura and Muromachi eras, the shape called kimono was established in the Edo era. It is no exaggeration to say that the history of traditional Japanese crafts related to clothing was created by kimono. @traditinal crafts japan

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Taiyaki 2

Taiyaki is a food made by baking in a metal mold in the shape of a sea bream, and is a Japanese confectionery containing bean paste and mainly made of wheat flour. Taiyaki is Japanese sweets that have been eaten for over 150 years. More than 40 years ago, the song "Swimming Taiyaki-kun" for children became a big hit, and since then Taiyaki has become a national sweet that is loved by many generations. There is always one Taiyaki shop in Japanese towns. @traditinal crafts japan

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Tea Ceremony

Tea ceremony is a ritual to serve guests by making tea while calming the mind. It is a traditional Japanese culture where you can not only drink tea, but also feel the spirit of hospitality and wabi-sabi. It is also a culture that fuses various arts such as manners to the guests, tea room arrangements, tea utensils, and Japanese sweets. With the aim of uniting the main customer, the tea utensils that start with the tea bowl and the Zen words that are hung between the floors of the tea room are integrated as an element that constitutes the whole, rather than being an individual work of art, and the time itself that progresses as a tea ceremony is integrated....

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