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Kyushu Travel Guide

Culture & more about Japan

 

Onsen Resort (温泉)

There are many volcanoes around Japan especially Kyushu 
region, and therefore many Onsen resorts have been made.
Each Onsen is said to have its own healing property.
Onsen resorts or hotels either use water from an actual spring 
or they boil mineral water.

 

 

Japanese castle (日本の城) 

Castle is called Shiro in Japanese and were originally military fortifications 
designed to keep the enemy out.
In the Sengoku (civil war) period from 15th to 16th century, territorial warlords 
competed in building castles in mountainous areas across the country.
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Japanese religion (日本の宗教)

Why is Japanese religious orientation eclectic?

Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto, has no founder or written
doctrine and places a great emphasis on ancestor and nature 
worship.  more 


 

Torii (鳥居)

Torii is a gate-like structure placed at key point in the path 
leading to the Shinto shrine.

It is very unique for the vermilion torii gate of
Itsukushima Shrine to stand in the sea.


 

Ema (絵馬)

Ema is small pentagon-shaped wooden plaque dedicate to Shrine and Temple.
One side of the plaque usually has a picture of horse or the animal representing 
the zodiac sigh of that year. On the other side, which is blank, people write 
their wishes for wide variety of things, then hang the Ema up 
the certain places in the Shrine or Temple.more

 

Inari Shrine (稲荷神社)

The shrine is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice.

They can be recognized by fox statues at entrance, 
which are considered the messenger of Inari.
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Kimono (着物)

Kimono is the traditional is the Japanese traditional costume. 
A material of Kimono is usually silk or cottom.
These fays, fewer people wear Kimono. There are various type
of Kimono such as Furisode for single lady, formal Kimono for 
married women and Yukata for summer. more 

 

What is jizo? (地蔵)

Jizo is a statue of Buddhist saint, the Bodhisattva generally 
standing by the country roadside. Jizo is considered as 
guardian deities of children who can protect children from 
demons of hell. more 


 

 

Sumo (相撲)

A Japanese traditional martial art, which is the match of two 
Sumo wrestlers in the round ring called Dohyo.
Professional Sumo Tournament is held six times a year, 
in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.
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Martial art, Karate (空手)

Karate is a martial art developed in the Okinawa, Kyushu, 
and is art of self-defense that use no weapons and relies 
instead on three main techniques; arm strike, thrusts and 
kicks.  more

 

 - About Japan