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The strangest snacks and drinks from Japan

To convince people that the Japanese are a very strange people different from us, usually is not necessary. Agree with that many. And Bloggie you can read about the many unusual things, invented by the Japanese, which confirms the above. However, we are not talking about inventions, and unusual snacks and drinks that you can try in Japan.

The Japanese eat almost everything that swims in the sea, until a particularly poisonous puffer fish, when properly cooked which man painfully dying or jellyfish, which are 95 % water. In comparison, candied squid seems not such a rarity. Actually, despite the obvious presence of sugar, these squids are not sweet. Why – unknown. Apparently, the secret of the company.

Another unusual product can safely be called a cheese drink . The company “NEEDS Cheese Factory” with Hokkaido began to make a strange drink to attract the attention of the Japanese to the cheese, which this product does not enjoy great popularity. Many Japanese children do not know the taste of the cheese. At least, so said the noble rescuers of cheese from the company. By the way, non-traditional beverage can still be used as a traditional cheese sauce. But this is not so funny.

What about chewing gum with the taste of roses? After all, in Japan there is. Gum called “Otoko Kaoru” (“the Man, smelling Continue reading

Table Setting in a Japanese style. Photos, ideas and tips

Sushi bars and Japanese restaurants flooded European cities, and all sorts of Japanese dishes appeared on the menus of many cafés and food delivery services at home. More and more people are imbued with Eastern traditions and culture, but limited to whether the diversity of dietary habits of the Japanese people eating with chopsticks chopsticks sake, rice and seafood? Of course, no. Japanese tradition is extensive, multifaceted and very complicated, for almost every actions has its own rules, they define what should be the dining table, how to sit, how to hold the sticks, what and in what order is, what utensils to serve a particular dish and what dishes will suit any guest.

Perhaps, like serving seem prudish. However, despite this attention to detail, is appreciated in Japan the beauty of contrasts. For example, the tables can get dishes of various sizes and geometric shapes. The apparent asymmetry of square serving dishes goes well with round, deep with flat, low and high. All must be harmony and balance, so the dishes and food on it should be placed in a certain way, so, I put a square plate diamond design, and complement round bowls. Following the same logic, treats rounded served on square plates and rectangular trays.

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What to bring from Japan? Souvenirs and gifts. • Japan • Asia • Countries

Mysterious Oriental country, Japan will amaze you with not only unique culture but also a lot of interesting things, fully reflects the national character of that state.

Certainly every tourist staying in Japan, was wondering what to bring from this unusual country? Let’s consider some options of gifts.

First, this is the famous netsuke, which are miniature sculptures. Most often it is the image of gods and men, and animals. Netsuke can serve as a keychain, or individual souvenir. If you would like to purchase netsuke, go to the nearest gift shop – such figures can be found in almost every.

Secondly, if you go to Japan, you should pay attention to the so-called maneki-neko. Under this name hides one of the most common Japanese Souvenirs that are made from ceramics or porcelain. The sculpture depicts a cat with the raised paw that symbolizes good fortune and luck in life. This souvenir can be found in almost any souvenir shop.

In addition, a good souvenir brought from Japan, will be a special bell called Purina. These bells are manufactured from glass or metal. Also used bamboo or ceramic. A bell attached to a piece of paper on which outlines the poetic texts. Most often you can find such bells is rounded, however, we can see the product in the form of sticks, various Continue reading