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    A Japan Photo per Day (1598 photos)

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    A series of daily Japan photos, covering Japan places (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Yokohama, Kamakura, Nara, Nikko...), traditional and modern Japanese culture, lifestyle, architecture, people, interesting facts and more...
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  • 20 Apr 2014: Japanese Itachari 

    Japanese Itachari
    Cars decorated with manga/anime and video game characters first appeared in Japan during the '80s, but after 2000 they became a real phenomenon. They are called itasha, a term that originally meant ... »

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    19 Apr 2014: The charm of Little Edo, travel tip 

    The charm of Little Edo, travel tip
    Tokyo isn't known for offering many historical attractions, but if you want to spend some time on a street perfectly preserved as it was during the Edo Period... Then Tokyo is one of the best cities ... »

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    18 Apr 2014: Japanese traditional architecture, Goju-no-to pagoda 

    Japanese traditional architecture, Goju-no-to pagoda
    Long in the past, the pagoda was the most sacred and important building of a Japanese Buddhist temple, because in the pagoda were enshrined relics of Buddha. In time, their role was diminished, now ... »

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    17 Apr 2014: Cross section view of the original Kumamoto castle 

    Cross section view of the original Kumamoto castle
    As you already know, I love the interiors of the Japanese castles. And while visiting the Kumamoto castle, I found this very interesting model, presenting a cross section view of the original ... »

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    16 Apr 2014: Japanese gardens, Horaijima, the inaccessible island 

    Japanese gardens, Horaijima, the inaccessible island
    On the ponds of the Japanese traditional gardens, there are always several islands, because the pond symbolizes the sea, and a sea without islands is simply unthinkable for the Japanese philosophy. ... »

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    15 Apr 2014: Shinto Shrines, Shamusho and Miko Shrine maidens 

    Shinto Shrines, Shamusho and Miko Shrine maidens
    In the Shinto shrines, since the worshipers are not allowed to enter the main building (honden) and the oratory (haiden) is open only for certain occasions, a special construction was designed for ... »

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    14 Apr 2014: Tradition and modernity, simple but stylish restaurant architecture 

    Tradition and modernity, simple but stylish restaurant architecture
    Although it embodies the very idea of modernity, Japan is more of a traditional place. Leaving aside the preserved old areas, even some of the modern, glass and steel buildings are furnished inside ... »

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    13 Apr 2014: A cross between tradition and manga culture, Anime Senja-fuda 

    A cross between tradition and manga culture, Anime Senja-fuda
    Religious items are part of the day to day life in Japan, and almost everybody carries in their pocket at least a lucky charm. And considering the huge success of the manga and anime culture, it is ... »

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    12 Apr 2014: Kyoto Tera-machi 

    Kyoto Tera-machi
    There are several cities in Japan where you can enjoy traditional streets with a high concentration of temples - the so-called Tera-machi, "Temple Towns". But none of them is as picturesque as ... »

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    11 Apr 2014: Want to dress up like a Geisha? 

    Want to dress up like a Geisha?
    While visiting Kyoto, especially in Gion and Higashiyama, there are chances that you will meet a geisha (or, more probably, a maiko). But not anyone wearing their costume is genuine... Because if you ... »

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    10 Apr 2014: Popular Japanese food, Taiyaki 

    Popular Japanese food, Taiyaki
    Fish dishes are extremely popular in the Japanese cuisine and there are even snacks made of fish and seafood... but not everything that looks like a fish is actually made of fish... (^_^)
    Take ... »

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    09 Apr 2014: Very narrow street in Osaka 

    Very narrow street in Osaka
    As you already know, I like narrow buildings, but I also like the old, traditional Japanese narrow streets... While visiting the Namba district of Osaka, I discovered this very narrow street, the ... »

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    08 Apr 2014: Japanese traditional architecture, old Post office building 

