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A sure sign of summer’s arrival in Japan is warm, pleasant rains of early May, called Samidare.
The picture above was taken in Miyazaki Shrine. The priestess ladies are about to begin their work day, which includes tasks such … Read the rest
Japanese affinity for awe-inspiring beauty of their mountains is deep-rooted in a curious mix of sacred myths, love of outdoors and respect for nature.
Nearly 70 per cent of the Japanese archipelago is covered in breathtaking mountain ranges and majestic … Read the rest
For the Japanese, rice farming is more than just agriculture; it is the essence of culture, community and indeed life itself.
It is hard to exaggerate the reverence Japanese have for rice farming. Organized rice cultivation in Japan began about … Read the rest
Toko Shinoda is a leading Japanese avant-garde painter who just turned 104. For over seventy years she has kept on creating bold, evocative art which speak from her heart.
Picture above is of a 2005 painting by Toko-san. Black strokes … Read the rest