Fushimi Inari-taisha

life back home

I think this is my last post about my exchange period at Ryukoku University. August 11 was my flight home. This period was a memorable and eventful for me. I learned a lot about myself and the culture of Japan, I got acquainted with a lot of interesting people from different countries and cultures, I…

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Tsundere type of anime characters

In this post I want to tell you about one of the most popular anime/manga character type, tsundere. This is also one of my final papers topic at Ryukoku University (Japanese movie and literature course). I will describe this topic briefly. Maybe it is interesting for some of my followers. So, please, enjoy! My acquaintance…

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Onsen – Hot Springs (温泉)

Onsen is the name of the hot springs in Japan, and often also the name of the accompanying tourism infrastructure – hotels, inns, restaurants located near the source. In the country full of manifestations of volcanism, there are more than 2000 hot springs used for bathing. Onsen are open when bathing takes place in a…

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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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Ryukoku University Fukakusa Campus

Evaluation the quality of teaching

Hello from Japan! Today I want to tell you more about education in Ryukoku University. I’m going to evaluate shortly the quality of teaching and the academic content of the courses. Also, I will try to compare it with JAMK. All courses here contain about three points from which the final evaluation is formed. It…

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