Japanese Patterns of Design

Soma Yoshitane: Lord of Soma Nakamura Domain’s History and Kamon

Soma Yoshitane is the lord of Soma Nakamura domain in Eastern part of present Fukushima Prefecture. His intelligence, proud, and patience kept the Soma domain alive. Who Is Soma Yoshitane Soma Yoshitane was...

Kukai: Biography of Japanese Buddhist Superstar

Kukai – commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, is the founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan, who was a great calligrapher and engineer as well. He’s a superstar of Japanese Buddhism, who had...

Prince Shotoku: Constitution, Rank System, and Japanese Buddha

Prince Shotoku, autonym Umayado-no-Miko, was a regent under his aunt, Empress Suiko, who ruled Japan in the early 7th century. He contributed developing Japan into the country with centralized government...

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