Reviews

The Japanese Mind

The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture Review by Vincent3 Tuttle, 2002 270 pages ¥1700,...
History

Tokugawa Ietsuna

Fourth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest son of the third shogun Iemitsu, great-grandson of Ieyasu. The...
Travel Guide

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...
Reviews

Basic Japanese

Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Everyday Japanese in 10 Carefully Structured Lessons by Samuel E. Martin and...
Travel Guide

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...
Reviews

Japanese Design

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