April 30, 2009

Kannushi and Miko of a Shrine (Jinja)


The chief priest of a shrine is called the Kannushi. He is responsible for all the religious observances and the running of the shrine. The young girl assistants in a shrine are called Miko.



April 29, 2009

Ramen- Japanese Most Popular Dishes


Ramen is a kind of Japanese-Chinese dish consisting of Chinese noodles served in a hot chicken broth made with soy sauce, miso (fermented soybean paste) or salt.

April 27, 2009

Mikoshi - Portable Shinto Shrine

The Mikoshi is a portable Shinto shrine which is taken out and paraded through the streets of the town during festivals. The spirit of the local deity is said to come down and reside in the mikoshi during these proceedings.

April 25, 2009

Sarubobo

A sarubobo is a Japanese amulet, particularly associated with the town of Takayama in Gifu prefecture. Sarubobos are red human-shaped dolls, with no facial features, made in a variety of sizes. Traditionally, sarubobos are made by grandmothers for their grandchildren as dolls, and for their daughters as a charm for good marriage, good children and to ensure a well-rounded couple.

April 24, 2009

April 23, 2009

Ranma

An openwork screen above the sliding partitions between two rooms.

April 20, 2009

SHISAA

Shisaa is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration, often found in pairs,
resembling a cross between a lion and a dog, from Okinawa mythology.

April 19, 2009

Kobe Port Tower - Tower 7

Kobe Port Tower, completed in 1963, is a 108 meter high lattice tower. There is the observation deck at 90,28 meters.

April 18, 2009

Fukuoka Tower - Tower 6

Fukuoka Tower, 234 meters tall, is the tallest seaside tower in Japan. The tower has three observation deck, at 116m, 120m and 123m.

April 17, 2009

Sapporo TV Tower - Tower 5

Sapporo TV Tower, 147,2 meters tall, was built in 1957 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. From Observation Deck at 90,38 meters, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Sapporo and Odori Park.

April 16, 2009

Nagoya TV Tower - Tower 4

Nagoya TV Tower, 180 meters tall, was completed in 1954. You can enjoy a view from the observation deck located at 100 meters.

April 15, 2009

Kyoto Tower - Tower 3

Kyoto Tower, 131 meters tall, stands in front of Kyoto station. The observation deck is located at 100 meters. This tower was built in 1964, in the motif of a candlestick.

April 14, 2009

Tsutenkaku Tower - Tower 2

The current Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka, 103 meters tall, was built in 1956. The main observation deck is located at 91 meters, where you can meet a charming statue, "Billiken", the God of good luck.

April 13, 2009

Tokyo Tower - Tower 1

Tokyo Tower, 333 meters tall, was completed in 1958. The tower has two observation decks. The main observatory is located at 150 meters, while the special observatory is located at 250 meters.

April 12, 2009

April 08, 2009

Universal Studio Japan


This Parade is called "Magical Starlight Parade". You can see Elmo, Snoopy, Hello Kitty, and a lot more!

April 07, 2009

PAPER BALLOON

It is a shape of Goldfish.

April 06, 2009

April 02, 2009

Asanogawa Enyukai - Sakura Festival in Kanazawa


Geisha Performances, "Subayashi ", original "Nou" musical