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Camellia

The Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica) is one of best known species of cam...
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Candy - Kintaro ame

Kintaro ame is a Japanese candy that has been around since the Edo period. It...
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Cast iron

Japan has a long tradition of cast iron products. Since the 17th century, the...
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Cherries

The Japanese cherry blossom trees have been selected for centuries to produce...
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Cherry blossom - Sakura

From the Heian Period (794 - 1185), the cherry blossom (sakura) has been reve...
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Chestnut

Japanese chestnuts can be larger than western ones even if some small varieti...
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Chidori bird

Chidori is a traditional motif showing some stylized plover birds flying abov...
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Chopsticks

Chopsticks (hashi) came to Japan from China in the 12th century. There is a l...
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Chrysanthemum

The chrysanthemum was brought to Japan from China many century ago, possibly ...
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Clematis

Clematis were introduced to Japan from China during the 17th century. Japanes...
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Cloud motif

Japanese use different graphical techniques to represent clouds symbolically....
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Crane

In Japan, cranes represent longevity and good fortune. They are closely assoc...
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Cup-and-ball game

The kendama is a traditional Japanese toy based upon the French game 'bilboqu...
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