Japan is a beautiful country. The food, the manners, the dress and the traditions are all about politeness, the aesthetic, elegance and honouring hierarchy. Yet at the same time there is a brash, zany other side to the place as well.
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If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
~ James Michener
April is cherry blossom time in Japan. Even though we are a little late for the peak of the season, it is a time when it seems that all of Japan is out enjoying the spectacle of the blooms. They do this by having “hanami” parties – food and drinks under a cherry tree. Of course, such an event would not be complete with its own etiquette and manners.
Sapporo is the home of one of Japan’s iconic beers. Sapporo beer is easily identified by the star on its label. The star has featured in its label since 1869. Not only is Sapporo a popular beer, it has played an important part in the economy of Hokkaido.
Did you know that a hug can be one way you can get essential daily nutrients that nourish well-being? Essential daily nutrients don’t always refer to food. In this post, read about some daily habits that can result in better physical and mental health.