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January 24, 2019

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December 19, 2017

Yuki Tatsumi was working as a waiter in a restaurant when one day, as he was cleaning up a table, he noticed that a customer had intricately folded up the paper chopstick sleeve and left it behind. Japan doesn’t have a culture of tipping but Tatsumi imagined that this...

December 8, 2017

Von Marion Poschmann

Töpfern – damit verbindet man hierzulande Volkshochschulkurse für gelangweilte Hausfrauen, Reha-Angebote, Beschäftigungstherapie. Damit traktiert man Schüler, wenn ein Erlebnis kreativen Schaffens forciert werden soll, das keinerlei Voraussetzungen...

December 7, 2017

The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating Femininity, Rebecca Corbett writes women back into this history and shows how tea prac...

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