Category Archives: Place

Shrine Gate “Torii” Variations in Japan

Shinto shrine gates, torii, are found anywhere in Japan. They are usually unpainted or painted vermilion because in ancient times it was believed that the color represented the throbbing pulse…

[Photoblog] Mt. Fuji

Miki took this picture at Nabananosato Flower Festival in Mie. Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)   This is JAPAN Style!

A Great Japanese Man who is Active in Zanzibar, Africa -Tsuyoshi Shimaoka

Today, I want to talk about a great Japanese man whom I recently come to know through a Japanese TV show that introduces Japanese people who are active outside of…

Unique Voice Café Opens in Shibuya

  According to Japan Anniversary Association, May 8 is the Voice Day. In Shibuya, Tokyo, a unique café themed “voice” opens today and will run till June 9, 2011. Named…

JAPAN EASE – a cultural event in Malta to help the victims of Japan

  One month and a half passed since the 3.11 Massive Earthquake struck Japan. During this hard time, many countries have sent us their people and relief donations to help…

Jizo Statues Wearing Hamster Hats!?

Let me introduce a blog post from my favorite entertainment blog site first time in a long time. It is about jizo statues (ksitigarbha).   The blogger was taking a…

[Photoblog] Demolished School Busy With People

Tayama elementary school in Minamiyamashiro village, Kyoto, ended its 128-year history in the spring of 2003. Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)   This is JAPAN Style!

[Photoblog] On the Way to Work

Miki took this picture at Hozukyo River in Arashiyama, Kyoto. Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)   This is JAPAN Style!

Shrine in a Quiet Town Became a Sacred Place for Anime Fans

  A shrine gate and a Japanese style teahouse — this is a scenery of a quiet town, Kuki, in Saitama Prefecture. The local people had never known that the…

[Photoblog] Mt. Wakakusayama

This is one of Japan’s three main night views. Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)   This is JAPAN Style!

[Photoblog] Carpet of Camellias

Goshiki Tsubaki (five color camellias) of Byakugouji Temple is one of the three main camellias of Nara. Pink, white, pink and white camellias bloom from one camellia tree. Copyright(C) Miki…