What is the secret of the Japanese rock garden
The mystery of the disappearing fifteenth stone is, perhaps, the first thing the European has associated with the traditional Japanese “dry” garden. However, neither the "invisible" stone, nor "Mount Fuji",…

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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…

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CLOTHES IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ARTS
In today's world, traditional clothing naturally gives way to a European dress. Kimono is also subject to change. Now it is made using modern dyeing and weaving technologies. Its decoration…

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What to bring with you to Japan?

If you are planning a trip but don’t know what to bring to Japan, be sure to check out this article. Although the main advice for all travelers is not to overdo things, you should be very careful about the contents of the suitcase. At the same time, you should not be upset in advance if something from everyday objects suddenly stays at home – in Japan you can easily buy any missing trifle.

What to bring with you to Japan: items of prime importance
Valid passport.
Visa. To enter Japan, Russian citizens require a visa. It can be issued independently or by contacting a travel agency. Please note: at least 6 months must remain before the expiry of the passport.
Flights We advise you to have paper copies of return tickets with you, so that, if necessary, present them to Japanese border guards.
Confirmation of reservation at the hotel. The presence of a printout will be useful both to you personally Continue reading

What to try in Japan?

The country has managed to maintain ancient traditions, but at the same time prefers to follow the ultramodern development path. Here, the cities of the future strangely coexist with the wonders of nature, and martial arts are taught in schools along with programming. Like everything in Japan, local dishes are admirable.
Japan is a world of unimaginable contrasts. The country has managed to maintain ancient traditions, but at the same time prefers to follow the ultramodern development path. Here, the cities of the future strangely coexist with the wonders of nature, and martial arts are taught in schools along with programming. Like everything in Japan, local dishes are admirable. Traditional goodies are often quite nutritious and consist predominantly of fresh seasonal produce. So, let’s choose the most popular dishes, Continue reading

Anime and Manga as Contemporary Art in Japan

What is anime and manga? The simplest definition looks like this:
Manga are Japanese comics.
Anime is a Japanese animation.

It is often believed that the terms “manga” and “anime” are limited to some genres (fiction, fantasy) and graphic styles (realism, “big eyes”). This is not true. The terms “manga” and “anime” define only the basic culture on the basis of which the corresponding works are created.

There is not a single country in the world in which such attention is paid to comics and animation. The creators of the popular Japanese comics are very wealthy people (Takahashi Rumiko is one of the richest women in Japan), the most famous of them are national celebrities, manga makes up about a quarter of all printed materials produced in Japan Continue reading

ANIMATION OF CELESTIAL COLOR
In search of explanations of actual reality, social researchers are increasingly turning to the analysis of media products. The history of this interest is closely connected with the development of…

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Mores in Japan
If it’s good, one isn’t enough, and if it’s bad, two are enough. The first man and first woman, in the understanding of the Japanese, is the god Idaanami and…

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Toshiro Mifune
Here is the scenario for a movie someone should make. If they can get Toshiro Mifune for it, he'd be terrific as the lead: September, 1945. The war has just…

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