Sunday, January 17, 2010

Daruma Dolls Stand Up!

達磨人形

Daruma dolls are symbols of good luck and perseverance in Japan due to their strong balance.



Due to their low center of gravity daruma dolls are difficult to push over and should rebound to an upright position.
Daruma doll


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Saturday, January 16, 2010

GoodsFromJapan Official Box

GoodsFromJapan boxグーズフラムジャパン段ぼろ箱

GoodsFromJapan.com is now shipping its goods - most of them - with custom printed boxes made of recycled paper.

We had them made in Kyoto at a small mom-and-pop box printing ship - yes, they exist.

The lettering isn't quite as we imagined it (no fault of the printer), and perhaps a red FRAGILE or yellow JAPANVISITOR.COM - our partner site - will appear on the next group of 100 we order.

Until then, we hope you enjoy the new look - and please reuse the box!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Green Tea Could Prevent Cancer

New research in Taiwan seems to suggest that green tea could be effective in preventing lung cancer in both smokers and non-smokers.

Japanese green tea Japanese green tea contains many nutrients beneficial to your well-being. Medical studies have found that drinking green tea can considerably reduce your risk of hardening of the arteries. It is suggested that drinking one cup of green tea a day can lower your risk by up to 96%.

Furthermore, drinking as many as 4-5 cups of green tea per day may also prevent skin cancer. Epigallocaechin, a polyphenol found in green tea, is linked to prevention of early stages of skin cancer. Laboratory studies have shown that polyphenols, can stop cancer cells from growing.



Green tea leaves Switching from brown tea and coffee with milk to green tea has also been shown to help with weight loss and ameliorate the symptoms of fatigue.

The main reason to drink Japanese green tea, however, is its refreshingly clean and natural taste.

All our Tombo™ teas are 100% organically grown and hand-picked in Shimane prefecture in the beautiful countryside of south-west Japan.

Our specially selected teas make for an ideal gift for you, your family and friends.

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Composition of the green tea leaf:
( % of dried leaf )
Polyphenols 37%, carbohydrates 25%, caffeine 3.5%, protein 15%, amino acids 4%, lignin 6.5%, organic acids 1.5%, lipids 2%, ash 5%, chlorophyll 0.5%

Prices: from US$16.99 per pack.

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Suiboku Chinese Watercolors

Watch Ransui Yakata paint suiboku (Chinese watercolors).

Suiboku is a style of Japanese water painting, with its roots in China, and is closely associated with the art of calligraphy.



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