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Golden Week

Golden Week is a collection of 4 national holidays that all fall within a week of each other in Japan. Some companies are closed down completely during this time to allow their employees to take a long vacation. Others require their workers to take paid time off, but even then, these workers can take a …

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What is Shojin Ryori?

To many of us living in the west, the word ‘Shojin Ryori’ is not typically something we’ve heard before. ‘Shojin Ryori’, meaning devotion cuisine in Japanese, is a type of Buddhist cuisine that is many centuries old, and can be found in not only in Japan, but throughout Asia too. Consumed by monks and some …

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