March 26, 2009

Iai - Japanese Sword

Art of drawing one's sword, cutting down one's opponent and sheathing the sword afterwards

March 25, 2009

March 21, 2009

KAYABUKI (Thatching)

Thatching is the craft of covering a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes and heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof.

March 20, 2009

AKABEKO

Akabeko is a traditional toy from the Aizu region of Japan.

March 19, 2009

MIKO

Miko is a Japanese term that anciently meant "female shaman" who conveyed divine oracles, and currently means "shrine maiden" who serves at shrines.

March 18, 2009

KASUGA SHRINE (NARA)

Kasuga Shrine is located in a forest, and produces an atmoshere of peace and holiness unmatched by any other shrines.

March 17, 2009

SUKIYAKI

Sukiyaki is a Japanese dish in the nabemono (Japanese steamboat) style.

March 16, 2009

Ekiben

Ekiben (Railway boxed meal) are a specific type of bento boxed meals,sold on trains and train train stations in Japan.

March 15, 2009

The Great Buddha of Nagoya - Daibutsu 7


The Great Buddha of Nagoya, 15 meters tall. Its eyes, lips and ears are coated with gold leaf.

March 14, 2009

The Great Buddha of Shurakuen - Daibutsu 6

The Great Budda of Shurakuen, 18,79meters tall, is located in Aichi. This statue is made of concrete.

March 13, 2009

The Great Buddha of Hakuba - Daibutsu 5

The Great Buddha of Hakuba, 23,5meters tall. This unique white Great Buddha sits in silence in the mountain.


March 12, 2009

The Great Buddha of Ushiku - Daibutsu 4

The Great Budda of Ushiku, 120meters tall. This is the tallest Great Buddha in the world since it's completed in 1995.

March 11, 2009

The Great Buddha of Takaoka - Daibutsu 3

The Great Buddha of Takaoka, 15,58meter tall. This is counted as one of the three largest Great Budda in Japan along with the Great Budda of Nara and Kamakura.

March 10, 2009

The Great Buddha of Kamakura - Daibutsu 2

The Great Buddha of Kamakura, 13.35meters tall. What is interesting is that you can go inside the statue.

March 09, 2009

The Great Buddha of Nara - Daibutsu 1

There are a lot of statues of Great Buddha in Japan. This is the most famous one, the Great Budda of Nara. 14.98meters tall.

March 08, 2009

DORAEMON?

Isaw a man likely DORAEMON.

March 07, 2009

March 06, 2009

Newspaper


Many ads of Grocery store, Pachinko, etc come with Newspaper.

March 05, 2009

Jichinsai


JICHINSAI is a kind of Shinto ceremony which takes place at a new building site before starting actual construction.It has a symbolic meaning of purifying a building site and wishing safety in thecourse of the construction.Generally, people concerned with the construction, both constructors and ordering party participate in the ceremony.

March 04, 2009

Kinkato


Traditional sweet " Kinkato" is made of sugar.

March 03, 2009

March 02, 2009

HINAMATSURI (GIRL'S FESTIVAL)


The "Girl's Festival" on March 3, also known as the "Peach Tree Festival," is held to pray for the happiness of female children. On this day, households with young girls display beautiful doll sets, drink shiro-zake (white sake brewed from sake and rice malt), and offer hishi-mochi lozenge-shaped rice cakes).