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$5,000 Mango at Auction ー but WHY?

Japan is famous for it’s luxury fruits sold at auction for ridiculous prices! But where does that value come from? Is it all a marketing stunt, or do they really taste that good? We see them in the stores and they’re expensive. So ー what is the true value? Let’s go to the Miyazaki Mango Auction and ask the buyer of the world’s most expensive mango and the farmer.

Why Japanese Live So Long

So you want to live to be 100?
The answers to living a long and happy life may come from Japan which has the longest average life expectancy in the world (83.84 years) and where 2 million people are over the age of 90. Believe it or not, 6 of the top 10 oldest people alive are from Japan

1000 Year Old Japanese Bonsai Tree Adventure

Japanese Bonsai Trees have been a part of Japanese culture for over 1000 years going back to the Heian Era. Today, we’ll visit the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum 大宮盆栽美術館 in Saitama to see some amazing tree! One in particular is a 1000 year old Ezo Spruce that has a lot of personality.

Japan’s Biggest Fireworks Shell Story YONSHAKUDAMA

Japan’s Fireworks Town is Katakai, Niigata Prefecture, and they host an annual festival dedicated to launching them high into the sky over scenic rice paddies. Meet the YONSHAKUDAMA Japan’s biggest fireworks shell weighs about 420kg (925 pounds) It was created by Masanori Honda in 1986.

Eating Tokyo’s Blue Ramen, The New Noodle

Eating Ramen in Japan is always delicious and in Tokyo, you’ll find a chef that wants to give his customers a new kind of bowl. Koizumi Takao is a ramen chef the looks for beauty in his creation. Nature inspired him to make his famous Blue Ramen which is like the ocean or the sky. The question — Is this ramen any good?

Tokyo’s Micro Sushi Experience

Sushi may be Japan’s most popular food. There are all kinds of sushi — high end to cheap, high-tech conveyor belt sushi to supermarket and convenient store sushi. There’s nigiri, maki, gunkan, narezushi, temaki …