Category: Tradition

The Tanabata Matsuri : the Festival of Stars in Tokyo and Japan
By: Date: July 15, 2011 Categories: Festival,News,Tradition Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Tanabata festival, also known as the “Festival of Stars“, takes place on Day 7 of 7 th month of the year in towns and cities across Japan. In this date, according to Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated one from each other by the Milky Way, are able to meet. Because…

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Mt Fuji Day
By: Date: February 27, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,Tradition Tags: , , , , ,

February 23 has been designated Mt Fuji Day in Japan. The almost perfectly shaped volcano is a national icon, attracting hordes of tourists to Shizuoka Prefecture every year. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with a height of 3776 meters, on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, with an almost perfectly conical volcano…

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Setsubun is approaching: Eho-Maki
By: Date: February 2, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,News,Tradition Tags: , , , , , ,

On February 3 is the famous festival of Setsubun. One of the many traditions that japanese people follow during this holiday is to eat a Eho-maki. : in this tradition, you need to eat this kind of food all in a row looking towards successful year, that for this year 2011 is south-southeast. Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival…

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Yakuza : Japanese crime organization and the tradition of tattooing
By: Date: January 16, 2011 Categories: Japanese Lifestyle,Lifestyle,Tatoo,Tokyo Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The origin of the Yakuza is a pretty controversial topic :  some believe that members of the Japanese mafia derived from kabuki-mono, the seventeenth-century samurai serving the Shogun that during the Tokugawa era (one of the most peaceful periods in the history of Japan), became ronin, coalescing in communities devoted to management of gambling and other…

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