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New Post has been published on http://www.japanesesearch.com/shamisen-a-traditional-japanese-instrument/Shamisen - A Traditional Japanese InstrumentThe shamisen 三味線 is a traditional Japanese instrument often associated with bunraku puppet theater, kabuki theater, and geisha and maiko performances. It is also called a samisen or sangen somtimes. The name, shamisen, literally translates as “three strings,” referring to the three strings on the…

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Shamisen - A Traditional Japanese Instrument

The shamisen 三味線 is a traditional Japanese instrument often associated with bunraku puppet theater, kabuki theater, and geisha and maiko performances. It is also called a samisen or sangen somtimes. The name, shamisen, literally translates as “three strings,” referring to the three strings on the…

New Post has been published on http://www.japanesesearch.com/service-english-word-means-japan/“Service” - What this English Word Means in Japan“Here is dessert. Service.”
Sometimes a Japanese person will use an English word with a visitor, but when the meaning has changed, there can be more confusion than if it were not used in the first place. “Service” is one such word that has entered common usage. In reality, the Japanese meaning is…

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“Service” - What this English Word Means in Japan

“Here is dessert. Service.” Sometimes a Japanese person will use an English word with a visitor, but when the meaning has changed, there can be more confusion than if it were not used in the first place. “Service” is one such word that has entered common usage. In reality, the Japanese meaning is…

New Post has been published on http://www.japanesesearch.com/photo-collection-tokyo-metropolitan-government-building/Photo collection from Tokyo Metropolitan Government BuildingThe Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings consist of three main buildings which were completed in March, 1991. The main building’s towers both have observatories that are open to the public for free.  From the 45th floor, you have a beautiful panoramic views of the Tokyo metropolitan area. For …

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Photo collection from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings consist of three main buildings which were completed in March, 1991. The main building’s towers both have observatories that are open to the public for free.  From the 45th floor, you have a beautiful panoramic views of the Tokyo metropolitan area. For …

New Post has been published on http://www.japanesesearch.com/typhoon-neoguri-lashes-ishigaki-island-okinawa/Typhoon Neoguri lashes Ishigaki Island, OkinawaTyphoons are a regular occurrence in Japan Typhoon. Neoguri lashes Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan on July 8, 2014 but damage was minimal. Fortunately most hotels are well equipped even for major typhoons like Neoguri. Even so, stock up on a few days of water and some food just to be safe in…

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Typhoon Neoguri lashes Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

Typhoons are a regular occurrence in Japan Typhoon. Neoguri lashes Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan on July 8, 2014 but damage was minimal. Fortunately most hotels are well equipped even for major typhoons like Neoguri. Even so, stock up on a few days of water and some food just to be safe in…

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Maiko Tomitsuyu in Gion, Kyoto, Japan. Night photo by Japanexperterna.se on flickr. Read more on Maiko and Geishas on Japanesesearch.com Maiko (geisha apprentice) Tomitsuyu in Gion, Kyoto

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Maiko Tomitsuyu in Gion, Kyoto, Japan. Night photo by Japanexperterna.se on flickr. Read more on Maiko and Geishas on Japanesesearch.com Maiko (geisha apprentice) Tomitsuyu in Gion, Kyoto

New Post has been published on http://www.japanesesearch.com/maiko-walking-gion-kyoto/Maiko Walking in Gion, KyotoLovely picture of a maiko walking along a traditional pathway in the geisha ditrict of Gion, Kyoto. Photo by Sushicam on flickr.
  Maiko in Gion Kyoto

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Maiko Walking in Gion, Kyoto

Lovely picture of a maiko walking along a traditional pathway in the geisha ditrict of Gion, Kyoto. Photo by Sushicam on flickr. Maiko in Gion Kyoto

New Post has been published on http://www.japanesesearch.com/water-buffalo-taketomi-island-okinawa/Water Buffalo on Taketomi Island in OkinawaTaketomi Island 竹富島 is an island just off the coast of Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. Water buffalo drawn cart tours of Taketomi Village are available with the tour taking you around the traditional streets of the Village while a guide gives insight on the island, sings songs and plays Okinawan musi…

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Water Buffalo on Taketomi Island in Okinawa

Taketomi Island 竹富島 is an island just off the coast of Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. Water buffalo drawn cart tours of Taketomi Village are available with the tour taking you around the traditional streets of the Village while a guide gives insight on the island, sings songs and plays Okinawan musi…

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Maiko Fukunae on Bridge
Stunning photo of Maiko Fukunae, of Miyagawa-cho, on bridge.. Read more on Maiko and Geishas on Japanesesearch.com. Recommended Hotels around Shinjuku, Tokyo Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule A well maintained, large capsule hotel, ten minutes from the …

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Maiko Fukunae on Bridge

Stunning photo of Maiko Fukunae, of Miyagawa-cho, on bridge.. Read more on Maiko and Geishas on Japanesesearch.com. Recommended Hotels around Shinjuku, Tokyo Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule A well maintained, large capsule hotel, ten minutes from the …

New Post has been published on http://www.japanesesearch.com/mt-fuji-hakone-peace-park/Mt. Fuji from Hakone Peace ParkExcellent photo of Mt. Fuji from Hakone Peace Park shot by Tanti Ruwani on flickr. Enjoy!


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Mt. Fuji from Hakone Peace Park

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New Post has been published on http://www.japanesesearch.com/echizen-bamboo-doll-village/Echizen Bamboo Doll Village in Fukui PrefectureThose interested in traditional crafts will enjoy a visit to the Echizen Bamboo Doll Village 越前竹人形の里 in Fukui Prefecture. The tasteful entrance is located in a grove of bamboo, setting the stage for beautiful displays of historical and modern works of art. There are not just dolls, but other arti…

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Echizen Bamboo Doll Village in Fukui Prefecture

Those interested in traditional crafts will enjoy a visit to the Echizen Bamboo Doll Village 越前竹人形の里 in Fukui Prefecture. The tasteful entrance is located in a grove of bamboo, setting the stage for beautiful displays of historical and modern works of art. There are not just dolls, but other arti…