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Chaikhana, Tapchan and Uzbek Tea

Chaikhana, Tapchan and Uzbek Tea

Tea, in its various forms, has a special place in many countries, but in Central Asia it is especially important and, from many perspectives, it is...
Non - The Most Delicious Bread You´ll Ever Taste (Recipe Included!)

Non - The Most Delicious Bread You´ll Ever Taste (Recipe Included!)

Bread in Uzbekistan, called "non", has always been sacred - always in the center of every household and gathering. When a family member is about to...
Margilan Silk Ikat - The Legend of Beauty

Margilan Silk Ikat - The Legend of Beauty

Legend goes that the most beautiful silk in the Central Asia, called "khan-atlas", was created by a poor weaver in ancient Margilan. The powerful r...
The 1001 Mysteries of Uzbekistan

The 1001 Mysteries of Uzbekistan

Not many people outside of the adjacent areas know much about Uzbekistan. In fact, the further you travel west, the less people would even know whe...
Enjoy the Spring Japanese Style: Organize your Own Hanami Picnic!

Enjoy the Spring Japanese Style: Organize your Own Hanami Picnic!

There are many ways to enjoy the so long awaited sunny days of spring and the beautiful awakening of nature. But Japan once again is leading in the...
The Ancient Secrets of Japanese Beauty

The Ancient Secrets of Japanese Beauty

The ever-youthful beauty of Japanese women has been a point of secret jealousy among many women in Western societies. It seems that women in Japan...
Japanese Valentine´s Day is Very Special for Men

Japanese Valentine´s Day is Very Special for Men

Valentine´s Day in Japan is celebrated very differently from the Western world, with a very positive twist for men. When everywhere else men are e...
The Art of Drinking Tea

The Art of Drinking Tea

In our previous story we were describing how big is the variety of delicious and beautiful sweets in Japan, and particularly the wagashi - amazing...
Sweets Too Beautiful to Eat

Sweets Too Beautiful to Eat

Sakura cake Japan has the most amazing sweets in the world. The Japanese deserts are not only mouthwatering and delicious, but some of them look s...
100 Steps to Make a Kimono

100 Steps to Make a Kimono

Not many people outside of Japan know that the process of making gorgeous kimonos might include over 100 steps! The process starts from weaving a ...
Matcha 抹茶 - The Ancient Drink of a New Century

Matcha 抹茶 - The Ancient Drink of a New Century

Matcha 抹茶, a special fine powdered Japanese green tea, continues to rapidly gain astonishing popularity among Western gourmets. The origin of powe...
Take 竹 (Bamboo) - Long Life and Prosperity

Take 竹 (Bamboo) - Long Life and Prosperity

Take 竹 (bamboo) is one of the most important plants in Japan. This seemingly simple plant has literally thousands of practical and decorative appl...