Become Gordon Ramsay with the use of Japanese ktichen tools!

Become Gordon Ramsay with the use of Japanese ktichen tools!

 Are you fond of cooking? Just like Japan is famous for washoku and its unique taste, Japan also has developed its original kitchen tools. And, many groups of handcraft men used to do business in Kyoto in Muromachi period, therefore Kyoto is like a treasure house of kitchen tools. Let’s embark on an exploration!       No 1 Kaikado     This is a store that specializes in tea caddies. Their tea caddies are famous for its stylish, graceful design. The price is a little expensive but it is…

Japanese drum lessons! try hard to catch up the rhythm

Japanese drum lessons! try hard to catch up the rhythm

  Overview   Japanese drums are originated to the Jomon period (the time in prehistoric Japan from about 12,000 BC) and it was used as information transmission means. They are often played on the occasions of traditional festivals, Kabuki, Noh (a major form of classical Japanese musical drama) and religious ceremonies at temples and shrines. Japanese traditional drums are played with such dynamic physical movements and it is very energetic and powerful. If you are interested in Japanese festivals or music, it will be definitely an enjoyable cultural experience for…

Learning SUMO from the pro!

Learning SUMO from the pro!

    Overview   Sumo is the Japanese traditional wrestling sport where wrestlers try to force each other out of a circular ring or to touch the ground with anything except the soles of the feet. Sumo has been associated with Shinto (the ethnic religion of Japanese people) ritual. In Shinto, Sumo is regarded as the expression of the respect and appreciation to the God (”kami” in the context of Shinto) by wrestling among two healthy men blessed their power by the God. Some certain shrines in Japan still carry…