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  • Koto
    on Feb 16, 2010 in Japanese Culture
    The Koto is a traditional Japanese instrument that first made its way into Japan in the 7th century. It was brought over by Chinese and Korean musicians who came to play in the Japanese court, this instrument known as the guzheng gave way to the deve...
  • Kabuki
    on Feb 11, 2010 in Japanese Culture
    Kabuki is a form of Japanese theater that began in the 17th century. Kabuki is a type of dance/drama that is renowned not only for the performance itself but also for the elaborate make-up that is worn by all of the performers. Kabuki traces its or...
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    on Feb 8, 2010 in Japanese Culture
    The Japanese Tea Ceremony is steeped in tradition and it is filled with rituals that all have a deep and significant meaning. If you are a guest of the tea ceremony you are expected to know the importance and the tradition of the ceremony as well as...
  • Ikebana
    on Feb 4, 2010 in Japanese Culture
    Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. The oldest school for ikebana was a Buddhist school formed in the 15th century. The tradition of ikebana schools began with a priest at the Rokkakuda Temple in Kyoto. It was said that he was so skilled...
  • Japanese Castles
    on Feb 1, 2010 in Samurai
    Japanese Castles as they are known today evolved from traditional fortifications. These fortresses were built for the main purpose of military defense. For this reason they were placed in very strategic locations. These fortifications were also built...
  • Japanese Gardens
    on Jan 27, 2010 in Japanese Culture
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  • Samurai Armor
    on Jan 26, 2010 in Samurai
    The samurai were well known throughout Japan and the world for their fighting skills. Despite the fact that they were most commonly remembered for their swords and skills, their armor was also a very impressive sight. The first dedicated attempt at a...
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony
    on Jan 21, 2010 in Japanese Culture
    Contrary to what many people may believe but the practice of drinking tea it not native to Japan. Rather it was brought to the country in the 9th century by a Chinese monk. According to the legend tea had already been known to China for thousands of...
  • Kimono
    on Jan 19, 2010 in Japanese Culture
    The Japanese kimono has become a very striking part of Japanese culture and one of the most popular aspects of Japanese culture. It is perhaps surprising that these traditional garments were influenced by traditional Han Chinese clothing. It was arou...
  • Japanese Maiko & Geisha
    on Jan 16, 2010 in Doll Japanese Culture
    The Geisha are traditional entertainers in Japanese culture. Many parts of their profession are still shrouded in secrecy but they are not considered to be prostitutes. Their focus has always been upon learning the traditional Japanese arts and using...
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