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Hi JapanLovers! We’re going through your tabemono requests one by one, and today we present you with a kawaii infographic about the most requested topic: MATCHA!  Originating from the ancient Chinese dynasties, matcha has become very popular in Japan, and has been incorporated in almost every kind of food (and health/beauty products). From the meticulously-grown Camellia sinensis plant, the leaves are carefully picked, gathered, dried, and ground to powdered perfection! We say “Matcha everything!” from the basic soothing tea to the mouth-watering desserts, because we simply love its leafy, refreshing, and bittersweet goodness (and super healthy too!)   We can’t help but have a craving for it! (*^◇^)_旦 Stay tuned for more matcha-related food posts from us in the future~www.japanlover.me
Art by littlemisspaintbrush

japanloverme:

Hi JapanLovers! We’re going through your tabemono requests one by one, and today we present you with a kawaii infographic about the most requested topic: MATCHA!

Originating from the ancient Chinese dynasties, matcha has become very popular in Japan, and has been incorporated in almost every kind of food (and health/beauty products).

From the meticulously-grown Camellia sinensis plant, the leaves are carefully picked, gathered, dried, and ground to powdered perfection!

We say “Matcha everything!” from the basic soothing tea to the mouth-watering desserts, because we simply love its leafy, refreshing, and bittersweet goodness (and super healthy too!)

We can’t help but have a craving for it! (*^◇^)_旦

Stay tuned for more matcha-related food posts from us in the future~

www.japanlover.me

Art by littlemisspaintbrush

Matmos at the San Francisco Art Institute // 06.28.2014

Overwhelming and strangely meditative. Clicks, snaps, rips, and shit to gold.

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The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.

The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.

Source: Demilked Magazine