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Your Dream Car

We all dream of having a luxury car at some point in our lives. Luxury means better than the normal and we all want the best. Having the best means that you are probably successful and have the money to buy whatever you want. This is a place everyone would like to be and aims for. So what exactly makes a car a luxury car? What makes it worth so much money and have such a high status? Well, simply put, they are made better. They have better equipment, performance, construction, and comfort. Luxury cars usually have nicer and...

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Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Cafe Cinnamon

Fans of cute, little characters are going to love this. In 2001 the manga series Cinnamoroll was created by Sanrio. It is the story of a little, white dog with floppy ears who is taken in by the owner of a cafe called Cafe Cinnamon. The dog has a plump, curly tail so she decides to name him Cinnamon. The manga, anime movie, and animated shorts follow this little dog on his adventures with his equally adorable friends. For the 15th anniversary of Cinnamoroll, Sanrio has come out with a bunch of new merchandise featuring Cinnamon and his friends....

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Be a Part of One of the Oldest Ceremonies

The Japanese tea ceremony is a traditional ritual for preparing and serving Japanese green-tea, called Matcha. It dates back to the 9th century when tea was first introduced into Japan from China and is still preformed today. These ceremonies are used to make the best tasting tea but it’s about a little more than that. This choreographed ritual is about simplicity, spirituality, and being in the moment. It is a beautiful thing to experience. During the ceremony the tea is often served in chawan tea bowels, which are a form of raku ware. This is a traditional type of...

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The Sukajan Dog Jacket

The Sukajan is a very distinctive style of jacket that originated during the post-war occupation in Japan. American soldiers started to get traditional Japanese design stitched into the backs of their jackets to take home as souvenirs or gifts. The designs featured things such as dragons, cherry blossoms, and trees. They were usually made with silk and were bold colors with contrasting sleeves. In the 1960’s, the Sukajan was adopted by the Japanese as a sign of defiance against the rise in American fashion trends seen in Japan at the time. The jacket quickly became a symbol of gangs...

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Gudetama Japan’s Favorite Depressed Egg

Introduced last year by Sanrio—the company behind such iconic characters as Hello Kitty and My Melody—Gudetama was a hit in Japan from the start. And ever since his appearance at San Diego’s Comic Con this year, Gudetama’s popularity has reached beyond Japan to an international level.  Gudetama is the picture of angst, which may be why people find him so relatable. He’s a yellow egg yolk that is the embodiment of severe depression, clinging to his shell for security and never able to face the world beyond.  As with all of Japan’s most popular mascots, Gudetama has an extensive...

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