Did you know? Interesting Japanese facts and trivia (450 articles)

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  • Shinkansen Hayabusa, the story of a name
    The Japanese trains bear beautiful names, always carefully selected to convey a particular meaning. The JR East high-speed service between Tokyo and... read more »
    Japanese Zen gardens, Stepping stones
    Photographed here is the Zen garden of Raikyu-ji, in Takahashi, Okayama. Usually used to cross water streams, the stepping stones are sometimes... read more »
    Andon, traditional Japanese lantern
    The most popular indoor illumination device during the Edo period was a prism-shaped lantern made washi Japanese paper stretched over a bamboo frame....  read more »

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