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Something about Hawaii and haiku

Whenever I go to Hawaii, I fall into a haiku mood.

Not sure if it is the Japanese influences there, or if it’s all in my head, but I start thinking in short bursts. 117 more words

Japan Day 5: Gion

Gion is a mystical place. It is an area of Kyoto that is frozen in time artifactually as well as culturally. While Xenophobia is a problem that Japanese culture faces, it is apparently extremely rampant in the tiny private restaurants of Japan. 163 more words

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There is a decorative motif that I often see on tea utensils.  It is called “hana’ikada” (Flower Raft) and I became curious about its origin. 123 more words

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Guest Blog Post Rommy Today's Haiku

Hi, my name is Rommy and I’m a guest blogger here on sanseilife with another Haiku.

she is like a dream

brave loyal strong beautiful… 6 more words

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Senbazuru | greens n blues

In Japanese folklore it is said that if you make 1000 origami cranes your wish will come true . The crane is a symbol of a long and happy life, of good fortune and peace. 71 more words

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Drinking Alcohol in Japan

The consumption of alcohol in Japan has its own customs and traditions. Here are a few of my observations.

Although none of my visits to Japan were business-related, I understand that drinking is a common element of conducting business there. 661 more words

七種蓋置のまとめ・Seven Futa'oki Wrapup


With the recent posting on mitsuba (three leaves) futa’oki, we conclude our coverage of all seven types.  Here is a complete list. 22 more words

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