Japanese Culture: Obon – a special week in August

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Obon, an annual Buddhist festival in Japan, plays an important role in the Japanese culture. The spirits of ancestors are said to return to this world during obon, so the family prepares to welcome back and then to see the spirits off. Although it is...

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Traveling in Japan: Hokkaido, a picturesque landscape in summer

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Japan, a country with four seasons and multiple geographical features, makes a perfect travel destination at any time of the year. Beautiful cherry blossoms in the Spring and the foliage in the Autumn are a widely known and the most popular seasons of the year...

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