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Under the beat of the Taiko in Kyoto

Mar 29, 2014

Under the beat of the Taiko in Kyoto

Kyoto’s long history has ensured that it has seen its fair share of giants. Yet few of these legends have marked the city’s physical appearance to the extent of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, despite the man’s reputedly smallish stature. The most obvious of these landmarks was ...

Mount Fuji has long been an icon

Jun 23, 2013

Mount Fuji has long been an icon

In the land of Yamato, It is our treasure, our tutelary god. It never tires our eyes to look up To the lofty peak of Mount Fuji —Manyoshu This weekend, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is expected to announce its approval of Japan’s Mount ...