    Japanese traditional architecture, old Post office building
    One of the modernization projects started at the beginning of the Meiji Period was the modernization of the postal service. The project, inspired by the United Kingdom's Post Office, was supervised ... »

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    07 Apr 2014: Magical night view in Minato Mirai 

    Magical night view in Minato Mirai
    I always visit new places, about 80% of my trips are in regions never visited before, while the rest of 20% is reserved for the places which are dearest to me...Yokohama is one of these 20% ... »

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    06 Apr 2014: Shinkansen Tsubame train children's play area 

    Shinkansen Tsubame train children's play area
    Although it looks very realistic, this is not the cockpit of a Shinkansen train. It's not even a simulator or a gaming hall, it is actually... the children's playing area of the most stylish ... »

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    05 Apr 2014: Japanese traditional architecture, Vermilion gates at Fushimi Inari 

    Japanese traditional architecture, Vermilion gates at Fushimi Inari
    The red color has different, profound meanings in many cultures. In Japan, a particular shade of red, Vermilion - sRGB (227, 66, 52), is so present throughout the Japanese landscape that one can say ... »

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    04 Apr 2014: Tokyo Architecture, the new Matsuya Ginza 

    Tokyo Architecture, the new Matsuya Ginza
    Since the last year's autumn, Matsuya, the oldest department store in Ginza, has a new look, designed by the well-known architect Kenya Hara. The building is completely white during the day, but by ... »

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    03 Apr 2014: Old Japanese stories, the origin of Sake 

    Old Japanese stories, the origin of Sake
    The first historical recording of sake was in the legend of Kojiki, the oldest Japanese chronicle. It is said that once there was an evil dragon, with 8 heads, who year after year was attacking a ... »

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    02 Apr 2014: Traditional Japanese lanterns types, Tsuri-doro 

    Traditional Japanese lanterns types, Tsuri-doro
    There are two main categories of Japanese lanterns (tōrō): free standing, called dai-dōrō and hung from the ceiling, tsuri-dōrō.
    Tsuri-dōrō are usually made ... »

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    01 Apr 2014: Japanese garden, Sute-ishi 

    Japanese garden, Sute-ishi
    Various kinds of rocks are used in the Japanese gardens, always carefully selected and sometimes brought from hundreds of kilometers away, in order to perfectly match with the garden's landscape. For ... »

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    31 Mar 2014: Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, rainy nigh in Ponto-cho, Kyoto 

    Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, rainy nigh in Ponto-cho, Kyoto
    For me, a good travel photo is one that shares not only the beauty of a place, but also the feelings experienced in that moment... And for that to happen, sometimes the photo must be a bit different ... »

    162 comments

    30 Mar 2014: A shrine for cats, the cutest votive plaque 

    A shrine for cats, the cutest votive plaque
    The cats are by far the most popular and loved pets in Japan. In fact, they are so beloved that several Shinto shrines are dedicated to them... One of these "cat shrines" is located inside the ... »

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    29 Mar 2014: Kumamoto Castle original Uto Yagura 

    Kumamoto Castle original Uto Yagura
    At the beginning of the 17th century, the Kumamoto Castle was a huge complex, covering 5 square kilometers with over 90 turrets and gates. But in 1877, during the Satsuma Rebellion, many of those ... »

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    28 Mar 2014: Akihabara pedestrian paradise at sunset 

    Akihabara pedestrian paradise at sunset
    The Akihabara district of Tokyo is a beautiful urban place at anytime of the day, but there is a specific moment of the day when it looks the best: at the beginning of the sunset, when there's still ... »

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    27 Mar 2014: Sakura tea 

    Sakura tea
    Sakura is an important part of the daily life in Japan, not only through its flowers but also through derivative products. The wood is valuable and it is used for expensive furniture and decorations, ... »

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    26 Mar 2014: Sakura and Japanese Castle Manhole Cover 

