What's the point of Japanese tea ceremony? Here's a fun explanation of its enlightening goal, its link with Zen and its intriguing gimmicks.
TOKUGAWA Tsunayoshi was an iconic ruler who was nicknamed Dog King, being a maker of laws that beheaded people for killing or straying puppies.
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Why are Japanese men Japanese men incapable of saying "I love you"?
A quick walkthrough of the bizarre and satisfying world of Kyūdō and places you can casually experience it in and around the Tokyo area.
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.
Observing these simple business etiquettes will win you respect from your Japanese counterparts instantly.