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Ruby Silvious: 26 Days of Tea in Japan

Who is Ruby Silvious? Ruby Silvious is not your average artist. Ruby turns trash into treasure. She breathes life into disregarded fragments of  everyday objects. She finds beauty in things the average person overlooks. A professional graphic designer and internationally educated woman, Ruby Silvious has been using...

Chasen: Handcrafted Japanese Tea Whisks

Handcraft Chasen [caption id="attachment_28806" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo Credit: http://voicecream.jp/[/caption] Chasen are Japanese tea whisks used to create delicious, frothy matcha tea. The whisks are used during Japanese tea Ceremony (Sado), which focuses on careful mindfulness when enjoying tea. The ceremony focuses on the tradition and culture of...

Bilingual Magazine Kamihikouki Celebrates Tea Art

Kamihikouki Magazine [caption id="attachment_28781" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Kamihikouki Magazine features TEA in their 7th issue.Photo Credit: Kamihikouki Magazine[/caption] Kamihikouki Magazine is an artist-run magazine based in Osaka, Japan. They welcome submissions in either English or Japanese from writers and artists based anywhere in the world. The magazine aims...

Welcome to the Chagenkyo Matsuri: Wazuka’s Teatopia Festival

What is Chagenkyo? Celebrating the long history of tea cultivation in Kyoto, the Chagenkyo Matsuri is a festival that has taken place annually for over 30 years. Located in the town of Wazuka, visitors can enjoy great tea and cultural education in a scenic location.Wazuka was one...

10 Must-Do Activities in Osaka

When in Osaka, be sure not to skip over these activities. Experience every side of the metropolitan city. Abe no Harukas [caption id="attachment_28681" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Abe no Harukas is the tallest building in Japan.photo credit: http://gathery.recruit-lifestyle.co.jp/[/caption] The tallest building in Japan, visiting the top of the Abe no Harukas...

Tea Rooms to Visit in Kyoto

When visiting Kyoto, your tea options may seem limitless. Finding your perfect place to sip away the afternoon take some trial and error. Before you go, consider our short list of remarkable tea spots around the city. Tea Room Ceremony Juan Located within walking distance of the...

5 Facts About Japan’s Famous “Maneki Neko,” the Lucky Cat

Happy Maneki Nekko Day! Japan sets aside one day every year to celebrate on of their most iconic characters, maneki nekko! Today, September 29th, is Maneki Neko Day! [caption id="attachment_28572" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Maneki neko at Gotokuji Temple.Photo credit: www.tofugu.com[/caption] This adorable little cat is usually placed at the...

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5 Places from Murakami’s Japan

Haruki Murakami Murakami became a literary legend with his 1987 novel Norwegian Wood. Since then, he has stolen the hearts of readers with his quirky, slightly fantastic, yet somehow realistic worlds. His main characters are accessible yet not quite typical. Shibuya, Tokyo 【After Dark】 While the precise location...