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Zashiki-warashi 座敷童 The Protector Spirit of the House

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The zashiki-warashi 座 敷 童, or zashiki-bokko 座 敷 童子 as it is sometimes called, is a benign spirit of Japanese folklore. He /she is often represented as a child or small child (usually not exceeding ten years), very shy but a good omen for the home and those who live inside it.

Shimenawa 注連縄 the Sacred Rope in Shintoism

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The  Shimenawa 注連縄 is the Sacred Rope used in Shinto rites. You can often find it in temples, above the main entrances, or to outline a place or something sacred, such as large trees. Let's find out what it is and let's learn more about this important element of the Shinto religion.

Omiyage お土産 The Gift or Present in Japanese culture

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Omiyage お 土産 is not just the simple souvenir that you take home or to friends after a trip, it is an essential part of Japan culture, because contains different meanings depending on who does it and who we do it with. Let's see how it works and its differences.

Omamori お守り a world of lucky charm for every need

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 Omamori 守 り, are small amulets, often made of cloth, that
 every Japanese (and tourist) knows. They protect from any
 "evil influence", and are used by everyone, children, students, and the elderly. Let's see what they are and where they are.

The kotatsu 炬燵 Your Warm Partner in the Cold Japan

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 Kotatsu 炬 燵 is really Your Warm Partner in the Cold Japan that can be find in all Japanese home. You can use it in cold autumns and expecially in the winters, practically Know from evryone in Japan, but in all over the world too, it is not only part of the furniture, but it is much more

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