    Sakura and Japanese Castle Manhole Cover
    The symbol of sakura is one of the most popular graphic representations in Japan. The cherry blossoms are drawn almost everywhere, on kimonos, vases, chopsticks, screens, fans, sake barrels or ... »

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    25 Mar 2014: Sakura fubuki, cherry blossom snowfall 

    Sakura fubuki, cherry blossom snowfall
    Each part of the life of cherry blossoms has its charm: after the full-bloom perfection, the withering offers another moment of great natural beauty... In Japan, the spectacle of petals slowly ... »

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    24 Mar 2014: Old Gion Shidare Sakura 

    Old Gion Shidare Sakura
    The Japanese custom of hanami appeared long time ago, apparently during the Nara Period, so it has been practiced for at least 1300 years... But there are in Japan at least 2 cherry trees older than ... »

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    23 Mar 2014: Photographing sakura 

    Photographing sakura
    Part of the charm of cherry blossoms is their very short lifespan... In the old times, the sakura trees and their flowers were glorified in paintings and poems, the artists trying to capture that ... »

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    22 Mar 2014: The cherry blossoms tunnel in Kyoto 

    The cherry blossoms tunnel in Kyoto
    Many artworks representing Japan are featuring trains and cherry blossoms. And in some places, the association of trains and cherry trees is more than a symbol... it's the real landscape. One ... »

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    21 Mar 2014: Japanese castle viewed through cherry blossoms 

    Japanese castle viewed through cherry blossoms
    As I said before, the Japanese castles were more than military fortifications, they were also symbols of the ruler's wealth and power, many of them being decorated with gardens and trees. Of course, ... »

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    20 Mar 2014: Yozakura, Hanami special illumination 

    Yozakura, Hanami special illumination
    Even after you visited a cherry blossom venue, there may still be something new to enjoy... because by night-time, the blooming sakura trees are offering a completely new experience...Called ... »

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    19 Mar 2014: The beauty of a single cherry tree 

    The beauty of a single cherry tree
    The image of a group of cherry trees in full bloom is truly delightful... but sometimes, a single tree can be as charming as well. A single blossoming cherry tree can catch your attention and, while ... »

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    18 Mar 2014: Shidarezakura, weeping cherry trees 

    Shidarezakura, weeping cherry trees
    There are many species of trees, over 200, generically called sakura, widely differing in the color and shape of the flower, shape of crown or blooming period... What they definitely have in common ... »

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    17 Mar 2014: Girls in yukata and cherry blossoms 

    Girls in yukata and cherry blossoms
    The cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in many parts of the world, but the sakura season in Japan is really a unique experience and not only because of the beautiful landscape or traditional ... »

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    16 Mar 2014: Pleasure boats and cherry blossoms 

    Pleasure boats and cherry blossoms
    There are many ways to admire the cherry blossoms and I love to try them all... It's a great feeling to walk under the blooming sakura trees and it is also very enjoyable to do a hanami party, ... »

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    15 Mar 2014: Hanami 

    Hanami
    Hanami means "flower viewing" (from hana "flower" and mi "see"), but there's a lot more to this Japanese tradition... On one side, there's meditation and sensitivity to ephemeral beauty... But, on ... »

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    14 Mar 2014: Cherry blossoms ephemeral beauty 

    Cherry blossoms ephemeral beauty
    There are many, many impressive cherry blossom spots in Japan, but this street in Gion, Kyoto, named Shirakawa-dori, really left a deep impression on me... I returned to this street for several days ... »

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    13 Mar 2014: Sakura Zensen, the Cherry blossoms front 

    Sakura Zensen, the Cherry blossoms front
    The climate of Japan varies widely from Okinawa to Hokkaido, so the cherry blossoming period begins as early as January in Okinawa, while the blooming period in Hokkaido starts no sooner than ... »

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    12 Mar 2014: The only Japanese castle with all the original core buildings 

