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What is an Izakaya?

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What is an Izakaya?

You've probably heard of izakaya before, right? In Japan there are a lot of them and also in Germany you can find here and there a restaurant called Izakaya. Izakaya is a typical bar or pub that serves mainly small dishes and alcoholic beverages - actually like Spanish tapas, but in Japanese and with other delicacies...

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How to drink Japanese tea

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How to drink Japanese tea

Japan is known for its rich tea culture that dates back many centuries. Japanese people take their tea seriously, and there are several fascinating customs and traditions associated with the art of drinking tea...

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Sakura - beautiful and even delicious

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Sakura - beautiful and even delicious

Spring is slowly approaching and with it the cherry blossom season, which is so popular in Japan. The white-pink blossom of the cherry trees, called sakura in Japan, stands for new beginnings and, of course, beauty, but also for transience and impermanence...

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Making your own bento - Here's how

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Making your own bento - Here's how

Many countries have sandwiches, but Japan? There is bento, of course! You're probably also a fan of the numerous snacks that the Japanese whip up from their bags when they're out and about. We tell you how you can create your own bento...

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How the Japanese new year begins!

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How the Japanese new year begins!

We are at the beginning of the new year and want to take a look at the culinary New Year traditions in Japan. Did you know, for example, that long noodles symbolise a long life?...

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