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In Japan, we have Obon Buddhist annual event to welcome our ancestors’ spirits. Commonly, companies or shops are closed during the Obon period same as Easter. Let’s focus on Obon in detail!
In Japan, people celebrate Tanabata on July 7 every year. Tanabata is one of the seasonal events and is sometimes called as “Shichiseki” (Seventh Night) or “Hoshimatsuri” (Star Festival). Today we introduce Tanabata, which is a traditional Japanese culture and its history and how to spend on that day.
“Children's Day" is celebrated all over the world and, in Japan, May 5 is the Children's Day, which is also called “Tango-no Sekku”. We will explain a habit called “Tango-no Sekku”, which is one of the traditional events in Japan.
Saitama Prefecture is one of the most famous tea growing areas in the Kanto region. The picking of new tea leaves begins in late April, and the famous product "SayamaTea" begins to be distributed in May. Here, we will introduce Sayama Tea, one of the three major teas representing Japan.
There is a traditional culture called “Hanami” in Japan. When cherry blossoms start blooming every spring, people are delighted with the arrival of spring, and at large parks and special venues for cherry blossom viewing, they enjoy eating delicious lunch boxes and drinking alcohol while watching the cherry blossoms.
There is a custom in Japan to eat “Ohagi” on the equinoctial week in spring. “Ohagi” is made by wrapping cooked glutinous rice with red bean paste. We are explaining to you how to make red bean paste and “Ohagi” step by step.
In Japan, each season is associated with seasonal events, goods, etc., which you can find in daily life. In particular, “spring” has a positive meaning such as “new encounters or starts”, “hopes” and “expectations”. Today we are going to introduce ADERIA Sakura Tableware, which makes you feel the arrival of spring.
Valentine's Day is a day when people send gifts and their gratitude to their beloved ones. This custom originated from the religion of Christianity. However, Japan has its own custom for Valentine's Day. Today we are going to tell you about “Japanese style Valentine's Day”.
Japan has a custom of bean throwing on Setsubun Day (the day before the calendrical beginning of spring) to drive out evil spirits. Today we are going to tell you about Setsubun in Japan. This traditional Japanese event is very exciting and fun. Let’s give it a try to experience a Japanese culture.
In Japan, people eat various kinds of traditional New Year-related cuisine including Osechi and sea bream dishes, etc.Ozoni is one of Japanese traditional dishes for New Year’s. Today we are going to tell you about history of Ozoni and how to cook it. There are different styles depending on locales. Let’s experience Japanese culture for the start of New Year 2022!
Japan has a custom of eating Toshikoshi Soba (year-crossing noodles) on New Year’s Eve (“Omisoka” in Japanese). Today we are going to tell you about the reason and origin why we eat Soba at a crossover of years as well as how to make Toshikoshi Soba. Soba has unique flavor, and it is an essential food for Japanese people. Would you like to eat Toshikoshi Soba and enjoy the Japanese tradition to have a great New Year start?

Halloween is an exciting event either for adults or kids. Kids must be looking forward to this annual event. We would like to share recipe of Halloween art Takoyaki using Takoyaki pan. Let’s cook Halloween Takoyaki to enjoy Halloween party even more with your family and friends!

In Japan, we have summer holidays called "Obon" from August 8 to 16. It is believed that our ancestor's spirits will return home in Obon, and Obon is the most important Buddhist event. Families get together to welcome ancestors or visit their graves. This family event is highly adored.

Have you heard about the Star Festival, called Tanabata? Tanabata is originally one of the looms that chosen girls used to weave kimono for God. Those kimono were laid for good harvest and cleansing. After Buddhism was brought to Japan, we have got Obon, "Japanese Halloween" where we welcome Gods and our ancestors'

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