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Wasabi-More than Just a Sushi Condiment?

14 Dec 2023

Wasabi, or “Japanese horseradish,” is a plant in the same family as broccoli, cabbage, mustard, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower and regular horseradish. The common feature here is that these ...

Rabbits, Reproduction and Making Mochi on the Moon

1 Apr 2018

Rabbits have an undoubtedly important association with Easter, but they’ve played important roles in many societies through the ages.

The Number Four Kills Again… Or Does It?

4 Jan 2018

Do superstitions kill? You may have heard the one about Chinese people dying in larger numbers on the fourth of every month because, in both Cantonese and Mandarin (and also in Japanese), the words...

Japanese Delicacy

2 Jun 2017

Odori-don, also known as dancing squid rice bowl, is a Japanese delicacy. This dish features a whole intact and dead squid served fresh on rice, and uses soy sauce to create a disturbing illusion...

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