Kayabuki class and winter canoeing: a guide to sustainable travel in Japan | Japan untold

The Roots sustainability programme teaches traditional building methods.




The Roots sustainability programme teaches traditional building methods.
Photograph: Yuri Kobayashi

Learn traditional building methods in the Keihoku mountains, Kyoto
Based in the bucolic, mountainous Keihoku area in north-west Kyoto, the Roots sustainability programme offers multi-day educational tours to groups, with an emphasis on connecting to nature, sustainability, and immersion in local culture.

Each bespoke tour is structured around a central project and interspersed with other (optional) experiences such as hiking, rice planting and craft workshop visits. You might, for instance, learn the art of kayabuki (thatching with pampas grass) from an expert, process typhoon-damaged timber in a cedar forest, and then build a treehouse under the guidance of a local lumberjack, carpenter and treehouse “master”. These crafts have been given a boost by the fact that traditional Japanese kominka architecture belatedly gained Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage status in December 2020.

From £914pp from six nights based on a group

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Priority Health offers immune-boosting recipes to try at home!

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Our friends at Priority Health know the importance of eating healthy, especially when it comes to building your immunity!

Shelly shows us how to make some great, kid-friendly snacks at home that will help boost their immunity.

Click here for a Simple Blueberry Smoothie recipe from YummyToddlerFood.com. Priority Health’s ThinkHealth section also has more immune-boosting tips and healthy recipes. Priority Health also has a team of care managers to help people with health concerns.

If you’re a Priority Health member, you also have access to their Wellbeing Hub to keep healthy living top-of-mind throughout the year. The hub is personalized and helps members find new exercise ideas, tips to lose weight, new healthy recipes to try and more, all customized to their individual health journey.

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Japanese artist makes delicious-looking ‘food’ using craft paper



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Food models, commonly seen in the display cabinets of Japanese restaurants, are usually made from plastic or resin. But Japanese Twitter user @meganenooo has shown us that these food models can be made from paper too – specifically washi , a Japanese craft paper.

These paper foods — pizza margherita, tempura (fritters), sunny-side-up egg, and salmon bento box — were created by Twitter user @meganenooo’s father. Given washi ’s texture and its slightly translucent look, the food models not only look realistic, but also incredibly appealing.

@meganenooo explained that his father, who was in his seventies, started working on these paper foods as a means to kill time. Accompanying the explanation are mouth-watering yet fake Japanese delicacies: hot pot, egg omelette

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