The best views of Fuji mountain

Hakone Hakone is a popular resort town in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is home to the most visited national park in Japan, Fuji-Hakone-Izu. From here, visitors can take clear views of Mount Fuji or landscape photos of the mountain peeking over forests, lakes and colorful hills. In the heart of the park is Lake Ashi – …

Osaka Castle – One of Japan’s most famous landmarks

Osaka Castle is one of the most famous and historic castles in all of Japan. The iconic Osaka symbol in the Kanzai region of central Japan played an important role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth-century samurai era. About the Osaka Castle The current main tower in Osaka Castle is a concrete reconstruction …

Gōgen Yamaguchi and Goshi Yamaguchi interview

  Jitsumi Gauguin Yamaguchi (山口 剛 20; 20 Januari 1909 – 20 May 1989), also known as Kato Gauguin Yamaguchi, Japanese artist and student of Goju-ryu karate under the guidance of Chojun Miyagi. This is one of the most-famous karate-do majori from Japan and the founding of the International Karate-do Association Goju Kai. Gugen Yamaguchi …

Where can you sleep for cheap in Japan?

Capsule hotels are one of the options of budget hotels in Japan. In them, the sleeping cells are located one above the other. This type of hotels are located mainly around airports and train stations, as well as in areas with entertainment venues. However, their guests are not representatives of the most insolvent population, as …

MAZDA RX-7 HEAVEN

RX-7 FD, THIRD GENERATION- 1991 The ultimate expression of Mazda’s rotating power: Yes, in a word – the last chapter in the RX-7 saga so far, FD was also the best. Now transformed by the GT into an uncompromising sports car, the FD looks as eternally modern today as it did when it was first …

JUJUTSU

Jujutsu, also known as kumiuchi, is in the basis of all martial arts. It is the fighting art with which one stops an opponent’s attack without using weapons, and also includes counterattacks and methods to immobilize an opponent. Toward the end of the Sengoku period, it was considered proof of great skill to capture an opponent …

DJ Yamaoka

DJ Yamaoka was born in Vidin, Bulgaria in 1976. He currently lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. He started collecting gramophone records in 1988 while traveling with his parents in the former Yugoslavia. At that time, music entered Bulgaria mostly from Yugoslavia because of the communist regime in Bulgaria. He made his first steps as a DJ …

Aikido posture and mutual stance

Right oblique posture is ordinarily required in Ken exercises. Conversely, empty-handed exer­cises require left oblique posture. The latter case is because the initial stance between the two partners is more than two steps apart so that when they mutually take one step forward with their right foot, they may come into contact with each other …

The Mongol Invasions of Japan, 1274 & 1281 CE

The Mongol invasion of Japan took place in 1274 and 1281 AD, when Kublai Khan (ruled 1260–1294) sent two huge fleets from Korea and China. In both cases, the Japanese, and especially the samurai warriors, vigorously defended their shores, but it was the typhoons and the so-called kamikaze or “divine winds” that sank and flooded …

The building made from wood which is invulnerable to earthquakes

In Japan, there is a 7-storey building, invulnerable to earthquakes. It is made mainly of wood. Experiments in this field are usually used for high-tech materials such as flexible concrete or metal alloy. However, the population is more widespread in the population, researchers from five universities have learned to live in the countryside. The idea …