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27Fri 2020

What is the proper way to bow in Japan?

Ojigi (お辞儀) or the act of bowing is definitely one of the most important part of Japanese culture. Bowing is used commonly in greeting a person as well as giving a deep apology. There are different levels and types of

20Fri 2020

Different types of Noodles in Japan

Ramen is the most popular noodle dish in Japan. Though ramen originated in China, Japan made it popular. Offered in 4 different flavors such as Shoyu (soy sauce based), Shio (salt based), Tonkotsu (pork based) and Miso (soybean based) topped

13Fri 2020

All about Maiko, Geisha and Oiran

One of the famous representation of Japanese culture is the Geisha. Becoming a geisha requires a lot of training, hard work and patience. In the past, only Japanese can become a geisha. However, there were records of foreigners becoming geisha

11Wed 2020

Japanese Omiyage (お土産)

Omiyage means a local specialty bought as a gift while traveling. These are normally given to friends, family or co-workers after you’ve been gone for a trip. In Japan train stations, you will see lots of boxes wrapped in colorful