2016/11/11

Lupin III


Lupin the Third is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. The protagonist, Lupin III is the grandson of Arsène Lupin created by French writer Maurice Leblanc. He is considered the world’s greatest thief.

Lupin III has three reliable companions, Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa and Fujiko Mine. Daisuke Jigen is an expert marksman. Goemon Ishikawa is a master swordsman whose sword can cut anything. Fujiko Mine is a female thief. Lupin’s gang are constantly chased by Inspector Zenigata of the ICPO, who has made it his life’s work to arrest them.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese subculture

2016/09/11

Kingdom


Kingdom is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. There are also many Japanese mangas based on historical fact in other countries, for example, The Rose of Versailles based on French history. This story set in the Warring States period in ancient Chinese history.

The protagonist of the story, Xin is a boy in the state of Qin. He lost parents because of the war, and fell as a household slave. Even then, he aims to become the “World’s Greatest General”, trains hard every day.

The young king of Qin, Ying Zheng is also very important parson. Ying Zheng eventually becomes the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Generally speaking, Qin Shi Huang was a tyrant, but this manga’s Ying Zheng is the king of justice.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese subculture

2016/08/06

Summer festival


Every summer, various festivals are held at each region of Japan. Many people carry about a mikoshi (portable shrine), draw a Dashi (float), dance Awa Odori and let off fireworks. There are local characteristics. Japanese people pray for happiness and protection against evils through these activities.

During the summer festival, the whole town is in a festive mood. This is a representative Japanese summer. Wear yukata, you can enjoy festival more.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese culture

2016/07/31

Fireworks display


Every summer, fireworks display is held in various towns of Japan. You can enjoy fireworks with friend, lover and family. Especially children surely delight. Japanese fireworks are very spectacular and type is very rich.

Fireworks manufacturing method was introduced from China. After that, Japanese fireworks had developed in Edo Period. Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival that has continued from the Edo Period is very popular.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*Yukata
*List of Japanese culture

2016/07/28

The start of the sea-bathing season

In Japan each beach open in early summer. When the opening event is held, Shinto priest prays for uneventful sea-bathing. You can enjoy the beach from this day.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*The start of the mountain-climbing season
*List of Japanese culture

2016/07/10

The start of the mountain-climbing season

The event for the start of the mountain-climbing season is held in every year from June to July. Mountains have been the object of worship in Japan since ancient times. Therefore, Shinto priest prays for uneventful climbing in this event.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*The start of the sea-bathing season
*List of Japanese culture

2016/07/02

Rainy season

In Japan, the rainy season commonly called the plum rain lasts from early June to mid-July for most of the country. Because it rains almost every day in this season, you may feel depressed.

But the rainy season that supply precious water is also a welcome season. And hydrangea flowers are symbol of this season in Japan.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese culture