2 Day of December – #Red&White

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle

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1 Day of December – #Mail

A Christmas Away from the Family I used to look forward to Christmas all year when I was a kid. I enjoyed the feast, the decorations, our small-town tour, the anticipation of receiving gifts, the music—I could go on and on. And, while I genuinely liked almost every element of the season, Christmas Eve night […]

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30-day challenge December 2021

The best part about 30-day challenges is that making slight adjustments one at a time (i.e., focusing on only one challenge for 30 days). Is far more sustainable in the long run than trying to revamp all of your habits and routines at once. 30-day picture challenge The basic concept is to use images/topics that […]

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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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Reblog : Tsutsuji Tsuribashi Bridge (つつじ吊り橋) — Earth Village

Tsutsuji Tsuribashi Bridge is in Nasu-yumoto area. It’s close to Sasshoseki ( We introduced this in our blog  before!▶︎▶︎Watch this! https://youtu.be/32EuUjhF6YA ) by a car for 3-5 mins. This bridge costs totally for free and they have free parking space too! The hight of this bridge is 38meters and 130meters long. There’s a skeleton part in […] […]

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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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30 Day Challenge VS Japan

So the idea behind it is to combine perfect topics that can boost your imagination and memory. So in my case, it’s #30daychallenge and #Japan. Lets the journey begin.

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