Wednesday, November 13, 2019

History

Every country holds the important of its history in high esteem but few do so with the enthusiasm that Japan has for its own. Japanese history not only predates nearly every western society but has survived and thrives still in the modern world. The important of Japanese history is displayed in every corner of Japan and is represented in every piece of culture.

Come on over to Komatsu (6) : Rojo Park

The area where an expansion of Komatsu castle used to be is now a beautfiful Japanese style park named "Rojo Park". The old castle was the residence of the third lord of the Maeda clan's Kaga Domain,...

History of Christmas in Japan (3)

The reason why Japanese people have fried chicken for Christmas After the end of World War II Christmas became synonymous with "peace", something the people desperately needed. The Christmas celebrations made a return and so...

The Story Behind Japanese Manhole Covers

Japan has no shortage of beautiful and cute things. From face packs to sweets and stationary supplies, Japan takes great care in designing everything to be visually attractive. Another thing that Japan is famous for...

Visit the Glorious Past: Merchant Houses in Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture

Sakata, with its ideal geographic location, flourished as a trade center and major port from which goods were shipped from Tohoku to Kyoto and Tokyo in the Edo Period (1603-1867). Traces of the port’s glorious...

From Edo Castle to the Imperial Palace – The History of the Heart...

As Japan enters into a new era and welcomes a new emperor, the grounds around the Tokyo Imperial Palace will become much busier. That’s because for the foreseeable future Emperor Naruhito will be “commuting”...

Discover the beauty of Northern Tohoku – Part Ⅱ Shirakami Sanchi

Precious heritages of the Shirakami Sanchi A number of beech forests around the world have lost much of their ecological diversity due to the formation of continental glaciers some two million years ago; however, the...

Top 4 Vegan & Vegetarian Ryokan Accommodations in Japan

Though many people say that it's difficult to be a vegetarian in Japan, the truth is Japan has centuries worth of tradition processing plants in a plethora of delicious ways. Taking it one step...

Come on over to Komatsu (1) : The City of Kabuki

Believe it or not, Komatsu is a Kabuki City. But why? You might ask this question because when people think about attending a Kabuki play they think about the extravagant theaters in Tokyo and...

Japan`s World Heritage Sites: Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto: A treasury of temples and shrines With so many gems gathered here, the sightseer's dilemma is knowing where to start! So for the time-strapped tourist, here are the top three "must see" spots. 1....

Mythical Creature – Kitsune

In the Japanese language kitsune can mean both a regular fox, divine fox or demon fox. They can be found all over Japan and their history goes back to the beginning of Japan itself. But what...