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Scents of Aomori, Japan

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Scents of Aomori, Japan

The Japanese know what they are doing. I mean have you seen their public transportation system? Have you tried sushi? Have you experienced a Japanese zen garden?  So it's no surprise that Japan is where you find Hiba Wood-only found in 300 year old Aomori Hiba trees from Aomori, Japan.  Studies have shown the Hinokitiol, found only in Aomori Hiba wood, to have anitmicrobial, germicidal, insect repellent, and deodorizing properties. These properties make Aomori Hiba Trees unique to other Hiba trees grown in other parts of the world! So combine the Aomori Hiba oil with distilled water and you get...

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Japan: Pregnant and Hungry

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As always, Japan was fantastic, especially the food! Although too pregnant with baby girl #2 to indulge in sushi, I made the best of the insanely delicious pastry selection and hearty late night ramen. I am obsessed with Asian pastries. OBSESSED. In my opinion, Asian pastries are more fluffy, less greasy and just the right amount of sweet. And I am going to go ahead and admit- Japanese pastries trump all Asian pastries. My absolute favorite? Warm red bean buns of course! Most people assume they would be disgusting due to the idea that beans and sugar do not belong...

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Next up; Japan!

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Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. Most importantly, it is my favorite city by a landslide.  In all honesty, I'm still not quite sure why I left. Living there made me feel most vibrant and I miss it almost everyday.  Moving to NYC afterwards seemed rural in comparison. And of course, now living in Telluride, I can't help but feverishly crave the hustle and bustle that 14 million people provide.   Tokyo offers everything; one-of-a-kind artisans, ridiculous sushi, intriguing sumo traditions, divine hot springs, epic skiing, beautiful Harajuku girls, endless shopping, crazy robot shows,...

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