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Pile of Salt Mori Shio (Morijio)

Meaning of Pile of Salt Mori Shio (Morijio) in front of Restaurant

If you have ever been to Japan, you might have seen little triangle pile of salt. Especially, right in front…

Sakura (Image of Mono no Aware)

What is Mono no Aware? Introduction and Example!

Mono no Aware is really a Japanese word which can not be translated directly into English. Even I, a Japanese,…

Japanese Christmas Cake

What does Japanese Christmas Cake Mean? History and Meaning of Christmas Cake in Japan!!

As I am Japanese, I used to enjoy Christmas cake every year when I was a child. Well, even now,…

Choju-Giga (Image for History of Japanese Manga! When is the origin?)

History of Japanese Manga! When is the origin?

Japanese comic, or manga became popular today. But it was not very popular like today in Japan when I was…


What is Dorayaki? All about Dorayaki in Japan!

I think most Japanese reminds that blue cat-like robot when they hear Dorayaki. Yes, Doraemon! Favorite anime of child! I…