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Randoseru has absolute reliability and beauty

 

If you walk on the street in the resident area early in the morning, you would see groups of small children walking towards the elementary school. And you will see all of them carrying the same type of ‘backpack’. That is called ‘Randoseru’ in Japanese. It is said that the origin of the term has come from ‘ransel’ which means ‘backpack’ in Dutch. It was initially imported from the Netherlands in Edo era, for foot soldiers to carry their baggage.   Randoseru = Elementary school student Now randoseru is a symbol for elementary school children. They carry textbooks in it. Typically, ...

Kotatsu is comfortable and its charm is addictive! Winter's ultimate healing item?

 

The kotatsu is an ingenious way of keeping warm in winter. ‘Kotatsu’ is one of the heating equipment widely used in Japanese homes. It is actually one of the symbolic items of Japanese winter homey scenes. The uniqueness of Kotatsu is its build.   Kototsu structure The low table covered by duvet or comforter upon which the table top is placed. Underneath the table, heating source is attached so that it creates warm space within. To shut the cold arising from the floor, Kotatsu is usually set upon a carpet that fits the size of the Kotatsu.   You are ...

Chopsticks are the basis of Japanese culture

 

Nowadays Japanese cannot expect to see foreigners struggle with chopsticks. Many of them can use them with ease. But how many foreigners could tell the distinctiveness of Japanese chopsticks? At a glance, Japanese chopsticks have tapered tips unlike those of Chinese or Korean. Basically, they are made of wood or bamboo, hardly made of metals, and lacquered for smoothness and durability. Chopsticks have sizes that match you They have ‘sizes’ (allover length) categorized by men’s and women’s, and for children in different ages, responding to the length of their fingers -- your best size would be well-advised if you consult ...

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