Let me introduce myself…

I’m Jelena, a traveler, a photographer, and an Explorer. My nickname – Silverfoxlv Consists of an old joke (I’ll tell that joke later) that stuck to me and became my official alias, and location code. I’m starting this blog coz I was asked so many times by my followers and friends “when you will make […]

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REBLOG:Eating in Japan- Omurice — blossomkitty.com

My first time in Japan I was really surprised restaurants were so specialized. Rather than having a selection of assorted dishes on their menu, most places specialize in one type of food. Often, they offer many different iterations, or variations on a theme (or flavor). One of my favorite types of places to eat is […] […]

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Visiting temples and shrines

Let me briefly describe essential steps and manners concerning visiting Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan. While there is no strict dress code when visiting shrines and temples, it is recommended to be appropriately dressed to show respect at a place of worship. How to visit a temple Behave calmly and respectfully. Show your […]

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Kyoto Gozan Okuribi 京都五山送り火

Daimonji Yaki, also commonly known as Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, is a festival that forms part of the Obon celebrations in Kyoto. Enormous bonfires are set alight on five mountains in Kyoto in the shape of Chinese characters and other symbols to help guide our ancestors back to the spiritual world after Obon. It is believed […]

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Reblog: Otaki Castle, Chiba. — Japanese History and Culture

Otaki castle museum is a small castle found in central Chiba prefecture. It is a nice site which sits in a rural area in the old Satomi Clan lands. The castle was built in the early 1500s and fell into ruins by the end of the 17th century. The castle changed hands many times but […] […]

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Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army was constructed to accompany the tomb of China’s First Emperor as an afterlife guard. There are thousands of detailed life-size terracotta soldier models represent the guard troops of the first emperor — Qin Shihuang. They were molded in parts, fired, then assembled and painted. The Terracotta Army Museum in Xi’an is a […]

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