Sushi Rolls (maki - Zushi)

Sushi RollsThere are two main types of sushi, nigiri-zushi, which is vinegared rice hand-formed into oval shapes and topped with various raw and cooked seafood, and maki-zushi which is vinegared rice combined with seafood and vegetables then wrapped in an edible seaweed called nori and sliced into rounds.
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Miso Soup With Tofu

Miso SoupThis nourishing Japanese soup takes only minutes to prepare and can be served for breakfast, lunch, or as part of a main meal. Miso, fermented soy bean paste, adds a rich flavor and is highly valued in Japan for its health-giving properties.

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Teriyaki Chicken Noodles

Teriyaki Chicken NoodlesThe savory-sweet teriyaki sauce combines perfectly with the tender chicken and vegetables in this quick and flavorsome noodle dish.
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Takeo / Ureshino Hot Springs

Takeo Ureishino Hot SpringsHot spring waters gush from crevices in the sandstone. An area famous for green tea and soothing hot springs that help to make your skin smooth and subtle.
Both Takeo and Ureshino cities are located in the western part of Saga Prefecture, near the border between Saga and Nagasaki prefectures.
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Daifuku Recipe

DaifukuDaifuku is a kind of Japanese mochi cakes. Serve daifuku with hot green tea. You can make various daifuku, changing the filling. This is a recipe to make basic daifuku with anko filling.


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Okinawa Paradise

OkinawaCrystal blue seas, white sand beaches and colorful marine life. Shuri Castle, home of the King of Ryukyu.

Okinawa Prefecture is made up of the Ryukyu Islands, which at their southern extremity begin at Nansei Island, and lie between Kyushu, the most southwesterly of Japan's four main islands, and Taiwan. Okinawa consists of 160 islands of various size scattered across a vast area of ocean.
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Anko (sweet Bean Paste)

AnkoThis is the chocolate brown sweet bean filling that is encased in ohagi (glutinous rice cakes), anpan (rolls), dorayaki (mini pancakes), etc. It is very easy to make, and economical as well. As desserts go, it’s relatively healthy because the main ingredient is adzuki bean. While it does have a lot of sugar, it has no fat and no dairy products. Our recipe uses much less sugar than traditional recipes , so try it to see if it is sweet enough before adding additional sugar to taste.
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Kanagawa Region

KanagawaNear-futuristic urban complex full of vitality, located next to Tokyo. Topographic variety with exquisite mountains, rivers and seas.

Just south of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is situated in the southwest of the Kanto Plains and fronts on Tokyo Bay and Sagami Bay at the south. In addition to its celebrated standing as an animated district that has led the economy of Japan, Kanagawa boasts
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Onigiri (rice Balls)

OnigiriWhile it is hard to get the hang of at first, you will find that the traditional triangular shape is a natural fit for your hands. Alternately, you can buy an onigiri press at your local Asian grocery store, which makes perfectly formed onigiri.
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Shimane Region

ShimaneShimane used to be Japan's leading cultural center. Full of must-see spots including national parks and cultural monuments.
Shimane is situated on the western tip of Honshu Island (the main island of Japan), and faces the Korean Peninsula over the Sea of Japan. Trade with the continent and China thrived in olden times, and this region was once the leading edge of culture.
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Reitaisai Festival

ReitaisaiYabusame, a Shinto ritual of shooting arrows on horseback, is famous worldwide .

Dates:September 14th-16th
Place:Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
City:2-1-31, Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki Kunchi FestivalA festival rich in cosmopolitan atmosphere befitting a city which has prospered through trade.

Dates:October 7th-9th
Places:Suwa Shrine, etc.
City:18-15, Kaminishiyama-machi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Origami Art

OrigamiOrigami is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD and was popularized in the mid-1900s.

It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami.


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