Tokyo is a huge city. Approx. 9 million people live in it, and from the surrounding cities another 3 comes to work and learn. When standing on top of Fuji one can see, that the Tokyo Metropolis stretches from the sea to the foot of the mountains. Metropolis Tokyo consists of Tokyo, along with other major cities that are adjacent […]
What do you imagine when you hear “Japan”?
I was asked almost an identical question during my stay in Japan from our Japanese friend. Without thinking I uttered: “Cherry blossom, samurais and geishas.”.
– Geishas? – he asked, surprised. – But you can find them only in Kyoto!
As I discovered later, many people have a much better idea about Japan than I thought. And I do not mean here only the fans of manga and anime, but an average person. The truth is that along with the fashion for Japan came a wonderful broadening of horizons of whole societies. Today, Japan is associated not only with cherry blossom, samurais, ninjas, geishas, sumo warriors, kimonos, sushi, and sake.
Today the country of the rising sun is primarily associated with rich culture and tradition, the latest technologies, temples, history, cuisine, lifestyle, tea, workaholism, and many others. Japan visited at least once every household giving the best of itself to everybody.
Bamboo forest in Kamakura
Personally, I think it’s worth it to take some good practices from the land of the samurai like respect for tradition, culture, and heritage. In addition, nature is nurtured by the Japanese, not only in their home gardens. Shared space is not littered, and the things lost are highly likely to be found exactly where they were left. Aggression usually does not take place – the interest is well camouflaged in many interesting ways… About all this I will tell you!
I hope that it will be a pleasure for you to visit Japan with me!
I would not be myself if I did not watch the people around me. Among all people on whom my eyes stopped for at least a moment were men, women, and children. In spite of appearances, when it comes to men there is nothing to write home about. Just after their adolescence end, they all start to dress in identical […]
Why with gaijins instead of the Japanese? The answer is quite prosaic: because in Japan gaijins are the ones who arouse interest, they are different. Inadvertently or deliberately stand out from the crowd. Sometimes they know nothing about the culture of Japan and behave outrageously, sometimes they lurk in the corner while taking pictures, so as not to destroy the […]
When I visit a country, I like to know how does it taste like. Typically, before traveling, I obtain knowledge about the typical delicacies of the culture I am about to visit. When I am there already, I visit the restaurants, pubs, street stalls or even grocery stores. Although I did not find any Japanese crazy-flavored KitKat’s limited edition, the […]
We bought our tickets on the internet. On the day of the tournament we got up very early, and were very excited – a live sumo tournament is a real treat! The more, that only six tournaments are held every year (three in Tokyo, one in Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka). We arrived at Ryōgoku Kokugikan, of course, by train. Together […]