Tokyo Tower

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With Mount Fuji on one side, the Pacific Ocean on the other, and an endless medley of skyscrapers, modern buildings, parks, and historical buildings like…

Geisha

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“Geisha” means “artist” in Japanese. The geisha of Japan are cultural icons who preserve the Japanese custom of putting the guest on a pedestal through…

Ikebana

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In the West, florists create flower arrangements that bring out patterns of color and showcase the blooms at their peak. The art has a long…

Manga

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In the West, comic books are typically thought of as “kids’ stuff” and the adults who enjoy them are usually thought of as adults who…

Onsens

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In Japan, it is quite common to take a relaxing soak in a bath at the end of each day and it is a daily…