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Karuta and Setsubun

Karuta First, karuta is a Japanese card game where each card has a letter [a Japanese letter that is] and a picture, and that letter is the beginning of a proverb phrase, while the picture represents the phrase. A group … Continue reading

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Karafuneya in Sanjo

Karafuneya can’t help but catch passerbys’ eyes with the giant plastic parfaits in its lobby. In the heart of Sanjo, the store front doesn’t stick out much, except you can’t help but see the wall of other parfaits through the … Continue reading

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Bread 「パン」culture

パン, pan, bread :] On top of all the other things that are very different about Japanese everyday culture compared to that of the US, there is soft, delicious, bread…nearly everywhere. Convenience stores, grocery stores, small shops on the train … Continue reading

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