History

Tokugawa Iemitsu

Third shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest legitimate son of the second shogun, grandson of Ieyasu. Born under his...
History

Tokugawa Hidetada

Second shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, third son of Tokugawa Ieyasu Born at the castle of Hamamatsu, Tokugawa Hidetada...
Reviews

Japanese Design

Review by Dotanbatan, November 2014. Japan. Title: Japanese Design. Art, Aesthetics & Culture by Patricia J. Graham. Published in...
Travel Guide

Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle is a hilltop (hirayama-type) castle located in southwestern Kanagawa Prefecture on Sagami Bay. History The first fortification...
History

Ashikaga Clan

The Ashikaga (足利) were a warrior family of the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries and with the Nitta (新田)...
Travel Guide

Osu Kannon

Officially called Kitanosan Shinpuku-ji Hōshō-in (北野山真福寺宝生院), Ōsu Kannon (大須観音) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in...
Travel Guide

Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine (熱田神宮 Atsuta-jingū) is one of the most sacred Shinto shrines in Japan, purportedly second only to Ise-jingū...
Travel Guide

Meiji-Mura

The Meiji-Mura museum (博物館明治村 Hakubutsukan Meiji-mura) is an open-air museum located in Inuyama City, north of Nagoya, overlooking the picturesque Lake...
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