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Jan 11, 2022

Haiku - The Japanese sensitivity in the world's shortest literature

Haiku is the world's shortest poem, with only 17 characters. Haiku poems, which describe the changing seasons, are th...

Jan 11, 2022

Explore Japan - Tokyo, the Capital of Japan

Tokyo is the undisputed capital of Japan. The city, where history and traditions from the Edo period are fused with t...

Jan 11, 2022

The charm of Washi paper that lives for over 1000 years

The production of handmade Japanese “Washi” paper, which requires sophisticated techniques to make, is on...

Jan 11, 2022

What is ZEN teaching and history?

Japanese "ZEN" philosophy is widely spread in the world. It is also said to be the origin of the mindfulness adopted ...

Jan 11, 2022

Explore Japan – Kamakura, the capital of samurai

About an hour from Tokyo, Kamakura, located in Kanagawa Prefecture, once prospered as the base of the Kamakura Shogun...

Jan 11, 2022

Explore Japan – Koyasan, a sacred place close to the sky

Koyasan is known as a sacred place for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism on a mountain at an altitude of 800m in the northern...

Jan 11, 2022

Explore Japan – A charming castle town, Hida Takayama

Takayama City, located in the northern part of Gifu Prefecture, is generally called "Hida Takayama" because it is the...

Jan 11, 2022

Explore Japan – Kanazawa, the castle town

Kanazawa is located in the center of Ishikawa prefecture. It is a castle town that retains the remnants of a prestigi...

Jan 11, 2022

The sharpest sword, hot to make Japanese Katana

Japanese Katana is famous not only for its sharpness but also for the artistic value. Let’s see the secret of t...

Jan 11, 2022

Soul of Samurai, Japanese KATANA history

The Japanese sword, Katana, has been said "Soul of Samurai” since ancient times. Its value is not only due to t...

Jan 11, 2022

Explore Japan – Kyoto, the ancient capital

In Kyoto, you feel as if you are in the ancient capital. There are many best sights such as historical shrines and te...

Jan 11, 2022

A guide to enjoy authentic sushi in Japan

Sushi is the best known Japanese food. In the United States and Europe, sushi rolls are common, but in Japan, “...
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