    The only Japanese castle with all the original core buildings
    The most protected area of a Japanese castle, surrounded by the last line of defensive walls, was called honmaru, the "main circle". Inside the honmaru were built the most important buildings of the ... »

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    11 Mar 2014: Old and New Architecture in Tokyo, the new Ginza Kabuki theater 

    Old and New Architecture in Tokyo, the new Ginza Kabuki theater
    After 3 years of reconstruction works, the famous Kabuki-za theater in Ginza, Tokyo, was reopened last year, in April. If you already saw the old building, you will easily recognize the new one, ... »

    108 comments

    10 Mar 2014: About Japan from... manhole covers, Shimonoseki Fugu 

    About Japan from... manhole covers, Shimonoseki Fugu
    While visiting a country, we are always on the lookout for new travel information, so we take at least a look any billboard, map or poster displayed...
    But in Japan there's a unique place that you ... »

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    09 Mar 2014: Kanazawa Kenroku-en, the perfect Japanese garden 

    Kanazawa Kenroku-en, the perfect Japanese garden
    It is said that in order to be considered perfect, a Japanese garden must have 6 qualities: spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, antiquity, water-courses and panoramas. Of course, not many gardens are ... »

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    08 Mar 2014: Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, the roofs of Kyoto in Gion 

    Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, the roofs of Kyoto in Gion
    Many house areas in Japan are very beautiful seen from above, especially because of their kawara traditional ceramic roof tiles. I always enjoyed these panoramas and I feel that one of them deserves ... »

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    07 Mar 2014: A traditional house worthy of the Emperor, Chofu Mori Residence 

    A traditional house worthy of the Emperor, Chofu Mori Residence
    One of the few places in Japan that had the honor of accommodating the Emperor, the residence of the Mori family in Chōfu, Shimonoseki is an amazing example of Japanese simplicity and ... »

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    06 Mar 2014: Samurai helmet, Kawari Kabuto 

    Samurai helmet, Kawari Kabuto
    Although primarily designed for protection in battle, the samurai armor was also a status symbol, so the quality of the materials and the aesthetic of decoration wasn't neglected. The armor of the ... »

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    05 Mar 2014: Himeji Castle restoration works 

    Himeji Castle restoration works
    Four years after the start of the restoration works for the Himeji Castle, this spring marks the beginning of the last step: the removal of the scaffolding, which is expected to be completely ... »

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    04 Mar 2014: Nippon Maru sail ship night photo 

    Nippon Maru sail ship night photo
    One of the most famous Japanese sail ships, Nippon Maru, traveled for 54 years a distance equal to 45 times the circumference of the earth and more than 11 thousand cadets were trained on it. ... »

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    03 Mar 2014: Hina Matsuri Dolls 

    Hina Matsuri Dolls
    Although the dolls are dressed in clothes reminding of the Heian Period, the March 3rd Hina Matsuri "Doll Festival" is not that old. The festival first appeared during the Edo Period, inspired by a ... »

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    02 Mar 2014: Japanese crafts, Mizuhiki Paper Cord Art symbolism 

    Japanese crafts, Mizuhiki Paper Cord Art symbolism
    The art of giving gifts in Japan is more sophisticated than anywhere else in the world: it's not only the gift that matters, it is also very important how the gift is presented. For example, the ... »

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    01 Mar 2014: Oda Nobunaga's death place 

    Oda Nobunaga's death place
    The Honnō-ji Temple from Kyoto remained in the Japanese history as the place of death of Oda Nobunaga, one of the most important lords of the Sengoku period. During what is known today as the ... »

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    28 Feb 2014: Moku Moku Waku Waku Yokohama Yo Yo 

    Moku Moku Waku Waku Yokohama Yo Yo
    One of the best known public art works in Japan is this stainless steel construction from Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, created by the artist Hisayuki Mogami. It is called... "Mok Mok Wak Wak Yokohama Yo ... »

