Customs & Culture March 26, 2015 3:58 pm

Edo Wonderland Nikko: Back In Time


Customs & Culture March 26, 2015 3:58 pm

Edo Wonderland Nikko: Back In Time


Japan Dreaming

Edo Wonderland Nikko Nikko is a great city to visit while in Japan because of its beauty, famous hot springs, and historical sites. Located in Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko also has an awesome destination in Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura. You are immediately transported back in time to the Edo Period upon entering the gates of Edo...

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Edo Wonderland Nikko Nikko is a great city to visit while in Japan because of its beauty, famous hot springs, and historical sites. Located in Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko also has an awesome destination in Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura. You are immediately transported back in time to the Edo Period upon entering the gates of Edo...

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Customs & Culture January 15, 2015 10:35 am

Japanese Shrine How to


Customs & Culture January 15, 2015 10:35 am

Japanese Shrine How to


Japan Loves Stripes: Hates Individuality

Japanese Shrine How to Pray As described below is how you should pray at the Japanese Shrine or Temple. Take off your hat or cap Throw your coin in to offertory box There is no specific amount of coin you should throw. Heart is important, not the amount. Ring the bell (if there is any)...

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Japanese Shrine How to Pray As described below is how you should pray at the Japanese Shrine or Temple. Take off your hat or cap Throw your coin in to offertory box There is no specific amount of coin you should throw. Heart is important, not the amount. Ring the bell (if there is any)...

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Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 5:08 pm

Japanese Calligraphy Rundown


Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 5:08 pm

Japanese Calligraphy Rundown


Japan Loves Stripes: Hates Individuality

Japanese Calligraphy Rundown: A Quick Look Japanese calligraphy (shodō) is the artistic form of writing the Japanese language. The master creates a work of art with bamboo brush and ink on rice paper; which transfers harmony and beauty. The parity of simplicity and grace is embodied in calligraphic works as one of the main principles...

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Japanese Calligraphy Rundown: A Quick Look Japanese calligraphy (shodō) is the artistic form of writing the Japanese language. The master creates a work of art with bamboo brush and ink on rice paper; which transfers harmony and beauty. The parity of simplicity and grace is embodied in calligraphic works as one of the main principles...

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Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 4:28 pm

What Is A Ryokan Hotel?


Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 4:28 pm

What Is A Ryokan Hotel?


Japan Dreaming

What is a ryokan hotel? They are Japanese style inns and they differ a lot from inns in Western culture. They originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), when such inns served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the...

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What is a ryokan hotel? They are Japanese style inns and they differ a lot from inns in Western culture. They originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), when such inns served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the...

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Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 12:35 pm

Ninja Rundown: A Brief Overview


Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 12:35 pm

Ninja Rundown: A Brief Overview


Japan Dreaming

Ninja Rundown A ninja or shinobi was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. They worked for the lord who hired them or who they had the duty to serve. Despite many popular folktales, historical accounts of...

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Ninja Rundown A ninja or shinobi was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. They worked for the lord who hired them or who they had the duty to serve. Despite many popular folktales, historical accounts of...

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