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Japan – this delightful mysterious country, striking the mysterious uniqueness of their culture and a huge variety of interesting things that reflect the color of the state.

In Japan presents such a large selection of original Souvenirs that every tourist is sure to have wondered what to choose as a gift for loved ones. To take something as a memory is also very important, so it is best to prepare in advance a list of what I would like to buy in this stunning Eastern country.

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Fan

Fans in Japan are so popular that you cannot leave the country without buying a single fan yourself or anyone close to you. They can be flat ( uchiwa ) or foldable ( OIG ). Also give them sometimes on the street for promotional purposes. You can buy them almost everywhere and at low prices.

Tanuki figurines

Netsuke

Netsuke – this miniature figures, often depicting people, gods and animals. You can use them as keyrings. Buy netsuke in every gift shop.

Maneki-neko

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Japanese food and traditional Japanese dishes

FOOD IN JAPAN

In Japan a traveler will never have any problems with eating – the number of different restaurants and eateries in the country just enormous. In most of the cities are available in not only traditional Japanese food but also various types of international cuisine (from French and Italian to Indian and Mexican). The Japanese almost never invite guests to their homes, preferring to communicate or to solve business issues in restaurants and cafes.

At lunch time in Japanese restaurants offer set meals, i.e. a fixed set of dishes, usually consisting of meat or fish, bowls of soup, pickles and rice. The cost of this lunch is about 1000 yen (360 rubles). The names of the dishes on the menu, normally listed only in Japanese, but if necessary, the waiter will help you with the selection and tell what is what.

Average account size in inexpensive Japanese cafe is from 800 to 1200 yen (290-430 rubles) per person; good lunch or dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant will cost around ¥ 4,000 (1,440 rubles). A Cup of coffee at a decent cafe costs 300-400 yen.

Usually after meals give a check, which you need to pay at the counter at the exit café.

The fast food industry in Japan presents restaurants of various networks, both local and international ( McDonald’s . Wendy . Kentucky Fried Chicken, Continue reading

Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine or ethnic cuisine of Japan can be described only by two words – an exquisite beauty. Recipes cooking quite simple and they are more subject to the external design of the dish, rather than the complex and intricate technologies of a traditional cuisine. Heat treatment of the Japanese in creating culinary masterpieces is minimal. For example, the traditional Japanese fish and seafood quite often added to dishes in their raw form.

The preparation of traditional Japanese food is real art, in which cook, like a real artist creates beautiful masterpieces. But do not think that the cooking of national dishes at home is an impossible task. All with accuracy Yes on the contrary. To make your own hands Japanese food is easy, only follow the instructions of recipes. If they are provided with step by step , even beginners in cooking will not experience any difficulty in creating Japanese dishes!

The basis of cooking in Japan is rice. Boiled, steamed, fried types used throughout the day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner). Brought it into the country in the second century BC. The greatest spread that culture has received from the eighth to the twelfth century, becoming an integral part of the diet of the rich. Rice later entered the lives of ordinary people. Continue reading

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