Japanese culture http://www.kplu.org en Manju: A taste of home for Seattle's Japanese community http://www.kplu.org/post/manju-taste-home-seattles-japanese-community <a href="http://www.thejapanesetutor.com/culture/food/manju/Introduction.aspx">Manju</a> (MAHN-jew) are Japanese dough buns — often sweet — made from pounded rice flour dough and flavored fillings. In Japanese culture, a box of manju is what you'd take to someone's house on a special occasion, like <a href="http://japanlinked.com/Festivals-Holidays-Events/may-5-kodomo-no-hi-childerns-day.html">Children's Day</a>. Or you might simply snack on it with a cup of tea. Sat, 07 Jul 2012 19:09:45 +0000 5536 at http://www.kplu.org Manju: A taste of home for Seattle's Japanese community Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival strives for balance of celebration and solace http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-cherry-blossom-festival-strives-balance-celebration-and-solace <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960936.mp3</p><p>The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival starts today. This year, the annual event isn&rsquo;t just a celebration of spring. Organizers say it&rsquo;s also an <a href="http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/festivals/festal/detail.asp?ev_eventnum=4">opportunity to work through feelings about the devastating earthquake and tsunami</a> in Japan last month.</p><p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1120 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival strives for balance of celebration and solace