Japan is known for it's wide variety of festivals, and one of the most famous, is Hanami. Hanami (花見) translates literally to "flower viewing", but is more commonly referred to as cherry blossom viewing. As you may, or may not know, Sakura (known as cherry blossom) is different to the blossom we know in the [...]
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Almost two thirds of Japan is covered with mountains and hills. In the month of November, rain turns to snow which settles on mountainous slopes all the way from the northern island of Hokkaido to the "Japan Alps" of mainland Honshu, and during the winter months Japan claims some of the best skiing and snowboarding [...]
Bizen is named after the village of Inbe in Okayama Prefecture, previously known as Bizen province. Most of the ceramics produced in the southeastern part of Okiyama Prefecture are known as Bizen ware. Bizen is one of the "Six Ancient Kilns", which have been producing pottery continuously since the Heian period (6th Century). The clay [...]