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East meets east: Mizuhiki à la russe

I stumbled onto a charming example of intercultural creativity today, thanks to statistics of all things. Among the data I get for this blog is a daily compilation of the words people entered into search engines to end up on … Continue reading

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Japanese Money Envelopes 金封

In my June 21 column in The Japan Times, I write about Japanese money envelopes, used when giving gifts of cash. They’re called kinpū 金封 or noshibukuro 熨斗袋 and range in design from ultra-traditional to downright whimsical: Warning: that teddy will … Continue reading

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