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Hong Kong Week 2018: Get a Taste of Hong Kong—For 2 Weeks—Right Here in Tokyo!

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Never been to Hong Kong? Look forward to exploring the exciting city from October 29 to November 11 at the Tokyo Hong Kong Week! From delicious dishes to entertainment, culture, arts, and economics, Hong Kong is a plethora of charms and sights that all come to Tokyo for two weeks. Let’s take a closer look at all there is to taste, see, and do during the event!

[MOVIE]Shodo Calligraphy: What would you write for luck in the New Year?

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Art Materials Lab PIGMENT really is a place that impresses as soon as you set foot inside: the building is spacious, with a comfy atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re at home. This gorgeous art supply store is located on Tennozu Isle, a small island in Tokyo Bay that hosts plenty of art shows and performances. The store features around 200 antique ink sticks, 50 kinds of animal glues, and around 4,500 colors of different pigments: with this, you are sure to find a color that you will like! But what makes the store different are the regularly organized workshops. Held by art school professors or painting tool manufacturers, you can discover Japanese painting techniques, carving signature stamps, or even oil painting. For me, it would be Japanese calligraphy, also known as shodo.

What’s the best way to enjoy taking photos of the Sapporo Clock Tower?

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The Sapporo Clock Tower is one of the more popular sightseeing spots in the city. This historical old building is nestled among the taller buildings in the city center and from whatever angle you view it, you are presented with unique photo opportunities. Moreover, the inside of the building also has a picture-perfect atmosphere where you can also learn the history of the clock’s mechanism. A quick snapshot of the place will not do it justice! There really are several interesting photo spots that highlight the charms of this building that we will introduce here.

Is Japanese a Vague Language? Unraveling the Truth

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Japanese is a mysterious language. Everything depends on how something is written, the “feel” and “flavor” of a text as it is conveyed to the reader change by the character information. Indeed, among the languages of the world, Japanese stands out as being somewhat complex. Three kinds of syllabaries called kanji, katakana, and hiragana, are used for the same language, on top of the necessity of the keigo classification of honorifics. There are a large number of homonyms, and even pronunciation may sound similar, the meaning depends on the context, the setting, and the characters used.

Ultimate How-To: Planning Your Dream Vacation To Japan!

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From culturally rich history, to cutting-edge technology, to foodie-worthy cuisine; Japan truly has something for everyone. It should come as no surprise then that it is currently rated as one of the most visited countries in the world. The number of tourists coming to Japan has grown steadily year after year, with 29 million visitors in 2017 and even more expected throughout 2018. With tourism at an all-time high, how can you prepare in advance to make the most out of your vacation to Japan?

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