Tokyo is the most well-known city in Japan for many more reasons than just being the capital. While it doesn’t have as many historical sites like Tofukuji, Chusonji, or Seisonkaku, Tokyo has a bustling urban life that never goes to sleep. Tokyo is the heart and soul of modern Japan from advanced architecture to tasty treats, like gourmet Kakigori (Japanese Shaved Ice). Here are five fun flashy places for your next trip to Tokyo! 1:...Read More
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February brings some of the most fun holidays to celebrate to the world: Setsubun in Japan, the Lunar New Year in China, Presidents Day, and of course Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate your love for Japan than to learn about traditional Japanese weddings? Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a shrine complex with a rich history just a few minutes away from the Kamakura Station. Indisputably the most important shrine in the city...Read More
The Meiji Restoration Period of Japan (1868 – 1912) was the first major step away from the tradition and culture of Old World Japan. Japan had achieved tremendous accomplishments at the price of several crippling drawbacks. Embracing their Western contemporaries, Japan had great economic, militaristic, and technological growth as well as many Japanese immigrating to America in the late 1800’s, where my ancestry in America began. The...Read More
Kanazawa is easier to get to than ever with the new bullet train line. Seisonkaku is more than just an important national cultural asset, it’s a must see site, distinguished with a rich history of the Maeda clan, rulers of the Kaga territories of the Edo period until the Meiji Restoration period. Constructed in 1863, Maeda Nariyasu, the Daimyo of Kaga had this villa created as a retirement home for his mother. To this day, some...Read More
During your trip to Japan, you’ll find the bustling streets of Tokyo to be both vivacious and exciting, but what if you need a change in pace? Or maybe you just love the traditional and historical experience in Japan. From the historical architecture of the Nagamachi Samurai District to the famous Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa is your great escape from the big city. The Daisetu Suzuki Museum is just another great way to unwind during...Read More
‘Tezuka Osamu’, a very well-known cartoonist for his works such as ‘Astro Boy’, ‘Jungle Emperor’ and ‘Princess Knight’, established a foundation for a feature-length cartoon.
‘Tezuka Osamu’ was a cartoonist with a medical license. He stood out in the field of a comic strip in a paper soon after the second World War, and issued ‘New Treasure Island’ that was highly evaluated as Japan’s first feature-length cartoon. He moved to Tokyo from Osaka, his home town, while making many SF feature-length cartoons. He lived in ‘Tokiwa-so’ two story wooden apartment in...Read More