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Osechi-ryōri 御 節 料理 Traditional New Year Food

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Japanese Osechi

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In Japan there are some periods of the year that are "sacred" and not only in the spiritual sense, but days where the tradition is followed to the letter, the past returns to homes and especially to the tables of the Japanese.

Kotodama 言霊 - The Power of Words in Japan

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People often said that words have a soul, that their importance is reflected in what a person does. In Japan this has been true since ancient times when it was believed that words "bind" the one who pronounces them and those to whom they are addressed.

Yawata no Yabushirazu 八幡の藪知らず The Forbidden Forest inside the City

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Inside the city of Ichikawa 市 川 市, just at an hour and half from Tokyo, there is one of the forbidden places in Japan, a "forest" in where it is forbidden enter under  the penalty of .... disappearance.

Kirie 切り絵, The Art of Paper Crafting

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kirie taglio carta

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Nahoko Kojima, does the name tell you something? If the answer is 'no', let me introduce she to you. She is a Japanese artist who has been working for eleven years, but she started as a child, with the most common, fragile and delicate instrument at the same time: paper.

Tanabata-sai 七夕祭 The Summer Festival in Japan

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tanabatamaturi takekazari

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Tanabata-sai (七夕 祭) is one of the Gosekku one of the 5 most important Japanese holidays that is celebrated on July 7th which is linked to the homonymous legend that celebrates the reunification of the gods Orihime and Hikoboshi respectively representatives of the stars Vega and Arutairu.

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