【Teaser Tour】 Hiroshima / Awesome Foundation of Japan: Rice and Water

History Food & Drink Culture Experience Beautiful Scenery
1,000 JPY - / person
About 0.5 hours
Language: English

What we'll do

This is Episode 2 of the 8-part series of Naruho-Do! Japan.
Masako will let you know intriguing Japanese unique ways of thinking by explaining awesome foundation of Japan: Rice and Water.
Rice cultivation brought about confrontation between Forest People and Rice People some thousand years ago. Was it nasty?
In the Shogun period, Japanese economy based on the Rice Standard, rather than the Gold Standard. How strange it was!
Around the first Tokyo Olympics held in 1964, revolution in cooking rice occurred in Japan. Electric rice-cookers! Without that I cannot live.
Water has been a basis of Japanese philosophy. Masako explains various tips on water. Latest trends: Bath, toilets, bottled water, and how to make good tea.
Intriguing and informative with many laughs.


Price per person (tax included)
1,100 JPY - / person
Max participants
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English
Communication tools
Please download Zoom in advance.
Best for learning Japan
Things you need to know before the tour

-The teaser trips will be held using Zoom meetings.
-Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone,
please be sure to download the Zoom application in advance.
-The URL for the teaser trip will be sent to the email address you used to register no later than one hour before the start time.
-The meeting room will open to participants five minutes before the start of the teaser trip.
-Participants may join the teaser trip even if the start time has passed. However, please note that we
will not be able to receive or respond to messages after the trip begins.
-Please make sure that your microphone is off and your camera is on during the teaser trip.
-Depending on the internet connection on the day of the teaser trip, there may be issues with the
sound or video. We ask for your patience and understanding.
-Any internet or data fees incurred by participation in the teaser trips are the sole responsibility of the
-In order to avoid any mishaps or trouble, the teaser trips may be recorded.
-The company and the WOW U-mediators (guides) will not be responsible for any malfunctions of
participants’ computers, smartphones, or tablets that may occur during the teaser trips.
-Reservations cannot be canceled after payments have been made. Please double check your
reservation before finalizing your purchase.


  1. 1
    What Rice has Meant to the Japanese People.

    Brown rice VS White rice. Astonishing difference!
    How to use an electric-rice cooker. And new revolution in rice cooking. Packed cooked rice!

  2. 2
    Symbolism of Water Is Deep Inside of the Japanese People.

    Is it true water cleanses evil spirits? Bottled water costs much more than gasoline. One litter of bottled water costs 200 yen.
    One litter of tap water costs 1 yen or less.

  3. 3
    Small Japanese Lesson

    Today’s Japanese lesson is “Gochiso-sama,” which means “Thank you for the meal!”


We’re Hiroshima Locals!!

We’re Hiroshima Locals!! Aren’t you interested in Japanese real life? How are Hiroshima locals leading their lives? We will whisper you “naruhodo” (I’ve got it) in Japan, bringing YOU 8 different “REAL” Japanese daily lives at 2 p.m. every Wednesday (JST) as follows: Episode 1: Waste, how complicating!! (Jul. 21) / Episode 2: Awesome Foundation of Japan: Rice and Water (Jul. 28) / Episode 3: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Shimanami Kaido Cycling (Aug. 4) / Episode 4: Taking Care of Ancestors (Aug. 11) / Episode 5: Unique Japanese Vending Machines! (Aug. 18) / Episode 6: Lifelong Sports: Tennis, Baseball and Japan’s Universal, National Radio Exercise!? (Aug. 25) / Episode 7: Dos and Don’ts in Japan (Sep. 1) / Episode 8: Tiny Houses and Compact Life (Sep. 8) / In addition, at the end of each episode, you will get to know a useful Japanese/Hiroshima phrase and its setting for surviving in Japan. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!!

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