May 17 ,2019

What is the "ONI" in Japan on earth?! Different terrible things in Japan and other countries!

Why are their face like this? The reason will be announced below--I'd like to introduce to you the image of ghosts in different countries!

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May 14 ,2019

The Meanings Behind Traditional Japanese Patterns That Even Japanese People Don't Know!? ~Part.4~

Countries all over the world develop their own patterns and small objects to ward off ill luck and evil based on their own cultures. This time in part 4, MdJ will summarize and introduce to you traditional Japanese patterns with effect of warding off ill luck and evil in Japan!

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May 07 ,2019

:: YAYOI KUSAMA :: The Goddess of Pop art :: All about Japanese Artist ::

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May 02 ,2019 SERIES

Japanese Soul Food -Annual Event- : May - Hatsu-gatsuo, Kabuto-ni, Chimaki [ Japan Culture Project ]

One of the five seasonal festivals. Originally an unlucky day in China, due to the pair of odd numbers in its date, where irises and mugwort were used to ward off evil and venomous insects from homes.
The Edo Period saw the word for the iris "shoubu" become a homophone for "warlike spirit", so it became customary to decorate helmets, armor, warbanners and streamers with irises in hopes of success in battle. Originally meant to bring continued success of the children of samurai warriors, it has survived to this day as a boys' festival.

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  • Food & Sweets
May 01 ,2019 SERIES

[ Golden Week, the longest vacation of Japan in 2019 ]

Japan has started a new era with changing her reign title to "Reiwa", but it is so exaggerated to say so, because in fact, our life has not changed too much. However, due to the accession of the new Mikado, there will be a big change, that is, the Golden Week of this year, a 10-day consecutive holiday. This time, I'd like to introduce to you this special Golden Week!

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Apr 18 ,2019

Dosukoi ! Let me introduce to you the strong "Rikishi" of Sumo, the Japanese national sport!

Do you know "sumo"?

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Apr 01 ,2019 SERIES

[ Spring, the season of entrance ceremony ]

Last month, I present to you the article about the Japanese graduation ceremony. When the graduation ceremony ends, the following will be entrance ceremony. To my surprise, I heard it is only in Japan that graduation ceremony and the entrance ceremony are held in spring, and in most countries, such events will be held in the fall.

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Mar 16 ,2019

JAPAN CULTURE PROJECT Part 3: Washoku Finally published!

Japan Culture Project by Manga Design:
Japan Culture Project by Manga Design is about the Japanese cultural art that roots matsuri festivals, washoku, traditional techniques and fashion in daily life. It is visualized by the Japanese original technique of expression–MANGA DESIGN and published via websites and exhibitions at home and abroad. It is a cultural creative promotion project aimed at promoting public interests in Japanese culture. The project is also being carried out as a talent development project in arts and culture, with the collaboration of industry‐university‐government and the participation of students from the fine arts university as well.

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Mar 01 ,2019 SERIES

[ The custom to give the second button as a present in graduation ceremony]

Which season in your country is the graduation ceremony in? In Japan, traditionally March is the time for graduation ceremony and April is the season for entrance ceremony. Not only in schools, in this time more people will have inaugural activities and job changes, which is the season when the social environment around one changes the most.

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Feb 07 ,2019

Learn about these, you can also become a master in Japanese!

I really want to go to Japan, but I can't speak Japanese and I'm a bit worried…Japanese has three kinds of writing characters: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji, which is so complicated…
This time MdJ collects some articles that you can learn the basics of Japanese for those who have these kinds of ideas!

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Feb 01 ,2019 SERIES

[ Do you eat sushi rolls quietly? A little unusual Japanese culture ]

In the article of February last year, we introduced one of the Setsubun events called Mamemaki (Eating beans to drive away the evil! ⇦paste article link here please). This time we will introduce another Setsubun event called Eho-maki.

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Jan 16 ,2019

【Origami】You can play it after folding! The way to fold shuriken that you may not know【Instruction】

Click here for instruction on how to fold paper cranes
This time the second part of origami series is about ""shuriken(dart)"", which is the must-have for ninja and very popular among children! At the end of this part you can find the video on how to fold, so please make sure to have a try!

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