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Bamboo

Bamboo is a quick growing evergreen grass that has been used in Japan for con...
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Bamboo charcoal

Bamboo charcoal is traditionally used in Japan for cooking and to dry tea. It...
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Bamboo leaf boat

Japanese children build boats with bamboo leaves. They cut the ends of the le...
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Bamboo shoot

Bamboo shoots are a spring delicacy in Japan. They come from a very large bam...
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Bamboo whisk

Chasen is a whisk used during the tea ceremony. It is made from a single piec...
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Biwa

The biwa is a string musical instrument. It derives from a Chinese lute calle...
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Boar/pig

The boar or pig is one of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac which is als...
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Bullet train

Japan speed trains are called 'shinkansen' (new main line). Westerners call t...
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