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1. The History of Japanese Pajamas The history of Japanese pajamas is a story that is as complex and nuanced as the culture that created it. The garment was originally worn by noblemen for their lounging and sleeping needs, but over the centuries, pajamas have evolved in design and purpose. Today, people wear them to sleep, lounge around, or attend to their children’s bedtime rituals. In Japan, pajamas are called yukata or jinbei. Yukaya are always one-piece garments with wide sleeves and are traditionally made from cotton or silk fabrics in bright colors. Yukata are popular for both formal wear...

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Japan is famously known for Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) all around the world. While Sakura of course are beautiful, people here in Japan share an almost equal love for the Japanese Maple or Momiji (紅葉). Sakura represent new beginnings in spring with its beautiful white and pink blossoms, while the Japanese Maple signifies the end of the summer and the nicer weather. This time of year is a favorite for many and is largely unknown to travelers in Japan with this time of year being one of the least busy, and also most affordable times to visit Japan.  Koyo Hunting Koyo...

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Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Seeds Germination A prior treatment with Scarification (weakening the hard outer shell) and Stratification (mimicking winter to encourage germination for certain types of seeds)  is recommended for most Sakura (Cherry Blossom) seeds to achieve high germination rate. *Orders will arrive from our greenhouse supplier in protected envelopes. Inside will be a sealed grey package containing your seed packs. The image below is an example of what a delivered order will look like*   Here are the steps for scarification: In the following sections of our guide we refer to hydrogen peroxide to help weaken the outer shell as...

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