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Kitchen Beauty: Natural DIY Kitchen Beauty Hacks from Japan

Kitchen Beauty: Natural DIY Kitchen Beauty Hacks from Japan
Rubbing tea leaves on your face, moisturising with camellia oil and toning with rice water? Learn more about these DIY kitchen beauty hacks.

25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know from Japanese Green Tea Company
Think you know matcha? Here are some fun facts that may surprise you!

7 Types Of Japanese Seaweed You Should Know

Wakame seaweed from Japan
How many of these common Japanese seaweed do you know?

Kombu & Shiitake Dashi (Kelp & Shiitake stock/broth)

Kombu & Shiitake Dashi (Kelp & Shiitake stock/broth)

Dashi is a type of cooking stock used as a base for soups and other dishes in Japanese cuisine and is surprisingly easy to make.

Onigiri with Umeboshi Filling

Onigiri with Umeboshi Filling
Try this easy and fun recipe by Fiona Uyema for onigiri filled with umeboshi.

Nutricosmetics: The beauty products you can eat

Far from a fad, nutricosmetics and beauty foods are an important part of modern Japanese culture
Let’s not forget that healthy food is beauty food too.

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: PUFFPUFF - Bringing you the taste of Okinawan Island life

石垣島Natural Garden Cafe PUFFPUFF located in Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. Terrace overlooking the tropical island sea
PUFFPUFF gets its unique name from the relaxing sound of a passing cloud and embraces the Ishigaki Island's atmosphere of tranquility and harmony with nature. In a cafe overlooking the beautiful blue seas is where ou'll discover a unique product that blends local island ingredients with international flavor: PUFFPUFF's gourmet olive oil.

Setsubun (節分): The Japanese Festival of Bean Throwing and Sushi Rolling

Setsubun (節分): The Japanese Festival of Bean Throwing and Sushi Rolling
How do you know spring has finally arrived in Japan?

8 Japanese Hot Pot Meals To Keep You Warm This Winter

8 Japanese Hot Pot Meals To Keep You Warm This Winter
Nabe (Japanese hot pot) is an essential winter dish in Japan.

Would you like some bacteria to go with your meal?

Would you like some bacteria to go with your meal?

Looking to get all the balancing benefits of probiotics without using supplements Natto could be the answer.

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Ishiwata Shoten - 3 reasons why this is the first real oyster sauce you've ever tasted

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Ishiwata Shoten - 3 reasons why this is the first real oyster sauce you've ever tasted
The thick and full-bodied taste of Ishiwata Shoten's oyster sauce is something you won't soon forget.

How to Cure Your Post-Holiday Stomach with a Traditional Japanese Porridge

How to Cure Your Post-Holiday Stomach with a Traditional Japanese Porridge

In Japan, the recovery meal of choice following the holiday indulgences is nanakusa gayu (七草粥).