What is modern popular music in Japan?
The concept of modern Japanese pop music in a broader sense also refers to Japanese rock music, which is why many Japanese rock musicians rank some of their work as…

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How to celebrate New Year in Japan
New Year in Japan: holiday history, traditions and customs, Japanese analogues of Santa Claus, Christmas tree, greetings and postcards, feast and festivities. New Year is the most famous holiday celebrated…

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How Samurai's son Matsuo Basho glorified the Japanese three-song haiku all over the world
Haiku (hoku) remains popular largely due to the fact that it perfectly conveys the subtexts of the funny, allows you to achieve funny understatement - a couple of expressive touches,…

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Why is summer and autumn the best time to travel in Japan?

There is probably no other country in the world that could achieve such technological progress and at the same time maintain millennial traditions. It is interesting to come to Japan for the tenth and twentieth time – this country will always have something to surprise even the most advanced traveler. People come to Japan for interesting national culture, unusual architecture and gastronomy, as well as for nature, which is very cherished here.
Japan is interesting in any season, but it is most comfortable here in spring and autumn. In the summer, as a rule, it is quite hot, and walks in the sights can be combined with a vacation on the beach, going to the coast. Sakura blooms in spring, and there is no crowding among tourists from all over the world. In the fall, comfortable weather sets in, and there are fewer tourists than in the spring. This is an ideal season for walking, because all over the country maple leaves turn purple in color, the season of “momiji” begins. Continue reading

Yakuza Eyga

Yakuza Eyga (Jap. ヤ ク ザ 映 画, literally – gangster cinema) is a Japanese cinema genre dedicated to the yakuza, at different times allowing either heroization or absolute denial of these characters. In the 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, the genre absolutely dominated the film distribution of this country.

The formation of the genre
In the era of silent cinema, films about bakuto, the forerunners of modern yakuza, became widespread in Japan. Most often, the plots were dedicated to fictional or real historical characters, to noble lone robbers who came to the defense of peasants oppressed by the authorities. For example, at least 8 films were dedicated to the semi-legendary hero from the time of the Tokugawa clan Tyuji Continue reading

Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada (Hiroyuki Sanada) – Japanese actor, in demand not only in the homeland, but also in Hollywood. Known for the films “The Shadow Samurai”, “The Last Samurai”, “Rush Hour 3”, “Hell”, “Call”, the television series “Lost.”

Hiroyuki was born on October 12, 1960 in Tokyo. Acting craft, a young man comprehended under the guidance of the famous Japanese actor Sonny Chiba in Japan Action Club. Within the walls of this institution, Hiroyuki Shimosawa changed his last name to the pseudonym Sanada. For the first time in the movie, Hiroyuki starred at the age of 14, playing a rather large role in the drama “The Executioner” (1974), where his teacher Sonny Chiba played the main role. The legendary actor in many ways became the guide of the young Hiroyuki to the world of Japanese cinema. So, at the age of 18, Hiroyuki appeared in another film with Chib in the title role – the fantastic action movie “Message from Space” (1978).

It should be noted that from a young age, Sanada planned to play action films, so the student underwent impressive training in basic martial arts. Therefore, it was not difficult for a young Japanese to play the action Continue reading

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