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The Juunishi of the Japanese Zodiac
Shopping

The Juunishi of the Japanese Zodiac

Each year in Japan, ceramic figurines of that year's juunishi zodiac symbol are sold. There are twelve animals signs in total and can be purchased from souvenir shops all over the country.

Elena Lisina
Tokyo's Toshima City
Culture

Tokyo's Toshima City

Thanks to its main centre of Ikebukuro, Toshima City is known for being the gritty cousin to Tokyo's other central wards. Look past the image though and you'll find a city full of vibrant shopping, modern sights, urban parks, local museums and historical shrines.

Sleiman Azizi

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