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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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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Universal Studios Japan

In Japan, there are two large amusement parks: Disneyland in Tokyo and Universal Studios in Osaka. Like any large amusement park, this park should be dedicated all day to visit everything and try the most interesting. The park is decorated completely in the style of California, full of the feeling that you are in the…

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Nara 奈良市

Nara is located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka. Due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan’s oldest and largest temples. After the capital was relocated to Heijo-kyo (now Nara City) in 710, many temples and shrines were built there under the…

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