Samurai

What is SAMURAI? “Samurai” refers to the warriors who put sword(s) on and exceled in swordsmanship, archery, equestrian skill, l […]

Japanese Traditional Colors – Red

RED In the ancient times, reddish colors were generated by Akane (Rubia akane) or Benibana (Safflower). Purple is known as the noble color a […]

Temple

There are many historical temples in Japan. Pass under a gate called “Sanmon” and go into the temple ground. At the both side of […]

Edokomon – Kimono

The feature of Edokomon (Edo-komon) is tiny and elaborate design dyed with pattern papers called “Ise-Katagami” as well as saras […]

Sarasa Komon – Kimono

What is Komon? ” Komon” is one of kimono types, which has little patterns in whole. And the patterns are regardless of position while homongi or tsukesage has upward patterns.

Shrine

There are numerous Shinto Shrines and Buddhism Temples in Japan and they are integrated into people’s everyday life. There is a little […]