By Glastinghouse

A Brief History of Nagasaki: The Emergence of Christianity and its Role

Like many other modern cities, Nagasaki too started as a small fishing village. How it developed from an unknown place into today’s famous city will be detailed in this article. Nagasaki was founded just before 1500 as a village for fishermen. Its inhabitants, who most likely were the first Japanese, came into contact with some…

Bushido: The Tenets of The Samurai

The famous Samurai were not just simple warriors with an insatiable thirst for blood. They followed an important codex that ruled their lives. Let’s see if we can learn something from them! Bushido Code A samurai in the process of seppuku upload.wikimedia.org/ The so-called “Bushido” was the traditional code of the samurai. Bushido had several…

Medieval Samurai Lifestyle: The Way Of The Warrior

Knights in Europe were perceived as the elite class in the Middle Ages. But in the far east there was another kind of warriors that may have been superior in many if not all skills. Let’s take a look at the fabled Samurai and delve into their unique lifestyle of loyalty and honour. What are…

A Slash Through History: The Katana

Although it would look awesome in the kitchen, the following item is meant for much more: the traditional Katana. As one of the most famous swords of all time, it has a lot of history on its beautifully curved back. Let’s take a look. The Katana is one kind of the traditional swords in Japan.…

Japan: Back To The Very Roots

Back To The Very Roots Things like Shinkansen or Nintendo wouldn’t be here if some adventurers did not decide to settle in Japan. Let’s make a huge jump back in time to see when and how that happened. The first inhabitation of Japan is dated back to around 35,000 BC, in the Paleolithic Period which…

Super Mario and Friends: The Most Famous Characters of All Time!

Super Mario And Friends It’s me, Mario! No, it’s me, Luigi! No, Princess Peach it is! Harhar, Bowser will defeat you all! If these names mean nothing to you, you are probably new to the franchise of Super Mario. In that case, I recommend you to continue reading because it’s time to meet a few…

A Brief History Of Osaka

Osaka is one of the main spots for tourists to see when they visit Japan. But how many of them actually know that Osaka wasn’t always called Osaka and that it is incredible old? Did you know that? No? Then I invite you for a quick journey back in time. The Early Years Remains of…

Relief After the Fate of Hiroshima

The Fate of Hiroshima We know Japan as an entertaining, a tourist-friendly country with an impressive and beloved culture. But there were also events in the past that changed the whole country in a single day. A major event was the nuclear attack on Hiroshima in 1945. The Initial Position i2.cdn.turner.com/ The war in the…

A Brief History of Tokyo

We all know Tokyo as the well of culture, entertainment, shopping and maybe a dash of craziness. While we gaze in amazement and enjoy the endless things we can do there to have fun, we also should dive into the fascinating past of one of the most famous cities in the world. 〜1869 bushidoart.jp/ Tokyo…

Want To Follow the Past? Ohenro 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Temple #11, Fujiidera Author’s photo If you would walk up in the sky you can reach the International Space Station. And then you can walk down again, and up again – and then you would’ve to walk 1200 kilometer. Finally, you can reach the Ohenro 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Japan. A beautiful Buddist temple surrounded…