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10Wed 2016

Ryokan: Japanese hospitality

Do you know the word “おもてなし” (“Omotenashi”)? “Omotenashi” is the way of Japanese Hospitality. The philosophy of “Omotenashi” is originally rooted in “茶道” (“Sado”). Tea ceremony – “茶会” (“Chakai”) is known as a part of “Sado”. “茶人” – “Chajin” or

3Wed 2016

About Japanese honorifics (San, Sama, Kun, Chan, Dono)

One of main difficulties in learning Japanese might be being able to handle polite expressions properly. Why it is difficult? Because the differences between these expressions are very subtle, and in order to use them accurately, one needs to perceive whether the other person is

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1Mon 2016

All you’ve ever wanted to know about sushis *

We have found this video very interesting – It was made by a duo of Japanese comedians, The Rahmens.
Please have a look and enjoy!
To learn more about this hilarious duo of comedians, The Rahmens, click here.
* to be taken with

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29Fri 2016

Kanto versus Kansai: what are the differences?

An old proverb says “A man from the East (“Edokko”; “Edo” is the old name of Tokyo, “Ko” means “child”) matches well a woman from Kyoto”. According to the saying, a strong and open-hearted East man (Edokko) suits well a tender