Mindar

Mindar

Mindar 「マインダー」 - The first android priest robot conceived in cooperation between the Koudaiji, a Buddhist temple in...

Mount Zaô

Mount Zaô

Mount Zaô 蔵王山 - A complex volcano between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan - Famous for...

Yoshinogari

Yoshinogari

Yoshinogari 吉野ヶ里 遺跡 - A large and complex site from Yayoi period, in Saga Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan –...

Eihei-ji

Eihei-ji

Eihei-ji 永平寺 “temple of eternal peace” - One of two main temples of the Sōtō school of Zen...

Kotohira-gû

Kotohira-gû

Kotohira-gû 金刀比羅宮 - A Shinto shrine, also known as Konpira-dai-gongen 金比羅大権現 or Konpira-san, located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan...

Ôuchi-juku

Ôuchi-juku

Ôuchi-juku 大内宿 - A post station in Japan's Edo period located in Fukushima Prefecture – With traditional thatched...

Sika deer

Sika deer

Sika deer - nihonjika 日本鹿(ニホンジカ) "Japanese deer" - A species of deer native to East Asia, overabundant in...

Momotarô

Momotarô

Momotarô 桃太郎, "Peach Boy" - A popular Japanese hero born from a giant peach. After befriended a talking...

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi侘寂 – A Japanese concept who calls for the acceptance of impermanence and imperfection – Many aspects are...

Rakugo

Rakugo

Rakugo 落語 – A form of Japanese verbal entertainment, a storyteller (rakugoka) sitting on stage in seiza position.

Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko

Maneki-neko 招き猫 (literally "beckoning cat") – A Japanese figurine usually displayed at the entrance of shops or restaurants...

Daruma

Daruma

Daruma だるま (doll) – A Japanese traditional doll (generally painted red but not only) modeled after Bodhidharma, the...

Salaryman

Salaryman

Salaryman サラリーマン – A salaried worker who enters a company after college staying there all his whole career.

Joyo Kanji

Joyo Kanji

Jōyō kanji 常用漢字 (literally "regular-use Chinese characters") – An official list of 2,136 characters issued in 2010 –...

Sushi

Sushi

Sushi 寿司 – A Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice, accompanied by seafood, vegetables…

O-jigi

O-jigi

O-Jigi お辞儀 – The Japanese etiquette of bowing, with very precise codes depending on the protagonists and the...

Genpuku

Genpuku

Genpuku元服 – A Japanese coming-of-age ceremony dating back to Nara Period (after a Tang Dynasty Chinese custom) –...

Tengu

Tengu

Tengu 天狗 ("heavenly dog") – A Japanese legendary creature taking their name from a dog-like Chinese demon and...

Onsen

Onsen

Onsen 温泉 – One of the thousands of the Japanese hot volcanic springs – May be outdoor (roten-buro)...

Dangun

Dangun

Dangun 단군 (or Tan’gun) - The legendary founder and god-king of Gojoseon (the first Korean kingdom) in 2333...

Torii

Torii

Torii 鳥居 "bird abode" - A traditional Japanese gate at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine.

Mizuhiki

Mizuhiki

Mizuhiki 水引 - A Japanese cord created from rice paper and used for special events (wedding, birth, funeral).

Koinobori

Koinobori

Koinobori 鯉のぼり - A traditional event, taking place on May 5th, today Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi, 子供の日).

Geisha

Geisha

Geisha 芸者 - A Japanese woman who can perform the ancient traditions of art, dance and singing.

Hanami

Hanami

Hanami 花見 - A Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the blossom of cherry trees ("sakura") ou plum trees.

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