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June 29, 2021
How To Make Mochi Donuts

The mochi donut is pleasantly chewy, baked or fried, and topped with a multitude of different flavored glazes. Today you can find everything from black sesame mochi donuts, banana mochi...

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June 17, 2021
Gachapon: The "Fun" Vending Machines

Some readers will want the skinny, the quick and dirty, the meat-and-potatoes answer to their question (presumaby, “What are gachapon?”) To those readers we proffer this— Gachapon are vending machines...

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June 08, 2021
Exploring Night Markets In Japan

Colored lights, boisterous crowds, some shopping, and a whole lot of eating: the night market is a “must-go, must-see, must-eat“ stop on many an itinerary in East and Southeast Asia....

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May 25, 2021
Modern Day Kimono

Everyone has a baseline understanding of the Japanese kimono. We all know what kimonos look like, their long historical importance in Japan, and the elegance with which they are typically...

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May 03, 2021
Who were the Oni?

Despite the fact that Japanese oni were born about 1400 years ago and—depending on your belief system—never strictly walked the Earth, you have likely seen an oni demon. It’s a...

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