ざんねん (ノ_・。)

Inside Japan Tours and Virgin Atlantic announced the 3 finalists for their blog competition today. Sadly, I didn’t make it 😦 But I know I’ll make it to Japan one way or another! *・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・* Advertisements

十一 – 建築

This ties in with my previous post about Japanese history: 建築 (けんちく), which means architecture. I especially like the castles and palaces. During feudal Japan, many castles were built, as a symbol of power. One of the most famous and most beautiful is Himeji castle (now a UNESCO world heritage site). The castles usually consist … More 十一 – 建築

十 – 歴史

History is another part about Japan that I find quite interesting, especially the medieval period. I probably find it the most interesting because it is the period where many 大名 (だいみょう) feudal lords, 将軍 (しょうぐん) military warlords and samurai warriors arose.  It was a time when Japan was separated into several small states, so warlords … More 十 – 歴史

九 – お持て成し

Omotenashi. I learnt this word the other day, and it describes perfectly one of the reasons I would like to go to Japan. It means something like “hospitality”, “entertainment” or “service”. The Japanese are famous for being very welcoming and  caring for their customers. Every shop keeper will always greet you with a smile and an … More 九 – お持て成し