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Students’ Calligraphy in “Assassination Classroom”

Koro Sensei is cute! I finally started watching “Assassination Classroom(暗殺教室:ansatsu-kyoushitsu)” Season 2. They used to focus on the yellow creature’s cuteness in last season more and I kind of miss that, but I still enjoy the story learning about the class and Mr. Karasuma’s muscles. Students’ Calligraphy in the Assassination Classroom Did you notice students’ Calligraphy on the wall in the back of the classroom? All Japanese students learn and experience Japanese calligraphy in class and write theme words like seasonal words, slogans or motto. That’s why, a classroom has calligraphy work on the wall, it’s a very common view in Japan. However, in this show, what they write is NOT common at …

Japanese kanji calligraphy

Navy Doctors Wearing Japanese Kanji Coats in “One Piece”

I watch One Piece! I don’t have a big passion anymore (but I still watch every week) …. Because somehow almost all characters that I love, DIED…!! I miss you “White beard” Shiro Hige!!! By the way, the author of One Piece uses a lot of kanjis in his work for extra jokes. So, possibly some of you noticed them and you were wondering about the meanings. Japanese Kanji Jokes in the Navy Hospital How about this one? After the big war, Coby was in the navy hospital and he was suffering by his own super power “haki”. At that moment we see so many Japanese kanji coats in the …

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The Hero’s Motto of “My Hero Academia”

My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア) is one of the popular shows now airing in Japan. And, yes, I found some Japanese kanji in it! the Chivalrous Hero’s Motto Currently for the work experience program at UA high school, Kirishima and Tetsutetsu are going to a professional hero named Fourth Kind, we can see them here in his office. The calligraphy on the wall behind the desk says “勝利(syouri: Victory)”, 努力(doryoku: Big Effort)”, “友情(yuujou: Friendship)”. So, how about the red sign on the right? …Well, that’s just a safety sign with a catchphrase “火の用心(hi-no-youjin: Beware of fire)”…! the Chivalrous Hero’s and Japanese Mafia Fourth Kind’s catchphrase is “the Chivalrous Hero”. In Japanese, …

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Japanese Kanji in “Yowamushi Pedal”

I usually ride my bicycle 10 times a week. So, I was kind of interested in a Japanese animation called “Yowamushi Pedal (弱虫ペダル)” because I knew it was bike show. And finally I watched it! Japanese kanji “必勝 (Certain Victory)” is a very famous slogan in Japan. And has been around long before I was ever born. Did you notice it in the show? Japanese Kanji “必勝 (Certain Victory)” gloves In season 1 of Yowamushi Pedal, the second-year students Junta Teshima(L) and Hajime Aoyagi(R) showed off their perfect teamwork. Then in Episode 16, we found out that they are sharing one set of gloves to motivate themselves. Technically, they are …

Japanese kanji gloves

How to Revive Stale Rice Crackers

Rice crackers are yummy, but they go stale easily because of the humidity. In this page, you will learn how to revive stale crackers and let them get their crispy texture back.  Before deciding to toss away stale crackers, please try this trick! All you need is a microwave-safe plate and a paper towel. Step 1. Place the Rice Crackers Place the stale rice crackers along the edge of the microwavable plate. Don’t let them touch each other as possible and make sure leave the gap between crackers and plate. If you do so, the steam that will come out from crackers, will NOT get trapped between the plate and crackers. Placing …

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Rice Cracker Reviews

Rice crackers are a Japanese traditional snack. Even outside of Japan, it’s popular among people who care about lower fat & no cholesterol diets. Do you have your favorite rice cracker? If you go to an oriental market, you possibly have hard time to choose one because there are so many choices. In this page, you’ll get to know about Japanese crackers. And also Kansai Chick will pick some rice cracker products from a market and give them reviews. Table of Contents Rice Cracker Trivia Names of Japanese Rice Crackers What is Wet Rice Cracker? Japanese Culture and Rice Cracker Clean Way to Eat Large Rice Crackers Rice Crackers Reviews …

rice cracker reviews

Soy Sauce Reviews

Soy sauce is one of the most famous oriental seasoning. Anybody can buy soy sauce at regular grocery stores outside of Japan. On this page, Kansai Chick will give reviews of Japanese soy sauce that can be found at the local market. There is also useful information and a FAQ about soy sauce in this website. If you are interested in the details such as the types and the differences or the explanations of some additives, please follow the links below. Categories and Tastes of Soy Sauces FAQs about Soy Sauce Table of Contents Kikkoman Regular Soy Sauce Review Kikkoman Tamari Soy Sauce Review Kikkoman Organic Soy Sauce Review Yamasa Less Sodium …

What’s the Difference between Soy Sauce?

Soy sauce (しょうゆ, 醤油, shoyu) is a standard seasoning in Japan and so many people consider it to be there favorite seasoning. Soy sauce is  the liquid which is squeezed out from fermented mixture of soybeans and wheat. Today, we can find it even at a local market all over the world. In this page, we will learn the difference between Japanese soy sauce, and useful information to compare the similar products. Table of Contents Categories and Tastes of Soy Sauces Koikuchi Soy Sauce (こいくちしょうゆ) Usukuchi Soy Sauce (うすくちしょうゆ) Tamari Soy Sauce (たまりしょうゆ) Saishikomi Soy Sauce (さいしこみしょうゆ) Shiro Soy Sauce (しろしょうゆ) The Information You Find on the Bottle of Soy Sauce …

Miso Paste Reviews

On-line or at the market, we can find many miso paste products. In this page, Kansai Chick will give reviews of miso paste that found at the local market. There is also a lot of useful information and FAQ about miso paste in this website. If you are interested in the details, please follow the links below. What’s the difference between Miso Paste? FAQs about Miso Paste Table of Contents Hikari Organic White Miso Review Marukome Boy Awase Miso Paste Review Hanamaruki Soybean Paste Red Type Review Hanamaruki Soybean Paste White Type Related Videos Hikari Organic White Miso Review This is a white miso paste of Hikari Miso. Hikari Miso is …

How to Make Lower Sodium Healthy Miso Soup

Miso Soup is a very healthy food that’s been proved by so many studies. But I bet that a lot of people didn’t bother trying it because of the high sodium content that’s contained in Miso Paste. In this page I’ll show you how to make lower sodium healthy Miso Soup. Table of Contents Why is Miso “Healthy Food” even if it’s Very Salty? How to Reduce Sodium of Your Miso Soup Use Natural Japanese Broth When Making Miso Soup Add More Ingredients and Make Less Soupy Add Potassium-rich Foods Cook Ingredients Before Adding Miso Paste Don’t Boil After Adding Miso Paste Related Videos Why is Miso “Healthy Food” even if it’s …

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