Articles in the Art Category

4 Oct 2010 Comment
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A variety of Japanese, called joseigo or onnakotoba, that is typically used by females as a reflection of their femininity. The existence of clearly marked, gender-differentiated language style is the frequently mentioned characteristic of Japanese. Joseigo or feminine language is the words,... 

28 Aug 2010 One comment
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The world has children’s day, however, Japan has been celebrating their little ones since long time ago. Shichi Go San is a festival to celebrate the children in Japan. It is the coming of children of age seven, five and three. The word ‘Shichi Go San’ itself directly translates to seven-five-three.... 

3 Aug 2010 2 comments
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Washi paper, is probably one of the many basics in numerous Japanese papercrafts and arts. It is used as foundation in most traditional Japanese arts and papercrafts, which were applied in rituals and daily life of the Japanese people ever since they knew how to make paper on their own. Washi... 

5 Jul 2010 Comment
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Learning something that you really like should be a very pleasant experience for everyone, such in the case when you are trying to learn a new language. Japanese language is a very interesting language to begin with. It helps a lot knowing certain words and phrases in Japanese while living... 

23 Jun 2010 Comment
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I received one reply to my previous post on the issue of ‘Ohaguro’ or Black Teeth Custom, which was once a very popular custom in the ancient Japan. The question pertain to the reason as to why the practice was banned in the Meiji period, well, instead of replying straight, I find this... 

20 Oct 2009 2 comments
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If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll probably come across the post of the death of Yoshito Usui sensei, the creator, writer and artist for the all time favorite manga (perhaps next to Doraemon) – Crayon Shin Chan. The anime went hiatus for a while before the show was aired again... 

14 Oct 2009 Comment
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Today, we’re going to talk about the Japanese writing system. One drawback when you’re visiting Japan is the lack of English directions and help menu, especially in much less busy places outside the big cities. However, you’ll still find foreigners-friendly areas in major big cities like...