BLOG: From Japan’s Big Cities and Beyond

  • Kyudo: Japanese Archery

    Kyudo: Japanese Archery

    In the serene landscapes of Japan, an ancient martial art has thrived for centuries, embodying the perfect union of discipline, precision, and spiritual depth. Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is more than just archery; it is a meditative practice that seeks harmony between the archer, the bow, and the target. Originating from samurai traditions,…

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  • Wagashi – Kyoto’s Special Treat

    Japan’s culinary heritage is a rich tapestry of flavors, techniques, and artistic expression. Among the myriad delights that grace Japanese cuisine, wagashi stands out as a cultural treasure. Wagashi, meaning “Japanese sweets,” is a distinctive category of confections that reflects the country’s deep appreciation for beauty, nature, and seasonal changes. At the heart of wagashi…

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  • Zazen Meditation Practice

    Zazen Meditation Practice

    In the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced world, finding a moment of tranquility can feel like an elusive dream. Enter Zazen, a profound meditation practice rooted in Zen Buddhism that offers a sanctuary of stillness amidst the chaos. Derived from the Japanese words “za,” meaning sitting, and “zen,” signifying meditation, Zazen is not just…

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  • Katana Forging

    Katana Forging

    In the heart of traditional Japanese craftsmanship lies the art of katana forging, a time-honored process that transcends generations, blending skill, spirituality, and metallurgical precision. Crafting a katana is more than a mere blacksmith’s task; it’s a spiritual journey that connects the artisan with centuries of tradition. At the core of katana forging is the…

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  • Watching Sumo

    Watching Sumo

    In the heart of Japan, amidst the ancient traditions and modern bustle, exists a sport that embodies the essence of strength, skill, and ritual: sumo wrestling. To witness a sumo match is to be transported into a world where tradition meets athleticism in a mesmerizing dance of power and technique. Stepping into a sumo arena,…

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  • Mysterious Geisha

    Mysterious Geisha

    The geisha, a symbol of grace and refinement, has long captivated the world with her mysterious allure. Originating in Japan, the geisha lifestyle is a rich tapestry woven with tradition, artistry, and an unwavering commitment to perfection. At first glance, the geisha may be mistaken for a high-class courtesan, but in reality, she is an…

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  • Making Sake!

    Making Sake!

    Sake, often referred to as Japanese rice wine, is a traditional Japanese beverage with a rich history dating back over a thousand years. The process of making sake is a meticulous and artful craft that combines science, skill, and a deep respect for tradition. The journey of sake begins with the selection of high-quality rice,…

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  • Newsletter 02

    Newsletter 02

    It’s already mid-November and we have several clients traveling all over Japan at present. It is wonderful to see their adventurous spirit, willingness to try new food and drink, and to also show class and deportment when things do not go as perfectly planned, or when the weather does not cooperate, or when there is…

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  • Newsletter 01

    Newsletter 01

    Hello all! We are working steadily at being ready to work with our friends far and wide with an eye on the spring. Here is our first new newsletter that is sent to agencies and friends who are looking for a Deep Japan travel adventure. If you have found this and are not a travel…

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  • Anime: Where did it come from?

    Journey to Deep Japan and explore tradition and culture. In this blog we explore the new and old. In this case, ANIME!

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