Japanese Patterns of Design

Kamon the Avant-garde: Interview with Japanese Family Crest Artisans

  There’s a thousand year tradition that Japanese pass their family crests from generation to generation. The family crest is called “Kamon” in Japanese, which could be seen everywhere...

Best Tokyo Food Tour 2017: Where Real Japanese Go

We returned to Japan after two years of absence which is long enough for us to long for our families and friends. But we have to admit what we’ve been missing the most, the food. We will share only the...

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...

Taisho Roman and Takehisa Yumeji: Japanese Lyrical Beauty

Taisho Roman is a term represents a unique culture of the Taisho period in Japan. Let’s dig in and feel the air of the Taisho period with the help of a famous painter, Takehisa Yumeji. The Historical...

Shugendo: Japanese Mountain Worship and Spiritual Powers

Shugendo, can be translated into “The way of Mastering the Force”, is a form of religion which requires a harsh and beyond imagination training and discipline. Nowadays, not just Buddhist monks and...

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