Deep Kyoto: Walks – An Anthology by Michael Lambe and Ted Taylor

Today I’m talking to you about a very special e-book! Deep Kyoto: Walks is an anthology of 18 meditative walks about Japan’s ancient capital by renowned Kyoto experts. More than a guide book, it is a rich and varied account of life lived in Kyoto by those who call it home. To those coming to … More Deep Kyoto: Walks – An Anthology by Michael Lambe and Ted Taylor

Culture Point 2 – Geisha, Maiko and Oiran: What’s the difference?

Certainly many of you think about Geisha when thinking about Japan, right? But do you really know what is a Geisha? And for those who know a little more, have you heard of Maiko? What about Oiran? Today I will briefly explain what is the difference between them. Geisha (芸者), as the meaning of the … More Culture Point 2 – Geisha, Maiko and Oiran: What’s the difference?

New Poll: Which of these are the most beautiful Japanese cities?

New poll! This time about Japanese cities! You can answer in the usual section, in the left sidebar below! Q) Which of these are the most beautiful Japanese cities? (Starting from the north) (Map of Japan – Picture from http://www.gojapango.com) 1 – Sapporo2 – Aomori3 – Akita4 – Sendai5 – Niigata6 – Nagano7 – Tokyo8 – … More New Poll: Which of these are the most beautiful Japanese cities?