Travel Guide

The 100 Top Castles of Japan

+-*Do you fancy Japanese castles? If your answer is yes, you might be interested in what is all the rage among Japanese “castle lovers”: the Japan Top 100 Castles...
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Kiyomizudera Temple

+-*Kiyomizudera (清水寺 “Clear Water Temple”) is a temple of the Hossō sect of Buddhism. It is located on a high hill in the Higashiyama Ward of Kyoto. Officially called...
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The Japanese Mind

+-*The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture Review by Vincent3 Tuttle, 2002 270 pages ¥1700, ISBN978-4-8053-1021-2 The Japanese Mind is a collection of twenty-eight essays written by seniors from...
History

Tokugawa Ietsuna

+-*Fourth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest son of the third shogun Iemitsu, great-grandson of Ieyasu. The eldest son of Iemitsu, Tokugawa Ietsuna (徳川家綱, 1641-1680) succeeded his father at...
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Ryoanji Temple

+-*The Ryoanji temple (竜安寺 or 龍安寺, Ryōan-ji, “Temple of the Peaceful Dragon”) is a temple in the Ukyō Ward of Kyoto, belonging to the Myōshinji branch of the Rinzai...
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Basic Japanese

+-*Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Everyday Japanese in 10 Carefully Structured Lessons by Samuel E. Martin and Eriko Sato Publisher: Tuttle Publishing Published: 2012 Number of Pages: 351 Format:...
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Todaiji Temple

+-*Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a major monastery-temple belonging to the Kegon sect of Buddhism. It was erected by order of Emperor Shōmu (聖武天皇, 701-756) in the eastern...
History

Matsudaira Nobutsuna

+-*A prominent administrator of the early Tokugawa shogunate, known as Chie Izu (知恵伊豆, “The Clever Izu”). Born to Ōkōchi Hisatsuna, a senior retainer of Tokugawa Ieyasu of modest background,...
History

Tokugawa Iemitsu

+-*Third shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest legitimate son of the second shogun, grandson of Ieyasu. Born under his childhood name Tokugawa Takechiyo (徳川竹千代) to his father Tokugawa Hidetada...
History

Tokugawa Hidetada

+-*Second shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, third son of Tokugawa Ieyasu Born at the castle of Hamamatsu, Tokugawa Hidetada (徳川秀忠, 1579-1632) served as the general of one of his...
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Japanese Respect Language

+-*Japanese Respect Language When, Why, and How to Use it Successfully O’Neill Reviewer: nekojita Publisher:Tuttle Publishing Published: 2008 Number of Pages:192 Format: Paperback Price: $ (RRP) ISBN: 9784805309766...
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Japanese Design

+-*Review by Dotanbatan, November 2014. Japan. Title: Japanese Design. Art, Aesthetics & Culture by Patricia J. Graham. Published in 2014 by Tuttle Publishing. 160 pages Price in Japan JPY...
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