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Sun Protection the Japanese Way Apparel and Safe Susncreens

Japanese women and sun protectionWhen it comes to Japanese women, sun protection is a national obsession.

Sunscreens are popular in Japan, though they are considered as the “last line of defense” in the fight against sun’s damaging rays. A comprehensive approach includes

  • Wearing protective
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Iced Shiso Juice on a Hot Summer Day

iced-shiso-juiceQuench your thirst with a zesty cup of iced shiso juice. The vibrant color and the invigorating taste is bound to liven-up any occasion.

This recipe is for making 3.5 cups of concentrate, yielding 48 cups of iced shiso juice.… Read the rest

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Summer Rain

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The rainy season (Tsuyu, 梅雨) has arrived in Miyazaki, as it does every year.

The weather is a balmy 20-24 degrees C (68-75 ºF), and we will have warm rains here almost every day for the next few … Read the rest

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When Spirits Return Japanese Traditions of August

In Japan, summer is time for the lively Bon Odori dances festivals, held in mid-August during the 3-day celebration of Obon "Festival of the Dead". The tradition traces its origin all the way back to the 8th century Heian period.

In Japan, mid-August is time for Bon Odori dances festivals during 3-day celebration of Obon “Festival of the Dead”. The tradition traces its origin all the way back to the 8th century Heian period.

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Beat the Summer Heat the Japanese Traditional Way

 

Beat the summer heat Japanese traditional way

Most of the Japanese archipelago has four distinct seasons, and Japanese lifestyle includes time-tested traditions of coping with intense summer heat.

From our houses to our cars, offices and malls, air conditioners are everywhere. Indeed, life without them can … Read the rest

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Tanabata, Festival of Forlorn Lovers

The seventh day of the seventh month in Japanese mythology is the day Tanabata – celebrating the festival of forlorn lovers.
In Japanese mythology the seventh day of the seventh month is the festival of Tanabata (meaning the “night of the seventh”) on which day Orihime and Hikoboshi, two lovers separated by the milky way, are allowed to meet once … Read the rest

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Warm Rain

Japan Rainy SeasonMonsoon season (Tsuyu, 梅雨) is about to begin in Miyazaki, on time. The weather is warm, and it will rain here for the next 6-7 weeks.

On average, we get about 60-90 cm (2-3 feet) of rain during … Read the rest

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