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Japan Savvy Lesson: Become "Snow Savvy"New!!

❄️Essential words to be "Snow Savvy"❄️ In Japan, snowfall is described as snow dancing down "Yuki ga Mau / 雪が舞う" The scene of snow falling quietly and incessantly is described as “shinshin ,” while the fluttering and swirling of snow are expressed as “chirachira ” or “hirahira .” Additionally, when snow falls from roofs or […]

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Ochazuke Savvy

We - Online Open Campus: Food&Drinks Enrollments Now Open! Local Delicacies: Ochazuke [Jan. 27th Sat.] Lesson Preview “Ochazuke,” a convenient and easily enjoyed dish, remains popular across generations. The basic ochazuke involves placing ingredients on top of rice and pouring hot tea or hot water over it. In recent years, there have been variations where […]

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Why is Sake So Tasty?

We - Online Open Campus: Food&Drinks Enrollments Now Open! World Spirits: Japanese Sake [Jan. 19th Fri.] Lesson Preview Student: Following on from Japanese cuisine, people from all over the world have a growing interest in Japanese sake. I like it as well. Several uncommon kanji terms are written on the labels of sake bottles, but […]

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Unraveling the Secrets of Natto

We - Online Open Campus: Food&Drinks Enrollments Now Open! Must-Try Dishes: Natto [Jan. 25th Thu.] Lesson Introduction: Welcome to the World of Natto! What is Natto? At first glance, Natto might seem like just fermented soybeans, but it's a culinary masterpiece born from the unique fermentation process. The result? A dish with a texture like […]

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Hanafuda: A Journey Through the Flower Cards

We - Online Open Campus: Art & Culture Enrollments Now Open! Global Games Galore: Hanafuda [Jan. 23rd Tue.] Lesson Introduction: the Beauty and Tradition of Hanafuda The enchanting world of Hanafuda, where tradition meets artistry in a deck of cards. Originating in 18th-century Japan, Hanafuda has captivated players with its vibrant imagery and strategic gameplay. […]

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Aokigahara: the Most Famous Forest in Japan

Author: Mizuki Ichihira & Valeria We - Online Open Campus: Sights & Nature Enrollments Now Open! Hidden Gems: Aokigahara [Jan. 11st Thu.] Lesson Introduction: A Famous Forest Aokigahara (青木ヶ原) is a forest located in the foothills of Mt. Fuji in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Before obtaining the name "Suicide Forest," this mysterious place was called Jukai, […]

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Kintsugi: a Golden Joinery Reviving Life

We - Online Open Campus: Art & Culture Enrollments Now Open! Traditional Arts: Kintsugi [Dec. 27th Wed.] Lesson Introduction: Bridging Tradition and Global Impact of Kintsugi Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese technique for restoring broken vessels. Imagine a cherished teacup with a crack or a bowl with a chip; instead of discarding them, the Japanese […]

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Nakagin Capsule Tower: A Landmark of Metabolist Architecture

We - Online Open Campus: Sights & Nature Enrollments Now Open! Architectural Marvels: Nakagin Capsule Tower[Dec. 21st Thu.] Lesson Introduction: Farewell to an Architectural Icon The Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by renowned architect Kisho Kurokawa, has been a symbol of the Metabolist architecture movement since its completion in 1972. Its distinctive design, featuring modular capsules […]

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Himiko: Mysterious Queen Highlighted Ancient History

We - Online Open Campus: History Enrollments Now Open! World History Makers: Himiko [Dec. 21st Thu.] Lesson Introduction: The Enigmatic Queen Himiko In the tapestry of ancient Japanese history, the presence of Queens, particularly Empresses, adds a layer of intrigue. Among them, Queen Himiko stands out as a figure shrouded in mystery and romanticism, captivating […]

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Sheep Announcing the Arrival of Guests

Author: Katsuyuki Hasegawa When reading on a smartphone, we recommend turning the screen to landscape mode. Warming up Audio Keywords and Summary Japanese Word Furigana English Word Example Sentence (Japanese & English) 羊 ひつじ sheep 埼玉県にあるバンブーパームの羊が注目を集めています。Sheep from Bamboo Palm in Saitama Prefecture, are garnering attention. 動物園 どうぶつえん zoo バンブーパームは予約制の動物園で、ミーアキャットやメガネフクロウなどが飼われています。Bamboo Palm is a reservation-based zoo with […]

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