The relation between Northern Culture Museum and rice

There is a national snack that everyone know if Japanese. The name is Kaki-no-tane. In addition, we call Kaki-pe which is mixed with peanuts. Incidentally, the meaning of Kaki-no-tane is “Seed of persimmon”.  ↑Kaki-no-tane ↑Kaki-pe When you come to Japan, please ask Japanese “Do you know Kaki no tane?” Everyone should answer as always “Yes, Of course!” Due to spicy and soy flavored, Kaki-no-tane is often eaten as a knob of beer. From this, it is called the companion of beer in between Japanese. The raw material of Kaki-no-tane is rice. And one of the best rice production areas is Niigata in Japan. Kameda Seika is one of the company that … Read More

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Let’s play the leading part on the stage of Kiyomizu Temple!

It’s like a huge woodwork! Even though it is an artifact, it is in perfect harmony with the surrounding mountains. Everyone will be fascinated in the landscape. Kiyomizu Temple was founded in 778. The current appearance was reconstructed by third Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa in 1633. Kiyomizu Temple is famous for its stage.  In Japan, there is a proverb that says “Jump off from the stage of Kiyomizu”. Its meaning is “to take the plunge”. Actually, are there people who jumped off? According to the record, it seems to have jumped even 234 people, including those that have been detained in advance from 1694 to 1864. The reason why jumping off … Read More

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