Japanese art
Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, kiri-e, kirigami...
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The Truth About Wasabi
Have you ever eaten wasabi? If you answered “yes” to that question, you are likely mistaken. Most sushi eaters—even in Japan—are actually being served a mixture of ground horseradish and green food c...
National Geographic Magazine - Making Soba Noodles
Soba noodles are thin, handmade, and an integral part of Japanese cuisine.
Making $35,000 Bonsai Scissors
When it comes to Japanese craftsmanship, knives often get all the glory. But in the city of Sakai, where traditional metalwork goes back centuries, there is one man who has built his legacy on somethi...
5 Must-Try Japanese Food Experiences in Tokyo
Japanese Food is awesome, and the overall dining experience is just as fun. If you are looking for places to eat in Tokyo, here are five great Japanese food experiences that I love while living in Tok...
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If you get Kintsugi, you get what's wonderful about Japanese culture...
Best of rice paddy art & STUNNING fields in Aomori, Japan
The highest level of agricultural professionalism and artistic taste is being shown by the Japanese villagers, who first wanted to save the tradition of rice...
How America’s First 3 Star Michelin Sushi Chef Serves His Fish
Rarely does chef Masa Takayama of Manhattan sushi shrine Masa allow cameras into his restaurant. But Eater's Kat Odell scored a seat at his bar to taste thro...
The Ten Commandments of Sushi
My first lunch at Yajima Sushi, in Tokyo, felt more like a kidnapping.
How to Make the Perfect Tempura with Tadashi Ono
Celebrated Japanese chef Tadashi Ono demonstrates how to make the perfect, light and crispy tempura. The secret is in the cake-flour batter, which should be ...
Pounding Mochi with the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan
Mitsuo Nakatani is a mochi master, and to watch him do his work is a genuine thrill. Turning sticky rice into Japan’s traditional soft and chewy treat requir...
How to Order Sake - Tasting Notes from A Sommelier
On this episode of Shokunin, sushi chef David Bouhadana visits Shigure, a Tribeca sake bar and Japanese kitchen, for a sake tasting with master sommelier Mon...
Samurai Swordmaking
Samurai swordmaking video from the UK's National Museum of Arms and Armour and the Portland Art Museum
The Lucky Peach Guide to Miso
Miso is fermented soybean paste—but let’s be more specific. It takes only a glimpse of pale, sweet shiro miso or burly, fudgy hatcho miso to see that “miso” casts an enormous net: varieties of miso ca...
Ashikaga Flower Park in May - Part 2 - Tochigi - Japan Travel, Tomoko Kamishima
The aroma of wisteria blossoms is in the night air. People who came here in the daytime are still enjoying flowers even at night in a tunnel of white wisteria, under the 1000 square meter purple wiste...
Japanese Prehistoric Art
Japanese prehistoric art is a wide-ranging category, spanning the Jōmon (c. 10,000 BCE - 350 BCE) and Yayoi periods (c. 350 BCE-250 CE), and the entire Japanese archipelago, including Hokkaidō in the ...
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Japanese architecture
Japanese architecture (日本建築, Nihon kenchiku) has traditionally been typified by wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground, with tiled or thatched roofs. Sliding doors (fusuma) were u...
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Japanese calligraphy
Japanese calligraphy (書道, shodō) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. For a long time, the most esteemed calligrapher in Japan had been Wang Xizhi, a Chine...
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Japanese crafts
The many and varied traditional handicrafts of Japan are officially recognised and protected. Some enjoy status as meibutsu, or regional specialties. Each craft demands a set of specialized skills. T...
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Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine is the food—ingredients, preparation and way of eating—of Japan. The traditional food of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredie...
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Japanese traditional dance
There are two main types of Japanese traditional dance: Odori, which originated in the Edo period, and Mai, which originated in the western part of Japan. Odori grew out of Kabuki drama and is more o...
Japanese garden
Japanese gardens (日本庭園, nihon teien) are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles wer...
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Japanese lacquerware
Japanese lacquerware (historically referred to as Japan, analogous to Chinese ceramics) is a broad category of fine and decorative arts, as lacquer has been used in paintings, prints, and on a wide va...
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Music of Japan
The music of Japan includes a wide array of performers in distinct styles both traditional and modern. The word for music in Japanese is 音楽 (ongaku), combining the kanji 音 "on" (sound) with the kanji...
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Japanese painting
Japanese painting (絵画, kaiga, also gadō 画道) is one of the oldest and most highly refined of the Japanese visual arts, encompassing a wide variety of genres and styles. As with the history of Japa...
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Japanese pottery and porcelain
Japanese pottery and porcelain (陶磁器, Jp. tojiki; also 焼きもの, Jp. yakimono; 陶芸, Jp. tōgei), is one of the country's oldest art forms, dates back to the Neolithic period. Kilns have produced earthenware,...
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Japanese sculpture
The sculpture of Japan started from the clay figure. Japanese sculpture received the influence of the Silk Road culture in the 5th century, and received a strong influence from Chinese sculpture after...
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Japanese theater
Traditional Japanese theatre includes kabuki, noh (and kyōgen) and bunraku.
There are four major forms of traditional Japanese theater that are famous around the world. These are Noh, Kyogen, Kabu...
Dō (martial arts)
Tao or Dao (/taʊ/, /daʊ/; Chinese: 道; pinyin:  Dào ) is a Chinese concept signifying 'way', 'path', 'route', or sometimes more loosely, 'doctrine' or 'principle'. Within the context ...
Dō (martial arts) - Wikipedia