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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Tochigi Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/14/2018

Subterranean Labyrinth - Kaneiriyama Quarry Site

Discover a Secret Subterranean Labyrinth – Utsunomiya and Oya Stone Culture

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It is difficult to tell how far and how deep the chilled caverns of this labyrinth reach. Columns stand in neat rows and the light glowing from lamps and shadows created form continuous layers within this immense space. As you wind your way between the columns, the same light spreads out before you, making you lose your sense of direction.

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Yamagata Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/12/2018

02- Yama-dera Temple

Safflower Culture Supported by Yama-dera Temple

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Yama-dera Temple is located in scenic surroundings of dense forest and fantastically shaped rocks, and is reached by climbing up stone steps. It was at this mountain temple that safflower cultivation and trade began, bringing great wealth and rich culture to the area.

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Hokkaido Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/12/2018

02 Kamuikotan

Kamikawa Ainu in Coexistence with Kamui – Traditional World of the Gods at the Foot of Mt. Daisetsu

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The Kamikawa indigenous Ainu people reside at the foot of the magnificent yet austere Mt. Daisetsu in coexistence with the gods, known as Kamui in the Ainu language. They tell of the legend of the battle between evil spirits and heroic gods in the huge gorge located here that has roaring rapids and unusual geological formations. This is a sacred site for the Kamikawa Ainu, worshipped as a place of the gods.

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A Living Sengoku Busho List! – Introducing “Omotenashi Busho-tai (Hospitality Samurai Lords)” existing in various places of Japan

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports | 06/11/2018

Sengoku Bushotai in Japan

The “Omotenashi Busho-tai” is operated by local organizations, cities, prefectures, etc. as a tourism business to promote local tourist attractions and enhance regional economies, and expanded rapidly in various parts of Japan around 2010. Omotenashi Busho-tai offer a dancing, commemorative photographs and sing a song to tourists.

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The World’s First Geisha Cafe Opens in Osaka, Japan

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports | 08/24/2017

Geisha tea ceremony at Maikoya Osaka

The World’s First Geisha Cafe Opens in Osaka, Japan

Date: Aug 22, 2017
Source: Maikoya Osaka

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 22, 2017Maikoya Osaka, a high-end Japanese cultural experience venue, recently introduced the world’s first geisha themed cafe and restaurant in Osaka.

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21st Century Yoroi – Samurai armor for modern Japan

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports | 05/08/2014

Samurai armor for modern Japan

21st Century Yoroi – Samurai armor for modern Japan
Source: Highlighting JAPAN – by Nayalan Moodley

Samurai are recognized around the world as iconic emblems of Japanese culture. Their modern image is striking and romantic: powerful, honorable warriors clad in magnificent armor, finely honed katana in hand. And while the katana may be the foremost symbol of the samurai, no less distinctive is their trademark armor, or yoroi.

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OMOTENASHI – Japanese Hospitality

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports | 09/10/2013

Omotenashi - Japanese Hospitality

Omotenashi – The Heart of Japanese Hospitality
By Muneyuki Joraku

I think it’s about creating a non-dominant relationship between a person who’s offering the service and a person who is receiving it. It could be the CEO of a big company, a famous star or an ordinary housewife, but there’s only one simple relationship between host and guest. An example of the best Omotenashi is when the host anticipates the needs of the guest in advance and offers a pleasant service that guests don’t expect. They should not wait for instructions from their guests, as guests who make their requests directly are considered unsophisticated in Japan.

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