Explore the World of Japanese Bathhouses

Yunomi Staff

Bathhouses, commonly referred to as “sento” in Japanese, have been an integral part of the Japanese social system since the Edo period. These buildings, found in most Japanese towns and cities, are slowly disappearing. As home baths become more popular, fewer people are frequenting bathhouses....

Visit Yakushima the Inspiration for Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke

Victoria Garafola

Check out tea from Yakushima! Visit Yakushima’s Ancient Forests Home to ancient trees and moss covered rocks, Yakushima is a lush green forest located off Kyushu island in western Japan. The forest became Japan’s first UNESCO World  heritage site in 1991. However the site is...

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A Home for Art on a Hill in Wazuka

Victoria Garafola

What is Wazuka? Wazuka is a town in Kyoto Prefecture famous for its high quality tea. The farming families in Wazuka have been producing Ujicha for over 800 years. Today around 300 farming families still live in Wazuka. Art Appears Tucked away between rolling tea...

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Saitama’s Magical Moomin Valley

Team Yunomi

If you are familiar with Moomins, you would think this place is located it in Finland. However, you can find this magical place next to Tokyo, in Saitama prefecture.   A photo posted by 師岡 祥子 (@moka___sa) on Aug 21, 2015 at 1:24am PDT Saitama...

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Ruby Silvious: 26 Days of Tea in Japan

Asako Inoue

Who is Ruby Silvious? Ruby Silvious is not your average artist. Ruby turns trash into treasure. She breathes life into disregarded fragments of  everyday objects. She finds beauty in things the average person overlooks. A professional graphic designer and internationally educated woman, Ruby Silvious has...

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