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Kanji is derived from Chinese. Japanese consists of three writing systems; hiragana (あ), katakana (ア) and kanji (雨).

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Economy: Yen is the currency of Japan. One yen is worth 0.010 of U.S. dollar. On the single yen is a man named Ninomiya Kinjiro(1787-1856), he was a leader in Japanese agriculture. He represents a symbol of hard work and perseverance.

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"Three Peonies" by Hiroshige (ca. 1830s). Source: The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.

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n Kyoto, Japan’s most traditional city, the way of making wagashi is known as Kyogashi and there are many places around the city where you can try your hand at making some Kyogashi for yourself!

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Share Always wanted to try your hand at making Japanese food but feeling intimidated by it? It’s true that some Japanese dishes take a lot of time and ingredients to make but the truth is most of them don’t. I grew up watching my mother create simple Japanese meals with only the basic ingredients found in traditional Japanese pantries. I’m...Read More »

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