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Japanese Gifts, Furoshiki Wrapping, and Color Symbolism - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Gifts, Furoshiki Wrapping, and Color Symbolism

Discover the culturally rich practice of gift giving in Japan, get an intro to "Omiyage" (souvenir exchanges), plus learn about furoshiki - wrapping gifts in reusable cloths in an appropriate color for the occasion. A must-read for those with Japanese in-laws, friends, or business connections in Japan.
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Japanese Art Activities for Kids - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Art Activities for Kids

In Japan, Girl's Day is on March 3rd, and Boy's Day is on May 5th. Here, you'll find a list of Japanese activities for kids to celebrate Children's Day, plus many more fun things to do with a Japanese theme any time of the year. None require tech, all are fun and some help encourage reading time together.
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Japanese Art in Miniature Landscapes - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Art in Miniature Landscapes

Here, you’ll discover the four types of Japanese art in miniature landscapes – bonseki, bonkei, bontei, and saikei. Each can be used to build miniature gardens that are remarkably reminiscent of Japan's majestic rocky mountains, and islands. It's a therapeutic hobby too!

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Discover 9 Types of Japanese Art Forms and Styles - Bookshelf Memories

Discover 9 Types of Japanese Art Forms and Styles

Are you looking to create an authentic Japanese-inspired display in your home? With a blend of the different types of Japanese art forms and styles, you can mix and match items to create a culturally inspired display. Check out the possibilities for Japanese art on and around bookshelves here.
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Best Japanese Gifts for Bookworms to Reminisce on Travels - Bookshelf Memories

Best Japanese Gifts for Bookworms to Reminisce on Travels

Here, we list the authentic Japanese gifts for bookworms, whether that's for you or someone you know who trots the globe picking up memorabilia then displays them on shelves with books. Our top picks include some authentic gems that are unique to the cities and islands of Japan.
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