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Chopsticks- Simple and extravagant

Everyone knows about Chopsticks? In the hands of an artisan, these humble chopsticks can be created into works of art. These gorgeous instruments add a luxurious feel to the table. Simple implements that are also expression of Japanese aesthetics.
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Bonsai

Small living works of art admired by everybody, just one pot and a plant, the grower gets all the freedom to make it into art embedding the essence of the nature. Recently it has become a hobby. Let us find out why these small plants have such deep appeal to everyone around.
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Cultural Similarities

Throughout history, India–Japan relations have traditionally been strong. For centuries, India and Japan have engaged in cultural exchanges, primarily as a result of Buddhism which spread indirectly from India to Japan, via China. India is the largest recipient of Japanese
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Geisha - The epitome of Japanese culture

Geisha, a word that most people have heard of and associate it with the beautiful Japanese women wearing kimonos and white painted faces. But that is not all that earned them the title. Let’s go back in time and learn more about them.
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Matcha

Used in traditional tea ceremony to a Starbucks special of matcha latte, this green power powder is said to be one of the reasons for the lifespan of Japanese. Let’s find out more.
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Rakugou: A one man show

Much like mono-acting, Japan has a traditional art form of storytelling in times where technology had not made its way yet.
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Travel

Rural Japan – Toyooka

An experience, surrounded not by a concrete jungle but by paddy fields.
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THE KIMONO- WHEN, WHERE, WHAT

Although, we do not see the kimono being worn as a casual clothing anymore, during auspicious, important events in a Japanese person’s life, the go-to outfit is definitely the kimono. The Kimono has a variety of distinguishable features depending on the occasion, event and age at when it is worn. Let’s learn about what type of kimono is worn on what occasion.
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