Hello, dear readers. Do you know the "sado"? Sado is a kind of Japanese traditional art culture and ceremony that has inherited since ancient times. This time I want to give you a brief introduction to the etiquette of sado.
One of the five seasonal festivals. Originally an unlucky day in China, due to the pair of odd numbers in its date, where irises and mugwort were used to ward off evil and venomous insects from homes.
The Edo Period saw the word for the iris "shoubu" become a homophone for "warlike spirit", so it became customary to decorate helmets, armor, warbanners and streamers with irises in hopes of success in battle. Originally meant to bring continued success of the children of samurai warriors, it has survived to this day as a boys' festival.
"Souvenir" is essential for travel, business trip or a long journey.There are many different specialties throughout Japan, this time is Northern Tohoku Region! We will personify and introduce the souvenirs which are very popular in the northeastern part of Japan to you.
Speaking of scenery poems about spring in Japan, people will think of a kind of food called "Sanshoku Dango (Dango of three colors)". It is a kind of dango people usually have when admiring flowers (hanami). In Japan, it is a very familiar type of dango. This time MdJ will introduce to you Sanshoku Dango that can often be seen in Japanese classical anime and TV dramas!
Green tea is one of the representative drinks in Japan.
It not only has beautiful colors and charming aroma, but also calm people down and has a good effect on health.
There are various types of tea, such as green tea in green color and Hojicha (roasted green tea) in brown color and so on, but do you know that they are all made from the same tea leaves?
In the following part, we will introduce to you some types of tea and how they are prepared that even Japanese people don't know very well.