Discover the joy of Japanese culture
A Hagoiita (羽子板), a traditional decoration. Based on a children's game from the Edo period.
It depicts Fujumasume（藤娘）, a wisteria spirit, and it is used in Kabuki dance.
Can you hear the voices of nature?
Japanese people have been living in harmony with the earth and nature since ancient times. They listen to the voices of nature and accept the state of existence without question. Systems and ideas are created in harmony with nature.
The following spirits originated in Japan:
Harmony (調和 Chouwa)
Gentleness (優しさ Yasashisa)
Strength (強さ Tsuyosa)
Politeness (丁寧さ Teineisa)
Delicate (細やかさ Komayakasa)
Respect for each other (互いを敬う Tagai wo uyamau)
Speech without words (以心伝心 Ishin denshin)
These spirits which are based on culture and art , nurture the Japanese mind and create the feeling of owing our lives to nature.
As I explore these unique Japanese spirituality more deeply , I invite you to join me and discover the joy of Japan .
Only one drop contains the universe.
- Saying of Monk, Kobodaishi Kukai（弘法大師 空海） during the Heian Period. He is the patriarch of Shingon-shu（真言宗）, it is a sect of Buddhism. （Photo by Yoshio Yasuda : 保田悦男）
A little information about me.
I was born and raised in Miyagi prefecture, Japan. All my life I have had a deep passion for Japanese culture. For many years now, I have studied Tea Ceremony , Kimono, Japanese Traditional Dance and Japanese flower arrangement , just to name a few ....This website is dedicated to all I have learned over the years, and to share my love and passion of Japan and Japanese culture with the world.
I would like to introduce a deeper understanding and awareness of Japanese culture, history, people and places to you by sharing information, thoughts , knowledge and writings through my homepage , YouTube and other methods of communication.
I hope you enjoy !
Welcome to Japan!
Tokyo has been selected to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2020.
With the warmest of hearts, the Japanese people would like to invite foreign visitors to this amazing event.
"Wa no Tashinami-juku（和のたしな美塾）” .
This phrase means to teach and provide insight into Japanese culture, customs and spirituality in order to enjoy and understand the peaceful spirit of Japan.
"Wa no Tashinami-juku”
founded by Kie Miyamoto