The weapon, the naginata, is probably best described as a cross between a staff and a sword. It became a symbol of female empowerment and the protective role of the Japanese mother and wife in the art and culture of the time.
September 2, 2017
A lot of tourists in Japan often go to temples and shrines or visit popular landmarks. However, there is so much more Japan can offer aside from these typical tourist spots. If you are traveling for adventure then here are some exciting activities that you may go and try in your next trip in Japan.
August 26, 2017
What hasn’t as of yet been given such wide-ranging coverage in either the local or international press so far is the variety of opportunities that the Tokyo Olympiad offer for foreigners both in and outside Japan to further their careers as they help with the Olympic effort.
June 24, 2017
The Kodokan is a massive eight-story building in downtown Tokyo, where <i>judoka</i> from all over the world call home.
June 3, 2017
Oboke Gorge, deep in the secluded mountains of Tokushima and Kochi, has some of the clearest waters in Japan. The winding stretch of the Yoshino River has a rocky bottom that the bright blue-green water runs through creating—given ideal weather—an incredible rafting experience.
May 6, 2017
The May Grand Sumo Tournament is coming soon and now is a most pivotal time for Japanese sumo since it is the first time in 19 years a reentering Japanese national has received the rank of grand champion (yokuzuna). Will he win the title again?
April 24, 2017
Next time when you pay a visit to this wonderland, please take a note!
February 20, 2017
Equine traditions in Japan date back to the Kofun era. Yokohama’s Negishi racecourse, completed in 1866, marked the beginning of a long and storied history that continues to this day. Intrigued by this story? Then read on.
October 26, 2016