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11 年 10 月 13 日 Tea Ceremony by Raphael

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.   read more

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11 年 10 月 10 日 Some info on works in October by Raphael

Audio in the Vocabulary Tool Some time ago, I put online audio files for all "easy" words in the Vocabulary tool. My wife and I have finished checking all "medium" and "hard" words, and we have just started recording the audio files for those words. Here are the themes concerned: Adjectives I,...   read more

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11 年 10 月 5 日 Yoshoku by Raphael

Japanese don't only eat sushi! Through history, Japan has been much influenced by foreign cultures. The Japanese cuisine has espacially borrowed many recipes and ingredients from Western cuisines, but always in a way that suits Japanese tastes. Find out more about the meals that more and more Japanese love so much.   read more

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11 年 10 月 3 日 Tanabata Matsuri by Xehanort

The stars festival comes from a Chinese legend that depicts the love between a shepherd and a weaver. They could meet only once a year because of Gods anger. This is the opportunity for Japanese to celebrate the reunion in summer.   read more

I'll soon add a new section to the site dealing with many topics of the Japanese culture. I already add an article on sushi here to give you an idea. I already have many articles, but most of them still need to be proofread and translated (if you have some time, contact me).   Sushi Sushi,...   read more

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11 年 9 月 30 日 Geisha by Raphael

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...   read more

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