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Ramen Facts: Brief history of instant ramen

Aug 8, 2019

If you ask Japanese what their guilty-pleasure food is, they would most commonly answer “ramen” without hesitation. Though Japanese people are known to keep a healthy diet, most families still love to have a stash of the foam cups of instant ramen in the pantry. Take me, for example, craving for ramen hits me occasionally, most often than not in the middle of the night.


New Chigiri-e Motif: Three Petite Flowers

Aug 1, 2019

Introducing our new Chigiri-e motif, Three Petite Flowers! It comes with a beautiful wooden frame designed specially for the motif!


Let's Try Chigiri-e for $5 with Japanese Creations' Trial Kit!

Jul 24, 2019

Having a hobby that you can enjoy for a long time enriches your life. Chigiri-e serves as one of the popular lifelong hobbies to many people in Japan. Have a try to see if you can enjoy Chigiri-e as much as they do!


Do You Take Your Shoes Off Inside?

Jul 18, 2019

In some countries, it is standard custom. In others, not quite.

I grew up in Japan where taking off your shoes before entering a house is a habitual practice. Japanese houses are designed to have a designated entryway just inside the door that we call genkan. The genkan acts as a boundary between the inside and the outside. At the genkan, we take off our shoes, store them in the built-in shoe cabinet or leave them there if you are a guest, and put on indoor slippers to proceed into the house.

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