2015/01/31

Dragon Ball

“Dragon Ball” is a Japanese adventure manga written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. This is one of the most popular manga in the world. “Dragon Ball” was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel “Journey to the West”.

The main character Goku and his buddies explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered.


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*List of Japanese culture





2015/01/26

Hot springs

Most Japanese people love bathing in hot springs, called “onsen”. Japan is a volcanic island with more than 2,000 hot spring resorts. An onsen resort is a place to promote health and cure disease at the same time.

By the way, the Japanese macaque love bathing in hot springs too. You can see this amazing sight in Jigokudani Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, Nagano Prefecture.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese culture



2015/01/22

Hokkaido


Prefectural capital:Sapporo City
Hokkaido is the largest and northernmost of Japan's 47 prefectures. It has relatively cool summers and snowy winters.

In agriculture like potatoes and wheat is thriving. In livestock industry like dairy cows is thriving. In fishery salmon, crab and scallop is abundantly caught.

And winter sports is popular in Hokkaido, many skiers and snow boarders come there to enjoy the high quality powder snow.

Hokkaido has become the stage of many movies and novels, location tours are also popular.



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*Japanese

2015/01/15

New Year’s party

Japanese New Year’s party called Shinnenkai is a banquet to be held in companies and clubs in the early New Year. They talk and motivate each other, celebrate that the New Year will be better.


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*List of Japanese culture


2015/01/12

Coming-of-Age Day

Coming-of-Age Day is the second Monday in January. It’s the day to celebrate youngsters who reach the age of twenty. The ceremonies are generally held in the morning at local city offices throughout Japan. Many women celebrate this day by wearing furisode, a style of kimono with long sleeves that hang down.

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*List of Japanese culture


2015/01/01

Hatsuyume

Hatsuyume is a dream to see on the night of New Year’s Day or the 2nd. If you can see Mount Fuji, the hawk and the eggplant in the dream, it has been a good auspicious in Japanese traditional culture.


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*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese culture