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The Shimanean: Stories from our CIR's

Twice a year, spring/summer and autumn/winter, CIRs (Coordinators for International Relations) visit places th…

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=Report= Beautiful water landscape

Recommended from Ms. Pydde Julia (Germany) There are many old castle towns in Japan, but what makes Matsue so …

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=Report= A peaceful ride along the moat ...

Recommend from Annaliese Marie The Horikawa Sightseeing Boat is the best way to not only enjoy a beautiful vie…

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The Connection between Kimachi Stone and ...

Kimachi stone, which can only be collected from the Matsue city’s Kimachi district near Shinji lake, is a spec…

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Kimachi Stone Museum and the Stone that ...

If you visit Japan you will see many things made out of stone, such as the stairs and guardian lion-dogs at Sh…

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Kimachi Stone and Izumo-Nankin: Shimane ...

This time we learned about “Kimachi stone” and “Izumo-nankin,”a type of goldfish, which could be considered pa…

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Carving the Soul of the Kimachi Stone

  Kimachi stone has long been associated with the Izumo region. It is a type of sedimentary sand stone th…

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=Report= Creating Edible Art, Japanese C ...

Wagashi is traditionally made by hand. No machines are used in the process, and this is another method of pres…

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=Report= Fishing Trails and Forest Thera ...

One hot summer day in July, my Forest Therapy in Iinan-cho began with waking up in a hotel called Mori no Su, …

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=Report= Relaxing with Forest Therapy

While in Iinan-cho, we stayed at Mori no Su, a wonderful hotel in the middle of a forest. The facility is made…

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=Report= Mud Dyeing on Nishinoshima, Oki ...

On my summer vacation to the Oki Islands last year (which was fantastic in so many ways), I took two half-days…

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Feel the breathe of old mines.

Report of Ms. Pydde Julia (from Germany) The Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine is an important World Heritage Site. The…

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