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SAORI: Japanese Traditions

SAORI: Japanese Traditions ‘When you get to explore your own creativity, you tap into your inner spirit, and what makes you unique.’ —Prue Simmons There is something mythological about Prue Simmons—one senses that if you spent enough time in her company you would rise like a phoenix from the ashes of your boring office job. […]

Hanami Festival: Japanese Traditions

The sakura, or cherry blossom, is revered in Japan for its beauty and transience. Hanami is the spring tradition of admiring blossoms—usually cherry, and less frequently, plum. People gather under the blossoms for food, drink and song.

Valentine’s Day and White Day: Japanese Traditions

Did you forget to buy your lovely lady some flowers last Valentine’s Day? Shizuka Ryokan forgives you; you were probably just following Japanese tradition. In Japan men don’t have to worry about shopping for jewellery or flowers in February because Valentine’s Day is celebrated differently there; for the Japanese, Valentine’s is a day when women […]