Travel Back in Time with These 10 Classic Japanese Dagashi

From the amazing to the often crazy, Japan in known for creating the unimaginable when it comes to new flavors for sodas, snacks and candy. But while many of these trending treats leave the store shelves before you can blink an eye, others have become a sentimental part of Japan’s pop culture past that still lives on today in the popular treats known as “dagashi.”

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10 Wasabi Snacks to Spice Up Your Life & Clear Your Sinuses

Especially since the rise of sushi onto the international scene, many people around the world have become familiar with wasabi, a plant known to some as “Japanese horseradish.” That name might help to explain the power of the spice itself,…

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9 Japanese Kitchenware for Mastering Japanese Cooking

When it comes to cooking Japanese food, having the proper Japanese kitchenware is just as important as the ingredients. From the materials used to the simple designs employed, each tool underpins the methods and flavors of traditional Japanese cooking. For…

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Japanese Chopsticks: 6 Picks from Unique to Utilitarian

Japanese chopsticks are not only some of the highest quality utensils, but also come in many fun and unique forms. More than being an interesting way to eat, dining with chopsticks actually has health and dietary benefits and allows anyone to participate in a cultural tradition dating back to 1766 BC. New to chopsticks? Looking for a unique set tailored to your interests? Here’s our guide to some of the most original chopstick designs and how to use them.

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The Japanese Fake Food Display: An (In)edible Culinary Art Form

Your mind and stomach will question reality upon first seeing a Japanese fake food display. Whether hotdog or hamburger, risotto or ramen, it looks good enough to eat—an illusion that is only broken when you reach out and touch it, discovering the hard, plastic truth. Experience the artistic craftsmanship—and fool your friends—with your very own fake food display!

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Can you pick out the real ones? (Answers below)

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Pokemon Candy: Candies & Snacks have never been this Cute!

Pokemon Candy: Candies & Snacks have never been this Cute!

Since the launch of the Pokemon anime series in 1997, Japan’s shelves have been rife with cute merchandise. Toys, stationary, clothing—you name it, it’s been done. You can take Pokemon home with you, and you can even choose to eat him! Pokemon products still big business to this day in Japan, especially when it comes to Japanese candy and snacks that you just can’t get in any other country.

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