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ムクゲ(木槿、Hibiscus syriacus)は大韓民国の国花で韓国語では「무궁화」(無窮花; ムグンファ)と呼びます。日本でも庭木として広く植栽され、茶花としても夏によくつかわれます。

Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of the Republic of Korea (South Korea).  In Korean, it is called 「무궁화」(無窮花; … 125 more words

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A Whistle-Stop Tour of Japanese Pop Culture

Join us as we take a whistle-stop tour through some of Japan’s most well-known pop culture! 640 more words


Anna + Rina + Tragedy + Time + those “Big Butts”

Dear Mr. Akimoto-san,

I want to first communicate my support and best wishes to all members of the AKB family.  It has been several weeks since the infamous “saw-attack” on Anna and Rina by that crazy person at the Handshake Event.  707 more words


Top Ten Anime Review Series, 5: Shakugan no Shana

My Ranking: 5

Aired: Oct 6, 2005-Mar 12, 2012

Adapted From: Shakugan no Shana Light Novel

Author: Takahashi, Yashichiro

Genre Tags: Action, Comedy, Shounen, Romance, Supernatural… 759 more words


初炭(風炉)・Shozumi (Furo)


We have recently practiced shozumi (initial preparation of charcoal) a few times.


It was a lot simpler than sumidemae for ro when using… 217 more words

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Japan Expo: 2nd Impact 2014 @ San Mateo Event Center

The Ramen crew attended the anime convention imported from France, Japan Expo at this past weekend’s San Mateo Event Center.  The Ramen team of Eddie, Ramon and Jonelle roam the floors and stages to soak-in the event.


Top Ten Anime Review Series, 6: Golden Time

My Ranking: 6

Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014

Adapted From: Golden Time Light Novel

Author: Takemiya, Yuyuko

Genre Tags: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural… 565 more words