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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Moyai Statue モヤイ像

The Moyai statue near JR Shibuya Station is a well-known meeting spot for those passing through the station. Though it resembles the Moai figures of Easter Island, the statue’s name is spelled differently. The story of the Chuken Hachiko (Hachi the loyal dog) statue nearby is widely known. But the origins of the Moyai statue […]

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Reblog : All About a Temple Stay in South Korea

Have you ever tried living like a Buddhist monk for a day? Yea neither had I until a little over a week ago. What can you learn from it, and how can it change you? All About a Temple Stay in South Korea — Your guide to living abroad

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Summer in Japan 日本の夏

Sea, sun, and sand… For many, these represent summer, not so in Japan. Instead, it’s wind chimes, dragonflies, goldfish, and watermelon that evoke summer for the Japanese. Japanese appreciate the different seasons, and clothing, interior decoration, various accessories, and more each have their seasonal patterns. In summer, you’ll often see yukata, fans, and other summer […]

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Traveling Through Asia – Day 1-2-2019

It’s funny how we think that we are the ones who chose our destination; it’s not a real thing. To tell the truth, I never even thought about to visit those 2 cities. The funny moment is that I was gifted with Petronas towers replica a long time ago. That I couldn’t finish assembling, so […]

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Traveling Through Asia – Day 3 -2019

TUN ABDUL RAZAK, HERITAGE PARK (formerly known as Lake Gardens) I did hear that you need at least a day to conquer this place. But I was too arrogant and thought that I’d do it in 2 hours. Naive me … we went there at 10 and finally went out at 15.00, and I can’t […]

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Why Busan,and not Seoul.

That’s simple, favorite things in Busan – Sea, eomuk, less touristy… and MEN. Specifically, men from Busan. Let me explain to you more detailed.  Sea Eomuk or Odeng 어묵(오뎅) Even traditional cuisine is more delicious in Busan rather than in Seoul. Maybe I’m biased. But also, even if ahjumma was rude towards me (wasn’t the […]

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Kurama / Kibune

As I wrote in “Destinations,” Kurama is one of my favorite places. Because it feels like a town out of fairy tail: small, green, mysterious. The first time I was there, Japan had a typhoon Jebi, so before we went to the airport, I got a call from my mother who was simply terrified. The […]

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Nara -gathering point for important shrines and temples Vol.3

Yakushi-ji Temple Yakushiji (薬師寺) constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor’s sick wife. One of Japan’s oldest temples, Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric layout, with the main hall and lecture hall standing on a central axis, flanked by two Pagodas. The main hall was rebuilt in the […]

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