Sutra copying

Sutra copying

Yesterday I did Sutra copying, and it was my first experience!

Sutra copying is the East Asian practice of hand-copying Buddhist sutras.

Although I’m not Buddhist, it was fun.

Sutra copying

Sutra copying

By the way for a lot of Japanese, it is not so important that he or she is Buddhist, Christian, whatever..

It means when Christmas, we enjoy it as like a Christian, when new year, we enjoy it as Buddhist, or Shinto, then do Hatsu-mode that is the first pray Buddha or Kami in the year, and usually we do it the first week of new year.

So, of course some of Japanese are rigid prayers, but even so, we’ll enjoy each festival or holidays…

If you don’t mind even it’s Buddhist activity, I would strongly recommend to do as one of tour events.

 

広告

Nobuyuki Tujii Special

Nobuyuki Tsujii

Last time I posted about Classical music in Japan, and wrote one brilliant pianist name, only name, Nobuyuki Tujii.

He was born blind, and maybe it was the reason why he was payed attention at the beginning, “Although he is blind, he play piano”.

But instead of his eyesight, he has rich sensitivity for music!!

Please listen his piano, and it will make you happy, I believe.

ホルモン焼き丼 Bowl of broiled pig innards on skewers

Bowl of broiled pig innards on skewers

Broiled pig innards on skewers is one of the most popular  food in Japan.

The argument is that offal, which before the World War II had been either discarded or used as fertilizer, was grilled and eaten by Korean female factory workers in Japan and became what is now known as horumonyaki, and that therefore the custom of grilling offal (small intestine) originated not in Korea but Japan. (weblio)

It’s so delicious and healthy food!!

ホルモン焼き丼

ホルモン焼き丼

Bowl of broiled pig innards on skewers

Bowl of broiled pig innards on skewers

Cherry blossoms in Tokyo

Cherry blossoms

The season of  cherry blossoms is now!!

We know it must have fallen by these a couple of days, and this is the feature of cherry blossoms!! We love it!

 

 

We can see Japanese “Manga” culture’s origin

Socks Socks Socks!!

Here is Japanese Socks company’s show room!!

There are lots of style and print on there… I know that this is almost same situation with other countries, but what’ the point of Japanese style is MIX, so the key word should be MIX.

It means there are from simple socks to fashionable, colorful one at same place, and the brand nationality also complicated.

Japanese adopt every culture, then make own culture from there!!

What I felt in this movie is this situation leads to Manga or Otaku culture that typical current Japanese origin culture.

I wanna learn about Otaku mind more and more as one of Japanese!!

 

Japanese style NOODLE – UDON

Japan NOODLE UDON

I know there are a lot kinds of NOODLE in the world, such as Spaghetti(Italy), Pho(Vietnam), Guotiao(Thailand) and so on!!

Here in Japan, of course, we can eat huge kinds of NOODLE and it’s very popular!!!

However Japan has original NOODLE culture, and one of them is UDON!!

Japan NOODLE UDON

Japanese NOODLE UDON

As you can see, the UDON is in hot soup that made from bonito stock.

And Japanese prefer this simple design bowl, name Donburi, for eating UDON!! And also it’s important to decorate well, although it’s same with other countries dish, yes?

UDON is very healthy because low calorie, quick digested, and reasonable price, haha!!

Outstanding SOCKS from Japan with advanced technology

functional socks

Today, I’m pleased to introduce one marvelous product to you, it’s SOCKS!!

intelligent socks

functional socks

You may say these are usual SOCKS, there are no special visually… BUT

If the socks…

  • do not slip down,
  • do not tighten your foot too much,
  • and are not wrinkled, how do you feel?

Is it nice for you? I believe you agree it!!

intelligent socks

“L” is the point!!

As you can see, the shape of socks like “L” !! Please check your socks right now, you know it’s not “L” shape but like “く”…yes?

When we learn about the structure of foot, it’s absolutely “L” at usual standing position.

But because usual socks is not “L” shape, so I can say “Your socks is not fit for you!!”

To be honest, everybody who work on SOCKS company know it..but unfortunately “L” shape require a special technology for making.

This made in Japan socks become true the ideal of SOCKS!

This is the reason why I’m proud of introducing this Japanese product to you!!

intelligent socks

functional socks