Dining with My Daughter

Dining with My Daughter

I still vividly remember those few months when my culinary repertoire was limited to mashed veggies, yogurt and oatmeal with cut bananas. And those...

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What is Ko-Kutani Style ?

What is Ko-Kutani Style ?

Kutani ware’s charm is its heavy handed painting techniques, and Ko-Kutani ware (Old Kutani) is particularly powerful and captivating. The geometri...

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The Japanese World of Gold 

The Japanese World of Gold 

Across many nations, gold, and its color, have symbolized wealth, prosperity, and elegant grandeur. This glittering, yellow substance was one of th...

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All About the Setsubun

All About the Setsubun

As February approaches in Japan, supermarkets and convenience stores display ogre masks and packaged roasted soybeans. This is necessary for the Ja...

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