Do You Know how Japanese paper is made? Is it made of rice? I explain in the program about ‘washi’ paper on local Tv IB3, do not forget to activate English subtitles from youtube, thanks for watching You can watch the full program on IB3 TV
On the second of January,in Japan we write the first calligraphy of the year called’Kakizome’ 書 き 初 め. This is an old tradidion from the Edo period. In Japan we write a kanji or a poem that inspires you something for this year. I wrote the kanji ‘ Warau’ which means ‘ Smile’. because I … Read more‘Kakizome’ the First Calligraphy of the Year
How do you say” Happy new year” in your country? Only 2 days are left in 2015 year of the sheep and the New Year 2016 monkey year is around the corner. In Japan we use 2 types of greeting for the New Year. 1st one is 良いお年をお迎えください。 “Yoi otoshi wo omukaekudasai” used before the … Read moreWhy is it Very Busy Before New Year in Japan?
The language of a country represents an important part of the culture, therefore at the end of the year in Japan, the Kanji (a word) of the year is chosen. The word is written by a Buddist monk in the temple of Kiyomizu in Kyoto. The word represents a powerful image of the mood of … Read moreThe Kanji of the Year in Japan
Summer fun Games in Japan (Watermelon Splitting) suiakawari in JapanBlindfolded you have to follow the instructions of your friends after spun around many times and you can not see anything. You have to try to crash the watermelon. Would you like to try this game next time you go to the beach?
English Nani kitemo utsukushi unaru tsukimi kana Haiku by Chiyo-ni As you gaze at the moon, whatever you wear it makes you more beautiful by Chiyo-ni In late September, and begining of october matching with the lunar calendar we celebrate Jugoya or Tsukimi, Autumn festival to observe the moon. The moon has a great importance … Read moreJugoya or Tsukimi, Autumn Festival to Observe the Moon