"Japanese culture, once upon a time, encouraged and celebrated sex openly. Now we do so secretly." Shungas are windows to the sexually liberal lives and ideologies of 17th to 19th century Japanese people. And simply fun to look at, too.
TOKUGAWA Tsunayoshi was an iconic ruler who was nicknamed Dog King, being a maker of laws that beheaded people for killing or straying puppies.
Throughout its history, Japan has seen women pulling strings behind the scene. HINO Tomiko is a great example representing how women have outsmarted men in Japan.
Life was hard, and short, as a samurai. In battle, at home, at their work desk, death was always right around the corner, even after Japan had entered a long period of peace. But their stoicism is to be loved.
Influencer marketing and SEO. Some important marketing lessons applicable to business today can be learnt from equivalents 16th century Edo.
At the end of the age of samurais, samurai warrior ISHIKAWA Jōzan pursued happiness in life.
Japanese boy bands cast young boys with feminine facial features and hairless skin, and girls are crazy about them. Legendary Kabuki actors throughout its 400-year history are all known for pulling off the sexiest female roles, and grabbed the heart [...]
Here's a simple and neat explanation of the exciting background history of Odawara Castle, to double the joy of your visit there.