Daruma-doll 達磨

こんにちは! Today I want to tell you about an interesting souvenir from Japan. It is the Daruma doll, which personifies Bodhidharma (the founder of Zen Buddhism in China), in Japanese syncretic mythology – a deity that brings happiness. An ancient Japanese legend says that the monk Bodhidharma was born in the capital of the South…

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Tōfuku-ji 東福寺

Hello! Today I want to tell you about my favorite temple in Kyoto. This is a Buddhist temple complex in the southeast of Kyoto. Tōfuku-ji was founded in 1236 by the imperial chancellor Kujō Michiie. He appointed the monk Enni as founding priest, who had studied Rinzai Zen Buddhism in China under the monk Wuzhun…

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Tokyo's streets

Tokyo Part II Akihabara 秋葉が原

Maid cafes, endless arcade halls and anime fans will take you to another reality, whose name is Akihabara. Just 5 minutes from the main train station Tokyo Station, and you are in the epicenter of otaku – dedicated fans of anime and manga. (〃^▽^〃) Electronics City Akihabara is the largest electronics market in Japan; district…

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Tokyo Part I

One of my dreams was to see Tokyo. In May, I had a couple of days off and I decided to go to the capital of Japan. A little bit about buying tickets There are three ways to get from Kyoto to Tokyo: plane, bus, train. The plane is quite expensive. Tickets can be bought…

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There is lots of temples in Kyoto

Practical tips for fellow-students

こんにちは! ヽ(・∀・)ノ In today’s post, I want to share some practical advice for those students who want to go to Ryukoku university for exchange! Let’s go! About getting a visa and drawing up the documents I already told here Now I want to tell about study in Ryukoku university, courses etc. It is difficult to…

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