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Ameyoko Market Tokyo Japan Travel Guide

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7 Days Kyushu Japan Travel Vlog - The Land of Snow and Fire!

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Weird, Funny & Cool Japanese Commercials #2

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Best Japanese Commercials 2017

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4 Must Do Things in Okinawa

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10 YEARS LIVING IN JAPAN | Why Did We Stay?

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Staying at a Traditional Japanese Inn & Hot Spring | Ryokan

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How to Date Japanese Girls | Secrets Revealed

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Japanese New Year Day

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The Japanese New Year (Oshogatsu) is one of the most important annual festivals, with its own unique customs, and has been celebrated for centuries. Due to the importance of the holiday and the preparations required, the preceding days are quite busy. The Japanese New Year has been celebrated since 1873 according to the Gregorian calendar, on January 1 of each year (New Year's Day where the Gregorian calendar is used). -Wikipedia Mochitsuki A Japanese ancient tradition to celebrate the New Year is Mochitsuki. Mochi-tsuki, or pounding rice to make mochi (rice cakes), is an important traditional event in preparation for the New Year. In traditional Japanese culture, families and communities gather to make the mochi in preparation for New Years Day. The process involves soaking the rice overnight and steaming it, then pounding the rice with a wooden mallet called a kine in an usu, a mortar made from a wooden stump or solid stone. Mochitsuki begins with the washing and preparing of the

How I Learned Japanese

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Live Happy New Year 2018 Shibuya Tokyo-Japan, 明けておめでとう

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AIZU ADVENTURE Part 1 | Northern Japan Travel

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