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Tidiness and Chimes

Tidiness and Chimes

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In this week’s issue:

  • Japan's History of Tidiness.
  • The Daily Chimes Heard Throughout Japan.
  • Fashion.
  • Food.
  • Made in Japan.
  • Music from Japan Featuring Girls' Generation-TTS.

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Culture & Lifestyle

Japan's History of Tidiness

Japan's history of tidiness started long before the KonMari movement and can be traced back to 927 A.D. in a government handbook that had instructions for annual cleaning.

The Long History of Japan’s Tidying Up
Marie Kondo is just the current manifestation of a tradition of cleaning.

The Daily Chimes Heard Throughout Japan

Tokyo’s 5 O’Clock Chime – What Is That Song? | Tokyo Weekender
Have you ever wondered what the late afternoon chimes across Tokyo and other cities in Japan mean? Here’s all you need to know!


Explore Tokyo Street Fashion with The TODAY Show

Tokyo street styles that could affect your fashion choices
For an Olympic-themed edition of “Style Me Something Good” on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, resident fashionista Donna Farizan catches up with some fashion experts to find out what Tokyo street style is all about, and how it could affect what lands in your closet. She then heads over to Dover Street Mar…

Harajuku Street Fashion Highlights

Harajuku Fashion Highlights by Tokyo Fashion, featuring Korean actress and model, Joy. Click the Tweet below to view the photos and visit Tokyo Fashion's Twitter channel.


How NOT to Eat by YouTuber WAWAWA

YouTuber WAWAWA documents cooking his version of one-pot dishes based on ingredients from his local convenience store while smoking, drinking, and generally destroying his health. Do not try this at home folks.

Made in Japan

Crafting Precious Kimonos with Mud

Visit a small island off the coast of Okinawa to learn how some of the world's best kimonos are made with unexpected elements.


Featuring Girls' Generation-TTS

Girls' Generation-TTS is a South Korean girl group that became one of Japan's most beloved female idols.

Holler by Girls’ Generation-TTS
Song · 3:03 · 2014

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