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New Years day in Japan

Japanese New Year is on January 1st every year and many people go visit temple or shrine to pray their wishes for a new start year. 78 more words

Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture

Few nations on Earth have had a more colorful history than Japan.

Settled by migrants from the Asian mainland back in the mists of prehistory, Japan has seen the rise and fall of emperors, rule by samurai warriors, isolation from the outside world, expansion over most of Asia, defeat and rebound. 521 more words

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瀬田掃部・Kamon Seta

Karahashi by Hiroshige

瀬田掃部(正忠) Kamon (Masatada) Seta (1548?-1595)


He is one of Rikyu’s 7 primary disciples – or Rikyu Shichitetsu.

あまり詳しいことは知られていませんが、利休とは親しかったと思われています。 88 more words

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A little bit of Japanese Hanami in Sunny Somerset

The beautiful cherry trees are in full bloom in this little part of Somerset and it really does uplift the spirits as we have been through such a wet winter. 334 more words

54th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is a major event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. It’s the biggest Japanese Street party in the nation. 383 more words


M is for Memoirs of a Geisha

I am participating in the A-to-Z Challenge again this year. My theme is My Favorite Books. Most of the books I will be posting about, I have read more than once. 115 more words

A-to-Z Challenge