Category Archives: Culture

J. Culture – Folklore: Namahage生剥

Namahage生剥 – It is a traditional folklore in Japan. Usually people wear Ogre demon mask and Mino straw capes during the first full moon night of 15th day koshogatsu of the traditonal lunar year. Namahage nowadays takes place at ritual … Continue reading

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J. Culture – Opera: Kabuki歌舞伎

Kabuki歌舞伎-  it is an art of classical opera singing and dancing stage drama.  This avant-garde theater is well known for the elaborate make-up worn by the great skillful, styling and dancing performers in Kabuki theater. People called them as “kabukimono歌舞伎者”. … Continue reading

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J. Culture – Nippon Art: Dekotoraデコトラ

Dekotoraデコトラ – It is a part of Japanese art which is a type of decorated truck. Sometimes people called it “The truck of Artアートトラック“. They likes to pull expensive chrome painted materials or unique neon lights on their trucks. This … Continue reading

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J. Culture – Warehouse: Kowloon Walled City九龍城寨

Warehouse: Kowloon Walled City from Kawasaki – Kowloon Walled city九龍城寨 was a lawless area in Hong Kong. Kawaski has developed as an amusement park which was enclosed to the history of Hong Kong. This is a game building where is … Continue reading

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J. Culture – Haunted Village: Oboke Yokaiお化け妖怪

お化け妖怪Oboke yokai Village – Towns inhabited by yokai – ghosts. These places include Yokai Street in Tokushima, Taishogun in Kyoto, and Sakaiminato in Tottori, have developed a yokai culture. Since ghosts inhabit the oboke yokai village, the population of village … Continue reading

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J. Culture – Ninja Town: Koka Shiga甲賀市

KōkaShiga甲賀市 – It is a small town where is located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Kōka Shiga is a well known for the history of ninja. There are many places one can visit, like, ninja theme park, museum, mansion, shu-ri-ken hall … Continue reading

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J. Culture – Snow Monster: Mt. Zao

Snow Monster Mt. Zao 蔵王山 – It is a famous skiing place where is located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It is about a half hour driving from downtown of Yamagata. There are a different slopes and courses to offer different level riders … Continue reading

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