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Japan Has Own Unique Tobacco Culture

The Japanese smoking pipe and finely shredded tobacco are examples of how Japan has it’s own unique tobacco culture.  Smoking culture originally …

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Ukiyo-e Shows a “Floating World”

I studied graphic design at an art university in Japan. Many teachers recommended to review and research about Japanese traditional painting. For …

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History of Oobori Soma Pottery

Obori Soma ware is the general name of pottery that has been produced throughout Namie-cho, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture for 300 years from the Genroku …