Blog Posts - Japanese Life

Strange English I can’t Understand

Living in Japan, you’re basically trapped in a tiny spaceship, peering down through clouds and picking up intermittent snippets of news floating skyward from earth. I first heard “Poker Face” in a smoky Shinjuku karaoke bar, when so...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Nov 28, 2016

Are Japanese People Retarded?

When I turned around from the chalkboard, there was chubby Mr. Kamei with his plump fist stuffed inside his waistband. We were in the middle of English 301 and he’d either developed one fearsome case of poison ivy in his pants or was masturbating l...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Jul 30, 2016

Japanese Fireworks, Better in Every way but One

Has it already been two weeks?  Jeez, where does the time go?  So yeah, a couple of weekends ago I went to a Japanese fireworks festival.  Seems like only yesterday.  Anyway, suffice to say that watching fireworks in Japan is just like watching f...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Aug 16, 2013

The Great Japanese Name Switcheroo

At first, you might think the Japanese place great importance on addressing others properly.  After all, it’s a nation where even elephants get called Zou-san.  That’s Mr. Elephant to you. The reality is that this naming convention work...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Jan 9, 2012

Asian Japanese Furniture – 31 Long Life Chinese Scholars Floor Table w/ Shou Symbols

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by Asian Home Design on Mar 31, 2011

Spring Snow

Such stark contrast, as only that place can display.Here above, in the aged work of a local artist, delicate blends of beauty and serenity.Framed over an icon of the island, a grand image of all things Japanese.So much so that the honorific suff...
by Expat From Hell on Mar 18, 2011

Traditional Old Japanese Living Room

Sukiya style that evolved from the Azuchi-Momoyama period and style shoin, contrasted direct and enormous arrangement of-shoin zukuri. In sukiya, the smaller and simpler regarded as the best design. Some tea huts went from six tatami to 1 3 / 4 the s...
by livingroom21 on Feb 6, 2011

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