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Zenith of Zen: 13 Nontraditional Takes on Japanese Gardens

Broken down to its most basic characteristics, the traditional Japanese zen garden inspires innovative design in everything from toys and candy to the most ...
by WebUrbanist on Sep 9, 2015

What’s Japan Like?

This is partly the tale of three Japanese women. Erika Lives in Hokkaido In the winter, she walks to the station past mountains of snow piled higher than her head, but she can usually get a seat on the train, and her apartment’s nice and warm,...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Sep 2, 2015

Avoiding Meltdown in Japan

Self-improvement is one of my long-standing goals. You know, striving to be a better human being and all, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Basically like Schwarzenegger in The Terminator, only without the scary eyes, and slightly more muscular.
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Aug 26, 2015

How to Write Japanese

You gotta love Anna. Seriously, because everyone loves Anna. She’s a busty, blonde Swiss-German who grew up playing the piano and speaking Swiss. And German. And English. And now she speaks perfect Japanese. God, I hate her. Nah, just kidding. Anna...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Jul 20, 2015

5 questions about Kendo. Are old Kendo masters really strong?

IntroductionI experienced Kendo in school. And I have 3dan(There are 20grades in Kendo. 1-10grades are called 1-10kyu. 11-20grades are called 1-10dan.). I want to have Kendo known by many people. I try to answer the questions which my friends asked t...
by Manga Life in Japan on Jun 16, 2015

Weekend Snapshots: Japanese Tea Ceremony, Bath Accessories, Hair Care

In their Kimono.A severe thunderstorm occurred early this morning and heavy downpours lasted for about an hour.  The rain was on and off when daylight came and I thought it will be raining all day today.  I was glad that the rain stopped an...
by Mhar's Display on May 31, 2015

United States: Viewing Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

Japan isn't the only place to enjoy cherry blossoms this spring. The capital of the United States puts on a pretty spectacular floral display of its own.
by Accidental TravelWriter on Mar 9, 2015

Art Hirahara’s new album: a spiritual journey to Japan

After having moved from San Francisco Bay Area to New York in 2003, jazz pianist and composer Art Hirahara challenged the city’s prominent jazz scene, and its pool of world-class musicians by performing at historic venues such as Smalls, Birdland,...
by Seijaku the Japanese Lifestyle on Feb 10, 2015

Prezi

Prezi: Na tej podstronie zamieszczać będę moje prezi do wygłoszonych referatów, czy stanowiące...

Japonia jakiej nie znasz

Jutro japońska sakura zakwitnie w Katowicach … Japonia jakiej nie znasz to niezwykła impreza...

Japanese New Year: a time for celebration

In Japan, the New Year’s is called Shōgatsu and it incorporates traditions from Shinto, Buddhism, and popular culture. Whether you are living in Japan or not, following Japanese New Year’s traditions during your holiday will make it very...
by Seijaku the Japanese Lifestyle on Dec 30, 2014

One Japanese Book You Must Read

You should think twice about taking any advice Ken Seeroi has got to give. I mean, who’d listen to a guy who ditched a decent life in a first-world country for a freezing, tiny apartment, sleeping on the floor, and eating rice with sticks? Well, it...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Dec 6, 2014

The Easiest Japanese Food

Every once in a while, I discover something in Japan so amazing that I’m compelled to share it with the world. Fortunately, that feeling passes after a few beers, so I don’t actually have to do any work, which I’m allergic to. I’m pretty sure...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Nov 2, 2014

Japanese Holidays — or Japanese “Holidays”?

Believe it or not, the Japanese calendar is rife with national holidays. Existing almost every month of every year, holidays include Coming of Age Day (date varies each year), National Foundation Day (Feb. 11th), and the Golden Week in May...

Interested in Life in Japan?

Follow Chris and Ayaka on their YouTube channel as they make interesting videos about living in Japan as a foreigner, the difficulties of an international relationship and the many weird, strange but yet exciting things that Japan has to offer. YouTu...
by Princessa's Royal Diary on Oct 3, 2014

Fantasy Japan

2004, now that was a great year. It was the Golden Age of Japan. I was on my seventh trip here, crisscrossing the nation by high-speed shinkansen in search of small, traditional restaurants, ancient temples, and women with long black hair and short s...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Sep 27, 2014

Japan Versus America – Who Wins?

Every year, I like to play a little game called “Could I Ever Live in America Again?” That’s where I board a plane in Tokyo, have about ten tiny in-flight wines, watch every movie ever made, then get off in sunny California and ask myself, “W...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Sep 16, 2014

Interview with Buffalo Daughter – theTokyoite superstars

Seijaku: So Buffalo Daughter, it’s great to have you back, what have you done since “Weapons of Math Destruction” released in 2010? Buffalo Daughter: we’ve been pretty busy. In 2011, we had a short west coast US tour followed by...
by Seijaku the Japanese Lifestyle on Sep 11, 2014

Buffalo Daughter – Konjac-tion: The coolest and most creative sound from Tokyo

Formed in Tokyo in 1993, Buffalo Daughter have been brought to the western audience thanks to the Beastie Boys’ label Grand Royal. During the nineties, they toured through Europe and The US with their labels’ mates Luscious Jackson,  Ben Lee a...
by Seijaku the Japanese Lifestyle on Aug 28, 2014

New Nihonjin? App Identifies Japanese Faces

If you’re a Japanese person (that is, a real Japanese person, not just like some Korean guy born in Japan), then you know how frustrating it is. Every day, you’re surrounded by crowds of people, in stores, elevators, and that small ramen...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Aug 12, 2014


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