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Torii, the sacred gates

Torii, the sacred gates

Torii (鳥居) are traditional Japanese gates that can often be found at the entrance of several Shinto and Buddhist temples in Japan. The place where they were built is considered sacred.

Wrap your Christmas gifts the Japanese way and impress your family!

Wrap your Christmas gifts the Japanese way and impress your family!

Christmas is approaching, and if you are like me, the gift wrapping session is not really a cakewalk. Why not take the opportunity to learn more about the art of wrapping gifts like the Japanese?

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

Expressing the utmost consideration for one another, this is the spiritual essence of the Japanese tea ceremony. The host prepares the tea in a ceremonial way for her guests. It's a unique gathering that one should experience with harmony, purity, respect and tranquility.

Geisha

Geisha

Known throughout the world, and yet so wrongly known... Geisha belong to the most traditional art and culture of Japan. They have a strong sense of secrecy, and can even sometimes have an influence on their clients' business decisions...

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