How Do You Know

How Do You KnowSony Pictures will release on December 17th "How do you Know" , starring Jack Nicholson , Paul Rudd , Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon .

Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former athlete Lisa Jorgenson finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with Lisa's current, baseball-playing beau.
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The Tourist

The TouristSony Pictures will release on December 10th The Tourist , starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp .

The film revolves around Frank (Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise (Jolie) is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path in order to mislead all those following her former lover.

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Sake Beverage

SakeSake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice.
This beverage is called sake in English, but in Japanese, sake or o-sake refers to alcoholic drinks in general.Japanese term for this specific beverage is Nihonshu , meaning "Japanese sake". Sake is also referred to in English as rice wine. However, unlike true wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting the sugar naturally present in fruit, sake is made through a brewing process more like that of beer.
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Ikebana Art

Ikebana ArtIkebana (arranged flower) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement , also known as kado ( the way of flowers )
More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant,
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Japanese Wedding

Traditional Japanese WeddingTraditional Japanese weddings involve many ceremonies and traditions. Although in modern Japan many of these are now disappearing, they still exist and can be seen around Japan.

Spring and autumn are the favourite seasons for Japanese weddings. On certain days, which are considered auspicious in the Japanese almanac, there may be as many as forty couples united in Japanese weddings at a Shinto shrine .

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Wedding Reception

Traditional Japanese wedding receptionThe usual procedures in traditional Japanese wedding receptions have a go-between introduce the bridegroom, bride and their family backgrounds. A Japanese wedding reception is a colorful affair, particularly with young friends of the bride attending in beautiful "Kimono".

Here the married sister of the bride is wearing a tomesode kimono.
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Samurai Origin

SamuraiThe samurai (or bushi) were the members of the military class, the Japanese warriors. 

Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns; but their most famous weapon and their symbol was the sword.

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Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto MusashiThe famed swordsman Miyamoto Musashi was born Shinmen Takezo in Harima province and may have fought at Sekigahara under the Ukita as a common soldier.

He makes no mention of this (perhaps unsurprisingly) in the brief biography in his book, rather confining himself to his achievements in single combat.
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Geisha And Maiko

Geisha Make upTheir face snow white, eyes and eyebrows lined in crimson and black, bee stung lips - painted crimson. This is the face and make-up we have come to associate with maiko and geisha.

Although their make-up is surely one of the most recognizable elements about them, it is interesting to note, that this has not always been the case.
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History Of The Geisha

GeishaWhilst geisha are relatively modern in their emergence, dating back to the early 1700’s, “geisha-type” women have existed since the earliest history of Japan.

Two notable predecessors to geisha were the Saburuko, who came onto the scene at the end of the seventh century, and the Shirabyoshi, who emerged during the late Heian – early Kamakura period (1185-1333AD).
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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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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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