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One Green Bicycle is a blog comprised of Japanese culture and travels, Christian living, ethnic food recipes, international missions, and simple living.

Japanese Apprenticeship

Japanese Apprenticeship






Japanese Apprenticeship In Japan, the Do (pronounced ‘dough’) spirit exhibits distinct Japanese cultural values as well as their unique way of learning. Originating from a combination of thought from Ancient Chinese Taoism as well as Zen Buddhism, Do literally means “the way” or way to be followed. The Do spirit follows a distinct pattern as follows: 1) A formal rule-bound pattern to be followed. 2) A constant repetition of the pattern. 3) Mastering the pattern through different levels. 4) Perfecting…

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Faith’s Story, A Missionary Testimony from Ohio to Shizuoka, Japan

Faith’s Story, A Missionary Testimony from Ohio to Shizuoka, Japan






A Missionary Testimony from Shizuoka, Japan My name is Faith, I’m twenty-four and I’m currently in Japan. I’d like to share a little of how God brought me to this place in life. I truly hope it can be an encouragement to you in your journey!    I grew up wanting to go to Japan as a missionary. I became a Christian at a young age and several years later heard God tell me very clearly that He wanted me…

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No One Else Can Play Your Part

No One Else Can Play Your Part






no one else by Javon Steffen NO ONE ELSE CAN PLAY YOUR PART 誰もあなたの役を演じることはできません No one else can play your part. This story is a tragedy at times, a comedy some days, a drama safe to say. You will find things and you will lose things in this life. There will be awesome starts and awful endings, but do keep going, because the part you play is sacred. You are something priceless, you and all your fears and dreams. This story…

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The Art of Gift Giving in Japan

The Art of Gift Giving in Japan






The Art of Gift Giving/Zoto Part 8 Japanese Culture Series In the United States soon we will be celebrating Christmas, a real occasion for celebration of Christ’s birth often accompanied with the giving of gifts. However, in Japan, Zoto, or the custom of gift giving, strongly prevails in everyday life. On every important occasion, gifts are given in great quantity all over Japan. From seasonal gifts such as during New Years when hundreds of cards are sent out as well…

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Japan Missions Toolkit: Vital Links to Anyone Interested in Japan Missions

Japan Missions Toolkit: Vital Links to Anyone Interested in Japan Missions






Japan Missions Toolkit Missionaries in Japan have some awesome programs going on. Not just international missionaries but I love to promote indigenous missionaries in Japan. Real Japanese people sharing the love of our healer with real Japanese people. In much of my research, I struggled to find a compiled list of resources with updated links. So why not put one together myself? That’s what I did. If a link no longer works I will update it right away. And if…

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