Unique Traditional Hand Craft from Shizuoka

Unique Traditional Hand Craft from Shizuoka

Beautiful and unique traditional hand-craft of Shizuoka. It is said to have its origin around 1620 when Shizuoka was called “Suruga” Únicos y hermosos productos tradicionales hechos a mano y de alta calidad de Shizuoka . Se dice que tuvo su origen alrededor de 1620 cuando Shizuoka se llamaba “Suruga” For manufacturing, the bark of … Continue reading

Shakuhachi – Japanese Musical Instruments Part 1

Shakuhachi – Japanese Musical Instruments Part 1

The shakuhachi is certainly Japan’s most well-known woodwind instrument. It takes its name out of “one shaku eight sun” (almost 55 centimeters), the standard length of a shakuhachi. El shakuhachi es, sin duda, el instrumento de viento más conocido de Japón. Su nombre viene de “un shaku con ocho” (equivalente a unos 55 centímetros) que es … Continue reading

Himeji-jō – White Heron Castle

Himeji-jō – White Heron Castle

Standing at the center of Himeji city is Himeji Castle, a six story castle that has become an iconic image for Japan and is one of the finest examples of fortress architecture in the world. Not to mention that it’s the most visited castle in Japan! ^^ Situado en el centro de la ciudad de … Continue reading

カレーライス – Japanese curry

カレーライス – Japanese curry

Together with Ramen, Curry Rice (Kare Raisu) is considered one the national dishes in Japan, being introduced from India by the British during the Meiji Era (1868–1912) Junto con el Ramen, el Arroz con Curry (Kare Raisu) es considerado como uno de los platillos nacionales en Japón, el cual fue introducido de India por los británicos durante … Continue reading

The powerful Onna-bugeisha – Female Samurai Warrior

The powerful Onna-bugeisha – Female Samurai Warrior

In the earlier periods such as the Heian and Kamakura, there were female members of the samurai class who became prominent or even present on the battlefield. They were the exception and not the rule, but this doesn’t mean that most women were powerless ^^; En los períodos conocidos como Heian y Kamakura, hubieron mujeres de … Continue reading

Hachikō – A faithful dog friend

Hachikō – A faithful dog friend

If you’ve been to Japan and have walked around the Shibuya area, you’ve probably seen the statue of Hachikō, an Akita dog who is remembered for his loyalty to his master. It also symbolizes Shibuya Station. Si han visitado Japón y han paseado por la zona de Shibuya, seguramente habrán visto la estatua de Hachikō, un … Continue reading