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Insightful tips on Japanese kitchen knives and other kitchen tools. Unmissable interior inspiration. The latest home trends inspired by Japan. Wellbeing tips, Japanese way. All this and much more you will find here, in our journal curated by Japana team.

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Japanese kitchen knives: choosing the best one for you, their maintenance, a bit of history and much more…

What is the difference between scissors and shears?

Scissors and shears are different tools designed for different applications, but are often thought to be the same thing. For a better understanding, in this…

Japandi – Bringing The Best Of Japan And Scandinavia To Your Home Decor

Often, mixing two styles is better than one. Interior design is no exception. Japandi, one of the ever-trending styles is an absolute proof of that.…

What Japanese knife to buy?

Selecting the Best Japanese Kitchen Knife 1. Is it your first every proper knife? Buy a Gyuto, it’s the Japanese-style Chef’s knife. We recommend: Moritaka…

Knife History: Forging methods

A bit of a knife history… The city of Sakai is situated by the Osaka bay at the Japanese main island. It is said that…

6 Magnetic Products That Will Make Your Life In The Kitchen Easier

Magnets are an overlooked and under-appreciated ally in a kitchen storage and its organisation. This is especially true in small kitchens with few cabinets and…

Kumihimo – The Japanese Art Of Silk Braiding

Kumihimo roughly translates into English as ‘braided cord’. The word represents, in a larger sense, one of the least known of the traditional arts and…

Ikigai – The Japanese Secret To A Long And A Happy Life

The Japanese island of Okinawa nicknamed the Village of Longevity has residents with the highest life expectancy in the world. They also largely share a…

Which Whetstone Grit Should You Choose?

Japanese whetstones (also called water stones) – both natural and synthetic – are known for their quick-working qualities, not only for Japanese blades, but also for…

Santoku Vs. Gyuto – What’s The Difference?

If you don’t own yet any Japanese kitchen knife, the exotic sounding names – gyuto, santoku, nakiri, sujihiki, deba etc. probably don’t ring any bell.…

How To Use Chopsticks Like A Pro

Learning to eat with chopsticks is inevitable if you’re planning to travel to Japan, North, or Southeast Asia. You don’t even need to look that…

How To Use Magnetic Knife Racks?

Although the way to store knives on magnetic rack should seem like a no-brainer, it may actually create a lot of confusion to some people.…

Differences Between End Grain Vs. Edge Grain x Cutting Board

We’ve covered essentials on cutting boards in our last article, but as with everything in life, you can always keep digging and learning more and…

Wellbeing, the Japanese way

Why Minimalistic Interiors Are Good For Your Wellbeing

It’s a messy world and we all get the urge to try and organise what’s around us. How to get going around this smartly? The…

Japanese Onsen: The Healing Power Of Water

If you’ve never heard of or tried onsen before – you don’t know what you’re missing. An onsen is a hot natural spring where you…

Danshari – Decluttering For A Happier Life

There’s a new movement raising around the world. Perhaps you’ve heard of it: Danshari. Its three kanji characters signify, respectively, refusal, disposal and separation. You can simply…

Japanese Minimalism: What Japan Can Teach You About Living Simply

In last years Europe has created a fascination for Scandinavian minimalism and simple, natural living. However, Scandinavians were not the only one who are in…

Declutter Your Kitchen Using Japanese Methods

Some people can live with a messy home office or a disorganised bedroom closet. That’s not acceptable with the kitchen. We all have to eat.…

The Ultimate Kitchen Essentials List: 8 Of The Best Quality Kitchen Tools

If you’re you are looking for the list of the best and cheapest kitchen appliances and accessories from Amazon or Ikea – this is not…

Aomori Hiba: The Tree Of Life

In Japan, there is a saying that goes, “In a house made of hiba, mosquitos do not come for 3 years“. To celebrate our new…

Home inspiration straight from Japan

7 Tips For Keeping Your Kitchen Knives Sharp And Safe

Living in a fast-paced environment makes us look at the cooking almost as a chore. And it shouldn’t be this way. Cooking should be a…

10 Best Places to Hang A Magnetic Knife Rack

Previously we’ve discussed how to best store your sharp knives and other metal objects. We looked at knife drawers, knife blocks and magnetic knife racks. Our verdict…

10 Fascinating Facts About The Samurai (And Female Samurai!)

Samurai are legendary warriors and perhaps the most well-known class of people in ancient Japan. They were noble fighters that fought evil (and each other)…

14 Best Christmas Gifts For Japan Lovers

It’s little over a month till Christmas and it’s a high time to look for the gifts for your loved ones. Today we’ve prepared you…

How To Kintsugi DYI – Japanese Art Of Kintsukuroi Repair

Ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi (also known as Kintsukuroi) literally translates as “golden joinery”. Fixing prised and valuable porcelain is nothing short of an art…