Experience the magic of hydrangea season in Japan. Explore beautiful blooms, historic temples in Kamakura, and unique cultural insights. Plan a sensory feast with our guide.
Kamakura, known as ‘Little Kyoto,’ immerses visitors in Japan’s culture and history. In summer, the city transforms into a haven for hydrangeas, with numerous ‘hydrangea temples’ or ‘Ajisai-dera’ adorned with beautiful bushes.
Safflower dyeing is a rare dyeing method that uses flower while there are many kinds of plant dyeing which use bark or leaves of trees.
Expert skill is required to dye beautifully with safflower because it is difficult to fix the color .
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Katsuobushi is one of the Japanese Super Food, which is good for your health and beauty.
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Sake of Rihaku Shuzo Mr. Yuichiro Tanaka, the president of Rihaku Shuzo in Matsue city, Shimane Prefecture. He told us about Rihaku’s …Continue reading Japanese Sake which goes well with all kinds of food from the sea, mountains and lakes
Flowers bloomed to Sakaki (Cleyera japonica) on the household Shinto altar. The size of buds are around 1.5mm and the flowers are around 2-3…Continue reading Sakaki (Cleyera japonica) on the household Shinto altar