    97 comments

    27 Feb 2014: Japanese Yatai food stalls, travel tip 

    Japanese Yatai food stalls, travel tip
    One of the best things about visiting Japan is the food! Simply put, you can eat great food anywhere you go. Of course, especially in the tourist areas, you will be tempted by many fancy restaurants, ... »

    107 comments

    26 Feb 2014: Japanese Narrow Buildings Photo 24, modern house in Tokyo 

    Japanese Narrow Buildings Photo 24, modern house in Tokyo
    The Japanese architects are ingeniously building on any piece of land, even if the shape of the lot is not really what you would call a house lot. Take for example this beautiful and modern house ... »

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    25 Feb 2014: Japanese Zen garden patterns, Stormy waves 

    Japanese Zen garden patterns, Stormy waves
    The third part of the "Japanese zen gardens raking patterns" series of articles Since there is no water in the karesansui dry landscape garden, the water is suggested by various patterns, drawn ... »

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    24 Feb 2014: Kyoto must see, the beautiful traditional narrow street Ishibei-koji 

    Kyoto must see, the beautiful traditional narrow street Ishibei-koji
    Before the modernization that took place after the Meiji Restoration, the Japanese towns were places filled with narrow alleys, but today only few places have preserved the aspect of the old streets. ... »

    171 comments

    23 Feb 2014: The unique Hello Kitty of the Harimaya-bashi 

    The unique Hello Kitty of the Harimaya-bashi
    If you like Hello Kitty, you probably know that there are a lot of Hello Kitty items sold only in Japan... but even more interesting, there are items sold only in specific regions! So, if you're a ... »

    84 comments

    22 Feb 2014: Japanese superlatives - Spectacles Bridge, the oldest stone arch bridge 

    Japanese superlatives - Spectacles Bridge, the oldest stone arch bridge
    Built in 1634, the Meganebashi [眼鏡橋] "Spectacles Bridge" from Nagasaki is the oldest stone arch bridge in Japan and, even if it suffered some damage over the time, ... »

    95 comments

    21 Feb 2014: Another very Japanese phone booth 

    Another very Japanese phone booth
    I was writing some time ago about a Japanese phone booth located inside the Sumiyoshi Taisha from Osaka, with a roof design perfectly harmonized with the shrine's architecture. Recently, I ... »

    107 comments

    20 Feb 2014: Kyoto style litter protection, miniature torii 

    Kyoto style litter protection, miniature torii
    In Japan, everybody knows that a torii gate marks the entrance to a sacred space... and starting from this idea, someone from Kyoto developed a very unusual method to discourage passersby from ... »

    64 comments

    19 Feb 2014: Japanese Castle nicknames, Kumamoto the Ginkgo-nuts Castle 

    Japanese Castle nicknames, Kumamoto the Ginkgo-nuts Castle
    Many Japanese castles have meaningful nicknames, some because of their shape or color (like the Okayama Castle, called U-jō the "Crow Castle", or the Matsumoto Castle - Karasu-jō, which ... »

    118 comments

    18 Feb 2014: Wakai tokei-dai, the Young Clock Tower 

    Wakai tokei-dai, the Young Clock Tower
    Tarō Okamoto is an artist renowned throughout the world, especially for his Tower of the Sun, the symbol of the Expo '70 World's Fair held in Osaka.A little less know is that one of his ... »

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    17 Feb 2014: The Zen fish-shaped drum, Gyoban 

    The Zen fish-shaped drum, Gyoban
    In the Zen Buddhist temples from Japan, suspended in front of the entrance to the refectory, you will notice an odd object, a large wooden fish... This is actually a drum, called Gyoban, used to call ... »

    60 comments

    16 Feb 2014: Cute five-toe socks 

    Cute five-toe socks
    The traditional Japanese footwear was designed to be worn with tabi, a type of socks with separate big toe which are still very popular, being an important part of the traditional attire.But if ... »

