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Guest Post: Uji City, the Center of Tea Culture in Japan

Uji city is one of the most famous places in Japan when it comes to tea traditions. Mostly famous for Byodoin – the temple on the reverse side of the 10 yen coin – Uji is the perfect place to … Continue reading

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Fascinating Wedding Cakes from Around the World

Wedding cakes are renowned for their grandeur in regards to their aesthetics. Using tall, white cakes with figures on top symbolizing the groom and the bride is the sort of design which prevailed in US weddings in the 1950s embodying … Continue reading

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Kidneys, Who Needs Those?

Before I went to teach English in Shenzhen, China, I happened upon a satirical video about the traditions of eating in a Japanese restaurant.  Inconveniently, that video swept across my media player after my semester abroad in Tokyo.  What can … Continue reading

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