history

Step into the Stone Age and Explore the Glacial Period in Tomizawa!

The Glacial Period (20,000 years ago) was a time when ice-cold temperatures were at its time of advancement. With the vast ice sheets and freezing temperatures, it was hard to survive for Paleolithic people (people of the Stone Age). However, a great discovery was made when the camping site for the people of the early…

Feast Your Eyes on Morioka History and Culture Museum’s Exciting Exhibits!

The Morioka History and Culture Museum preserves items related to the history of its city and its rich artifacts. Are you aching to find out more about Morioka? Do you wish you had all the knowledge imaginable regarding this city? Even if you don’t live in Morioka, the stories you may hear are fascinating. I…

A Hidden Treasure in Yamaguchi: Ruriko-ji Temple Where the Samurai Once Tread

There are many different temples in Japan today, but there are, of course, some that are outstanding. One of the greatest temples in Japan is Rurikoji temple. Rurikoji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Yamaguchi city. This national treasure is best known for the great five-story pagoda and it is rightly rated among Japan’s…

Have you ever Looked at the Atomic Bombings from a Different Perspective?

The use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in general, the policy of bombing civilian cities by all sides of the war, might rank as the absolute lowest point in the history of humanity. I have discussed my thoughts on the use of the atomic bombs before, but today I want to…

Everything You Know About Ninjas Is Wrong?

People all over the world know the ninja. You can go to almost any country and ask someone to describe a ninja and you will get a similar description, “a guy dressed in black with a sharp sword and throwing stars”. Ninja have made it into nearly every form of media; video games, movies, comic…
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The Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum: Showing the Sad Yet Interesting History of War

Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum which is standing on the Kanoya Navy Airbase is a museum devoted to the history of aviation between the time of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). It was established in 1972 where memorial items used for the kamikaze attacks of World War II are…
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Hotel New Otani’s Gorgeous Garden Will Help You Escape the Metropolis While Still In It!

Hotel New Otani Tokyo has an international reputation for providing world-class service and accommodation. It is also known for its Japanese garden which dates back over 400 years. It provides a strolling haven for visitors who want to discover fascinating elements about tradition and heritage. The garden is adorned with antique stones, stone lanterns and…
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Narita-san Shinsho-ji: A Beautiful Temple and Park in Chiba With a Rich History

There are so many temples in Japan but only some are incredibly popular. One temple which is well-known in the Kanto region is Narita-san Shinsho-ji which includes a huge complex of buildings and grounds. It is a favorite site for different pilgrimages and excursions of citizens in the region. The Founding of the Temple  …

Wagashi Calendar: Ohinagashi in March

With the arrival of March, the weather is slowly getting warmer as spring approaches. In the kyuureki, March is known as Yayoi (弥生) which is said to originate from the saying kikusaiyaohi zuki (木草弥や生ひ月) that means the month when the grass and trees are about to grow thickly. The term Yayoi was believed to be…