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    15 Feb 2014: Tsukubai 

    Tsukubai
    In front of the Japanese tea houses, almost on the ground level, you will find a small basin with running water, a tsukubai. This small but always beautiful washbasin is customary used before the tea ... »

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    14 Feb 2014: Valentine's Day... romantic night 

    Valentine's Day... romantic night
    Valentine's Day is the last day when the remaining Japanese winter illuminations are still lit. So tonight, if you're strolling around the city centers, you may see a lot of lovely scenes like this ... »

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    13 Feb 2014: On Valentine's Day, a giant heart from Kyoto 

    On Valentine's Day, a giant heart from Kyoto
    The Valentine's Day celebration was first introduced to Japan in 1936, but about 60 years ago was enriched with a Japanese specific custom: on Valentine’s Day, the women are giving chocolate gifts to ... »

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    12 Feb 2014: Stylish koban police box in Ginza 

    Stylish koban police box in Ginza
    There are more than 6000 small neighborhood police stations (kōban) in Japan, and some of them are really famous, being related to stories, movies, popular manga series or just because of their ... »

    57 comments

    11 Feb 2014: The unusual statue of Sofuku-ji, Nagasaki 

    The unusual statue of Sofuku-ji, Nagasaki
    There is an old Buddhist practice, originating from China, of putting inside the statues internal organs. But only a few such statues are known to exist and one of them is located in Japan, inside ... »

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    10 Feb 2014: Japanese superstitions, the gate of the evil spirits 

    Japanese superstitions, the gate of the evil spirits
    A very old Japanese superstition said that the evil spirits are coming from northeast. For protection, temples and shrines were built on the northeastern side of the towns, statues of foxes and ... »

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    09 Feb 2014: Cute Detective Conan train 

    Cute Detective Conan train
    I like anime and I like trains... so when I saw a train decorated with anime characters, I immediately reached for my camera... Here's the newest addition to my collection of decorated Japanese ... »

    120 comments

    08 Feb 2014: Japanese superlatives, the longest wooden structure 

    Japanese superlatives, the longest wooden structure
    As the name says (san-jū-san-ken means thirty-three ken), the Sanjūsangen-dō hall from Kyoto is a very long building... In fact, with a length of 120 meters, it holds the record of the ... »

    63 comments

    07 Feb 2014: Ushi-san, the cow statue 

    Ushi-san, the cow statue
    The legend says that during the funerals of Sugawara no Michizane, a famed scholar, poet and politician of the Heian Period, who is now revered as Kami Tenjin, god of learning, the cow pulling the ... »

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    06 Feb 2014: Old Japanese stories, Harimaya-bashi 

    Old Japanese stories, Harimaya-bashi
    Harimaya-bashi is a small but very famous bridge from downtown Kōchi, on the Shikoku Island. The two white kokeshi-like statues located next to the bridge represent the characters of a ... »

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    05 Feb 2014: Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, Sunrise over Tsukishima 

    Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, Sunrise over Tsukishima
    You know how much I love watching the city from above... I never miss the chance to visit a high-rise building, so I am really thrilled when I have the opportunity to be accommodated in a skyscraper. ... »

    142 comments

    04 Feb 2014: Japanese gardens, Waterfalls 

    Japanese gardens, Waterfalls
    In the Japanese gardening tradition, the water is a symbol of life and purification, but can bear multiple meanings, depending on its manifestation: a calm lake can symbolize tranquility, meditation ... »

    48 comments

    03 Feb 2014: Japanese castle architecture, Dokuritsushiki style 

    Japanese castle architecture, Dokuritsushiki style
    The walls and the yagura towers surrounding the Japanese castles were, of course, built for defense, but they were also designed to create an interior space for the main keep (tenshukaku). ... »

    127 comments

    02 Feb 2014: The largest glass lantern in Japan 

    The largest glass lantern in Japan
    Because the medieval Japan wasn't using glass, the traditional Japanese lantern was made either from metal or stone, having the flame in the open air, or from bamboo, with the flame covered by washi ... »

