Want to learn how to use sword? why not learning from last SAMURAI?

Want to learn how to use sword? why not learning from last SAMURAI?

    Overview Ninja was a covert agent during the Kamakura(1185-) era to Edo era ( – 1868). They used to work individually or under powerful feudal lords (daimyo, in Japanese) and committed some intelligence assessment, sabotage, infiltration tactics and assassination. They are widely known for their very unique technique, practice and equipment. In this Samurai academy, you can practice the real Samurai technique taught by the descendant of actual former Samurai family.         Information   【Name】Jidai Academy Dojo – The Musashi Ichizoku 【Address】Jidai Academy Dojo 3-5-6…

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…

meditation under waterfall: one of the experiences you must try in a life!

meditation under waterfall: one of the experiences you must try in a life!

      Overview   Takigyo(滝行), is the Japanese way of meditation under small water fall. It is a part of practices for Japanese marital arts groups and some religions such as Vajrayana, Shugendo and Shinto. Under the strong water pressure, it will make you concentrate in your meditation and you will be facing to the wild nature. It is also said as a good massage method from its water pressure and coldness to the muscle.       Information   【Name】Yuuhi no Taki (夕日の滝) 【Address】Yuuhi no Taki: 2230 Yagurazawa,…

Best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto

Best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto

    There are many attractions in Kyoto and many of them provide English explanations, so visitors from overseas can enjoy as well as Japanese people. Here, we are going to introduce best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto.       No.1 Samurai Kembu Theater   Samurai Kembu, the traditional sword dance, attracts many visitors from overseas. The show is explained in English. You can experience a real samurai through lessons. You can dress up in a samurai costume, handle Japanese sword and bring pictures taken when in…

Luxurious Tokyo Sightseeing Experience? Yakatabune (Japanese Houseboat)!

Luxurious Tokyo Sightseeing Experience? Yakatabune (Japanese Houseboat)!

               Overview      Yakatabune are a kind of private Japanese boat, where people ride for sightseeing or holding party with friends and families. You can enjoy sightseeing in Tokyo in an unconventional way−−− from boat. You can enjoy the sight Tokyo’s bayside where you can see many unique bridges along river, Skytree, and Odaiba. During spring, you can enjoy a beautiful river view with cherry blossoms. While in summer, you enjoy fireworks. Traditional Japanese food is also served on boat. You will enjoy…

YABUSAME, horseback archery~ the art of speed and strength

YABUSAME, horseback archery~ the art of speed and strength

       Overview      Yabusame means horseback archery activities, which originated from 6 century A.D, when Kinmei emperor prayed for the peace of his kingdom and the rich of his people by shooting off three board on a running horse. However, it does not formally become a ritual until 12 century A.D when Minamoto Noyoritomo changed Yabusame into one of the famous ritual in Japan. Nowadays, many shrine all over Japan offer the chance to take a look of this wonderful ritual which combines skill and strength.  …

The tournament of champions, J League!

The tournament of champions, J League!

                    Overview         J League refers to Japan Professional Football League, there are also some of them called J1 League.                How to Purchase Ticket       Tickets are available on J League official site http://www.jleague.jp/en/   Firstly, choose a season club or game. Next, choose the type of seats and payment method. Please pay attention to that special seats and VIP seats tickets (reserved ones) might be sold out soon. Sometimes there will…

J League

J League

      Overview    J League refers to Japan Professional Football League, there are also some of them called J1 League.   How to Purchase Ticket Tickets are available on J League official site http://www.jleague.jp/en/ Firstly, choose a season club or game. Next, choose the type of seats and payment method. Please pay attention to that special seats and VIP seats tickets (reserved ones) might be sold out soon. Sometimes there will be tickets sold on the game day , but it is unsure , thus our suggestion is…

Run Baby Run ! TOKYO MARATHON!

Run Baby Run ! TOKYO MARATHON!

          Overview   Tokyo Marathon is an annual marathon event held in Tokyo. Recently, Tokyo Marathon joined the World Marathon Majors and became the part of one of the biggest marathon events in the world.           Event Schedule   February or March Upcoming event: February 28, 2016           How to Apply   Application period is between August 1 and August 31. Applicants will be selected by the lottery if applications exceeded the limit. Procedure is conducted on the…