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Houkokubyou, the mausoleum of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who achieved his ambition
Have you ever heard about Toyotomi Hideyoshi before? He unified Japan about 400 years ago (before 'Tokugawa'). He was born in a very poor farmer fami...
Hinamatsuri " fiesta de niñas"
El día 3 de marzo es la fiesta de niñas. "hinamatsuri!" Se celebra el crecimiento de las niñas, decolando las muñecas que expresan los nobles del p...
Hinamatsuri, Doll’s（Girls') Festival
We, Japanese people, especially who have daughters celebrate 'Hinamatsuri', Doll's (Girls') Festival on March 3. Hinamatsuri has been an occasion to...
Samurai culture and Castle in Gifu
1. Our hero, Nobunaga Gifu, center of Japan, has a lot of castles. The Gifu Casle is one of them. The castle was built on top of the mountain. ...
Para los japoneses hay edades para exorcizar. Para los hombres 25,42,61 años. Para las mujeres 19,33,37,61 años. Siempre antes y después de esos ed...
Setsubun (víspera de la primavera)
La víspera de la primavera, se llama Setsubun. Ésta primavera se refiere un día que empieza la primavera en el calendario japonés antíguo. El día de...
If you come to Japan, you may find many unique vending machines. You can get bottled cold drinks such as water, Coke, Sprite, green tea, and so on if ...
Decoración para el Año Nuevo
Para nosotros japoneses más importante el Año Nuevo que la Navidad. Naturalmente como somos budistas, y la Navidad no tiene sentido para los budistas...
Ancient Portraits in Florence
A face from the past at the National Archeological Museum in Florence provides a glimpse of painting in the Classical World. An in-depth stu...
Michelangelo's Early Career
Creator of the most famous statue in the world, the David, Michelangelo represents the epitome of the Renaissance genius. He began his career in the w...
Raphael in Florence
The three great Italian masters, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael practically gave us the High Renaissance. A period of remarkable artistic achieve...
Judith, the "Other" David of Florence
Many are familiar with the Biblical account of David, the young shepherd boy who took down the giant Goliath simply with his sling. It is a classic st...
Etruscan Women in Art
The Etruscans, the ancient inhabitants of the Italian peninsula, created a sophisticated culture long before the Romans. The Etruscans passed down t...
The Florence Cathedral Dome
In 2020 Florence Commemorated 600 Years of its Landmark Dome. Construction of the record-breaking dome of Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del F...
Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome in 1593. She is considered one of the most important woman artists before the Modern period. Ar...
Discovering the “Other” Masters at the Uffizi
Everyone who visits the Uffizi naturally wants to see all the most famous works, like the works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo. ...
Michelangelo’s Last Years in Florence
Michelangelo left Florence for good in 1534, never to come back alive. Before he departed for Rome, Michelangelo had been working ...
En Japón hay máquina expendedora de cualquier cosa. He visto la máquina de ramo de flores, en la estación cerca del barrio de bares donde las chicas ...
Mercado del día de gallo
En el calendario japonés usamos 12 signos zodiacos y cada signo cae en cada día. Pues depende del año, hay 2 veces o 3 veces de los días de gallo en ...
Nikko (Nov. 6, 2020)
I went to see the red leaves to Nikko. Taiyuin Temple is one of my favorite spots there. As Nikko has the mausoleums of the Shoguns who made To...
Celemonia de 7 5 3 (shichi go san)
El día 15 de Noviembre se celebra " Shichi-go-san". Shichi=7, Go=5, San=3 en japonés. Hay un dicho que " hasta los 7 bajo las manos de ...
Street Art - major around the world coming in to Tokyo
What is street art? What is the difference between street art and graffiti? According to Difference Between Net, an online dictionary, the biggest dif...
La casa tradicional japonesa
La casa de arriba, no es una para la vida actual. Pero hace 150 años los agricultores vivían en las casas así. Como saben que en Japón dentro de ...
Is Japan "Obsessed" with Cleanliness?
"Why is Japan so clean and tidy?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get while working as a tour guide. Many foreigners are surpris...
Ukiyo-e and Its Influence on Impressionism
Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese traditional printing which was established during the Edo period and became popular among ordinary people in the 17th C...
Nyoirin Kannon ('Bodhisattva of Compassion') which I fell in love
Since I began studying as a tour guide, I have had so many chances to see Buddhist statues at many temples and museums, and recently, I saw (found!...
Cat Street－Harajuku – Vintage Fashion
Many foreigners are visiting Cat Street. Why? Cat Street in Harajuku is a birth-place of various fashion trends. After World War II, there used to be...
”Torii” La entrada para el territorio de la Divinidad
El "Torii" es la entrada para el territorio de la Divinidad. De ahí empieza el recinto del templo sintoísta. La foto de arriba tiene varios Torii...
Why Religion Plays a Small Role in Japan
One of the frequent questions I get from foreign travelers is, "What is the religion in Japan?" They are curious about Japan's religious culture. G...
Guided Art Tours: An Immersive Experience
Guided art tours introduce Japanese fine art to foreign tourists more intimately. Without a guide, they are not able to enjoy their museum journey. Th...
De-cluttering - Dan-Sha-Ri Nowadays
Due to COVID 19, people in Japan are forced to stay home. This phenomenon influenced our life-style and economy. We have a lot of time at home which f...
Autumn Leaf-Watching - Momijigari
Maple trees change the color of their foliage during autumn and many countries have leaf-watching traditions to enjoy this season. In Japan, the custo...
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