    49 comments

    01 Feb 2014: Decorative civil engineering, Gas storage tanks 

    Decorative civil engineering, Gas storage tanks
    A principle frequently applied by the Japanese to ordinary life situations is to combine utility with aesthetics. Here it is, applied to the otherwise unaesthetic gas storage tank spheres: in Japan, ... »

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    31 Jan 2014: Nagasaki Dragon dance 

    Nagasaki Dragon dance
    At the beginning of the year, in Japan takes place Shishi-mai, the Japanese Lion Dance, an old performing tradition that originates in China.
    On the occasion of the Chinese New Year (which is right ... »

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    30 Jan 2014: A living prayer for Peace: the A-bombed Nagasaki camphor trees 

    A living prayer for Peace: the A-bombed Nagasaki camphor trees
    At the beginning of this year I was in Nagasaki, visiting the places reminding of the atomic explosion and I was deeply moved by the sight of the two camphor trees from the Sanno Shrine, located only ... »

    91 comments

    29 Jan 2014: Japanese Narrow Buildings Photo 23, Restaurant in Fukushima, Osaka 

    Japanese Narrow Buildings Photo 23, Restaurant in Fukushima, Osaka
    The area south of the Fukushima Station from the Osaka Loop Line allowed me to discover several delightful small streets, filled with small traditional restaurants, including this oden restaurant ... »

    84 comments

    28 Jan 2014: The Kyoto style gas lamp 

    The Kyoto style gas lamp
    Before gas lighting was introduced to Japan at the beginning of the Meiji Period, the public illumination in Japan was provided by oil burning lanterns made of bamboo and covered by paper. Of ... »

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    27 Jan 2014: Perfect scenery, Sakurajima 

    Perfect scenery, Sakurajima
    Inspired by Hokusai, one of my favorite painters, I recently found myself searching with my camera for the perfect angle to capture the beauty of one of the most impressive and beautiful mountains ... »

    49 comments

    26 Jan 2014: Matsumoto Temari Manhole cover 

    Matsumoto Temari Manhole cover
    Temari ("hand balls" in Japanese) are spheres made of colored silk, used initially for handball games. In time, they evolved into intricate embroideries, becoming valued decorative objects and even ... »

    36 comments

    25 Jan 2014: Japanese traditional gates, Kabuki-mon 

    Japanese traditional gates, Kabuki-mon
    Amongst all the Japanese traditional gates, the simplest one is the Kabuki-mon: two vertical poles connected by a horizontal beam (kabuki), without any roof but sometimes with ornaments at the end of ... »

    39 comments

    24 Jan 2014: Sanuki Fuji 

    Sanuki Fuji
    With its perfect cone, Mount Fuji inspired people all around Japan, so there's no wonder that several other Japanese mountains have names related to the beloved Fuji-san. One example is the Fuji from ... »

    38 comments

    23 Jan 2014: Japanese superstitions, the broken geta 

    Japanese superstitions, the broken geta
    There are many superstitions in Japan, some original, some "imported"... Here's a very old one, which survived until today: if the cloth strap of a geta (traditional wooden Japanese sandal) snaps, ... »

    66 comments

    22 Jan 2014: Inside the tallest statue from Japan, the Lotus Sanctuary hall 

    Inside the tallest statue from Japan, the Lotus Sanctuary hall
    The giant Buddhist statues are always an impressive sight, but some of them are equally impressive on the inside, as I discovered some time ago when I visited the giant Daikannon statue from ... »

    46 comments

    21 Jan 2014: Japanese garden aesthetic principles, Miniaturization 

    Japanese garden aesthetic principles, Miniaturization
    The fourth part of the "Japanese garden aesthetic principles" series of articles It is common practice for the Japanese garden designers to symbolically represent mountains, islands or seas ... »

    46 comments

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