July, 2011

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Hadakamatsuri: The Naked Festival (Japan)


This is a type of Japanese festival where participants wear a minimum amount of clothing, instead of going completely naked. Outfits usually compromise of a Japanese loincloth (called fundoshi) with a short happicoat. Naked festivals are held in dozens of places throughout Japan every year, usually in the summer orRead More …

The difficulties of the Japanese language


Languages courses Japanese is a hard language to learn because it is comprised of three written systems, Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Kanji is the written language that came from the Japanese, but unlike English does not include an alphabet system. Hiragana is the traditional Japanese written language that like EnglishRead More …

Japanese Neo-Punk Culture


The entire punk subculture emergence and prominence was as a result of the Neo-Punk movement. However this remarkable development is not new in Japan because in the 1970s there was a clandestine movement known as Karasu-zoku alias Crow Tribe. The followers of this movement wore black clothes resembling the colorRead More …

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