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The First Writing of The Year

“Kakizome,” the first calligraphy writing of the year is described as a tradition of writing or illustrating something for the first time …

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Camellia Festival in Oshima

From the end of January to the second half of March, the Camellia Festival is held on Izu Oshima. The Camellia Tunnel …

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Kamon, Japan’s Family Crests

Kamon—Japan’s family crests—originally referred to as “mondokoro” or “ie no monsho,” were motifs used to express the identity of each family in …