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Filled in: How to Start Kintsugi in Japan or Online

Kintsugi encapsulates the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, striving to seek beauty in imperfection. Kintsugi is a distinctively Japanese technique of restoring pottery and ceramics that can be enjoyed by anyone at any skill level.

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5 Japanese Bands Influenced by British Rock

Expand your musical horizons with these rock bands that looked to England for inspiration.

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Getting Serious with Shodo: Learning Japanese Calligraphy

Combine your love of kanji and art by becoming a calligraphy master. 

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6 DIY Japanese Arts and Crafts You Can Try at Home

Find your next hobby through the wonderful world of Japanese arts and crafts!

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5 Obscure Japanese Music Genres You’ve Probably Never Heard

If you’re into Japanese city pop like Mariya Takeuchi, here are five more genres to become obsessed with.

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Tweet of the Week #144: Naoshima’s Pumpkin Blown Away by Typhoon Lupit

Japan's famous avant-garde piece was almost lost at sea.

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Drag Shows You Can Watch Online from Japan

Still stuck at home? Climb out of the closet and tune into these fabulous upcoming live streams from your couch.

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5 Books to Better Understand Japanese Work Culture

Dive into the Japanese corporate machine and the undying devotion that some employees have for their jobs. 

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Top 5 Must-Watch Anime from Kyoto Animation Studios

You can't call yourself a true fan without knowing these five anime from Kyoto Animation!

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6 Japanese Crime Novels To Get Your Heart Racing

Was it suicide or murder? Accident or arson? Add these novels to your summer reading list to find out.

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Japan’s Obvious Poems Turn Silliness into Art

Learn how to say nothing in the most impressive way possible with atarimae poems.

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5 Spine-Chillingly Scary Japanese Anime Characters

Happy Halloween from some of our favorite horror genre protagonists.

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