CULTURE

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static.flickr.com When we catch a cold of feel bad for longer than usual, we tend to go see a doctor. We hope that the doctor can "magically" heal us by judging from our symptoms and that he is the only one who can help us by prescribing pills and medicine....

A country with the most interesting and enviable traits enclosed within a tightly compact small island, Japan is the best destination for all. Well, if I were to pin what I love about this beautiful place, in spite of its micro dimensions, words will flow like endless river and...

rocketnews24.com/ Nowadays we would not be able to communicate dry virtual messages without smoothing them out with emoticons. Based on smileys they have evolved to our everyday must have tool. Some of them underline emotions, some decorate the overall message and some are a mystery to many. The reason for this is the...

blog-imgs-54.fc2.com/ The fascinating field of Japanese Yokai (monsters) and ghosts is immense. One specific group inside this wide world are the spirits of tsukumogami (付喪神). This idea originated from Shinto religion, which believes, that everything in the world is a god and has a spirit inside. Therefore, it should be treated with respect...

nasyoumai.cocolog-nifty.com/ As featured in the first part of this article, there are more monsters that could enter the top 10 ranking. Here are the next 5 (in)famous ones: Relevance article: Yokai - Japanese ghosts, monsters and legendary creatures part 1 Rokurokubi (ろくろ首) upload.wikimedia.org/ A female yokai with an extremely long neck, that can extend even further. Rokuro...

Yokai watch Which of these cuddly Yo-kai would you like to cozy up with on #NationalCuddleUpDay: Komasan, Jibanyan or Whisper? pic.twitter.com/0IngoAqEmh— YO-KAI WATCH (@YokaiWatchNews) January 7, 2017 Japan has hundreds of yokai (monsters) and ghosts. A lot of them are still used in modern culture or literature. Very popular at the ...

twitter.com/ Have you ever heard of Japanese ghosts or monsters? When thinking about monsters, most people think of Frankenstein, yetis or bigfoot. Japanese monsters are called yokai, ghosts would be obake. They are, of course, a bit different from their western counterparts. You might have encountered some of them in...

plus2.jp/ In Japan,they have the most convenient, strangest and accessible vending machines that is considered highly visible and can be found in the streets everywhere or in schools, offices, companies and gasoline stations. The positive view for japanese people leads to inseparable feeling that vending machines are like robots,...

When you were a child, you had outdoor school trips. When you were in high school, you'd go shopping with your friends. If you have a child now, you probably often take him or her outside to play or for a walk. But what did you do when the weather...

Onsens are Japanese hot springs for bathing. Bathing in onsens in Japan apparently started as a Buddhist ritual performed by monks. Onsens still remain extremely popular in Japan, which is remarkable considering it is a culture started some 3000 years ago. Yet, its lasting popularity is easily understandable for...

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