Understanding Japan

  • Published on : 05/10/2014
  • by : C.W.
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Near and far, familiar and unknown

Too often, the Japan is considered impermeable, mysterious ... Not really. Understanding Japan is to understand the country, its people, arts and beliefs. Bliss.

Understanding Japan

Le Bakeneko, un chat pas ordinaire

The bakeneko, the legend of the "monster cat"

At the origin of a centuries-old superstition, the bakeneko or "monster-cat" is both feared and celebrated...Its long tail allows it to stand up, and it is even said to have the gift of ra

A miko, Shinto priestess.

Shinto

The original religion of Japan is Shinto, worshiping the forces of nature.

Lake Kawaguchiko Sakura Mont Fuji

The cherry blossoms through art

With the arrival of spring, the streets, gardens and mountains of Japan welcome the cherry blossoms and the whole archipelago is covered in pink for a few days, a few weeks.

Netsuke

Netsuke

From fashionable clothing accessories in Japan during the Edo period, they have become popular collector's items around the world. But what are netsuke and where can you get them?

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