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.
Japanese religion (日本の宗教）
Why is Japanese religious orientation eclectic?
Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto, has no founder or written
Torii is a gate-like structure placed at key point in the path
It is very unique for the vermilion torii gate of
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,
|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
|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.
Martial art, Karate (空手）
Karate is a martial art developed in the Okinawa, Kyushu,