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Cherry blossoms (桜)

One of the most beautiful season is Japan is cherry blossoms season, 
from the late part of March through the beginning of April.

During that period, you can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms and fresh green 
everywhere in Japan.

  

 


Japanese like Cherry blossoms very much. Why?

One reason is that we are considered a symbol of the beginning of new life.

For children starting school and graduates starting new job, April cherry blossoms 
suggest a bright future.

  


Another reason is Japanese aesthetic sensibility that attaches a high value to ephemeral 
beauty.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom that last only several days become all the more attractive 
for their transience.


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Fugu, blow fish (河豚)

Japanese like fugu sashimi.

Fugu is blow fish, some types contain tetrodotoxin, and it is a thousand times more 
toxic than potassium cyanide.

Therefore, certification and notification is required to clean and sell it.
So why risk your life? The answer is simple – the taste.

Fugu is chewy so as sashimi, it’s cut so thin it’s transparent.

 

Pieces are spread out like beautiful petals, and a few pieces are eaten at time 
with condiments and ponzu.
One bite of the delicate yet rich flavor will addict you.
Fugu hot pot in winter is supreme it’s made by boiling scraps and bones with 
vegetable in stock.
It’s flavored and enjoyed with ponzu.

After eating the ingredients, add rice for final delicious porridge.

The most famous places where you can enjoy Fugu are Shimonoseki and Usuki.


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Yobuko Squid (呼子のイカ)

Yobuko is famous for fresh Yobuko Squid, transparent in body 
and firm in texture.

The squid has a sweetness that melt upon the tangue. 
In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of 
still-living seafood is served.

The freshness is outstanding in fact, flesh is usually still twitching while 
served up on the plate.


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Japanese cuisines and beverages

Japan is a foodie’s paradise, with some of the finest and most 
varied cuisine in the world.

Traditional cuisine of Japan (日本食)

It is based on steamed rice, soy bean soup and The traditional 
cuisine of Japan is based on steamed rice, soy bean soup and 
other dishes; there is an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. 

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Baked Eel(うなぎの蒲焼)

Eel are very nutritious, and are believed to provide us with a 
lot of physical energy.
Before eating, powdered “Sansho”, a kind of spice, is usually 
sprinkled over the eel to heighten its flavor.  more 


Grilled eel on rice (アナゴ飯)

It is a local cuisine in Hiroshima.
Charcoal grilled eel seasoned with soy sauce and 
mirin served on boiled rice.
The aroma that rises the cooking eel is mouthwatering.


Yobuko Squid (呼子のイカ)

The squid has a sweetness that melt upon the tangue. 

In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh 
of still-living seafood is served.
The freshness is outstanding in fact, flesh is usually still twitching 
while served up on the plate.   more


Udon, wheat noodle(うどん)

It is noodle from wheat flour, and is a little thicker than 
Soba noodle.

Udon is eaten either from bowls filled with hot soup, or by 
dipping it into special soup as in the case of Soba. more..

Soba, buckwheat noodle(そば)

Long, thin brownish noodle made from buckwheat flour 
to which is added wheat flour, egg, and sometimes yam 
starch. It is eaten either in hot soup, “Kakesoba” or as a 
cold dish, “Morisoba”.
In Morisoba, noodle is piled up on 
small flat bascket. more 

Hakata Ramen at Yatai (博多ラーメン)

Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka
Despite a decline in recent year, there are said to be 
more than 160.
The food stalls have all kind of food, but you 
have to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from 
pork bone and thin noodles. more

Kawara soba(瓦そば)

literally means a roof tile buckwheat noddle.
The meal is a local cuisine in Kawatana, Yamaguchi prefecture.
The buckwheat noddle which is served on the heated roof tile.
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Dango-jiru (だんご汁)

The meal is a local specialty in Oita.
It is made by boiling flat noodles made from wheat flour 
together with ingredients such as radishes, carrots, 
burdock roots, aroids, and shiitake mushrooms in miso 
flavored dashi (broth). more


Typical Japanese breakfast (日本の朝食)

It consist of steamed rice, soybean soup with asari clams, 
tsukune (chicken meatloaf with egg, dried laver seaweed, 
natto ( fermented soybeans) and raw egg mixed 
with steamed rice. more


Sake Brewery(日本酒の酒蔵)

There are a lot of Sake brewery where you can visit in Kyushu.

Sake is an alcoholic beverage brewed from rice, koji mold and 
yeast.
Its alcohol content ranges from 13% to 16% and its 
quality varies according to its fermentation processes.
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Sumo 九州場所

Grand Tournaments of Sumo Kyushu basho is held 
from Nov 12 through 25 at Fukuoka Kokusai Center in Fukuoka-city.

  

Autumn in Itoshima

The viewing and appreciation of Autumn leaves is called ‘Koyo’ (紅葉), 
is used to refer to the changing colors of autumn foliage.

One of the best place isRaizan Senmyoji temple in Itoshima.
This is a famous spot, with a 400 year old maple tree which is designated 
as a natural monument.

  

200 other maple trees. Visitors can also enjoy the view of another natural 
monument, a white sandalwood tree located in the inner garden called 
Shinji Teien, along with the autumn leaves.

  

The biggest Shimenawa in Japan (宮地嶽神社の日本一の注連縄)

The Shimenawa at the Miyajidake Shrine in Fukutsu-city is the biggest in Japan.
Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and 11m length.
 
Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that 
a Shimenawa had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected 
with Shinto Shrines decorated with Shimenawa.


福津市にある宮地嶽神社の注連縄は日本一大さで、なんと重さが3トンで直径2.6m、
長さが11mあります。
 
注連縄は藁でつくった太い縄をよったものです。 
昔、注連縄には悪魔を退ける力があるとしんじられていて、神社に関係の深い
多くのものには注連縄が飾られています。

Chrysanthemum exhibitions

The chrysanthemum has been a familiar flower to Japanese as the symbol 
of the Imperial Family and a symbol of longevity and rejuvenation. 

  

The Chrysanthemum exhibition is held annually in autumn from mid October 
to mid November in many shrines, temples and gardens throughout Japan.

  


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Colorful autumn leaves in Unzen

It is one of the best season to visit in Unzen onsen resort 
where you can discover its absolute beauty in Japan.

   

Nita-toge Pass is the best place to enjoy autumn foliage.

Ema (絵馬)

Ema is small pentagon-shaped wooden plaque dedicate to 
Shrine and Temple.

  


One side of the plaque usually has a picture of horse or the 
animal representing the zodiac sigh of that year.
On the other side, which is blank, people write their wishes 
for wide variety of things, then hang the Ema up the certain 
places in the Shrine or Temple.
The custom originally came from wealthy people’s practice 
of offering real horses when they made wishes.
Eventually, this turned into the tradition of giving pictures of 
horse, as donating real horses became too much of financial 
strain.