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Japanese life and culture! live in harmony with nature and people

From here I would like to introduce you to Japanese life and culture. I think that the keyword to understand Japanese life and culture is "Harmony". Therefore, I would like to summarize Japanese life and culture from this viewpoint of "harmony" on this site.

"Harmony" which is based on Japanese life and culture

What image do you have about Japan? From some people, Japan seems to be a very difficult country to understand.

Japan may be "Galapagos" in a sense. In an island country away from the continent, unique living and culture has been nurtured.

After coming to Japan, many people are surprised at the life and culture that have developed like the Galapagos.

While enormous cities such as Tokyo and Osaka develop, the rich nature of the four seasons welcomes visitors.

Traditions such as shrines, sumo and kabuki still remain, but new cultures such as animation, cosplay, robots, etc. are born one after another.

A country where all contradictory things are symbiotic. That is Japan.

If you click the image below, you will be brought to the world of Japanese mysterious harmony.

I have prepared various pages, so please visit a lot of pages and have fun.

Harmony with Nature

Harmony with Nature, Japan = Adobe Stock
Harmony with Nature! Life in the changing seasons of Japan

There are four rich seasons in Japan. Japanese agriculture follows the changes in the four seasons accordingly and when rice grows in abundance the Japanese hold festivals to thank god. In this cycle of four seasons, various unique cultures have developed. I would like to introduce to you the lifestyle and ...

Harmony with People

Harmony with people! 4 historical backgrounds that Japanese cherish the harmony with the surrounding people

The Japanese cherish the harmony with the surrounding people. If you come to Japan, you will feel it throughout the city. For example, as the following movie shows, when Japanese people cross the intersection, they carefully cross each other. I think that there are four historical backgrounds in these Japanese characteristics. ...


Portrait of a Maiko geisha in Gion Kyoto = shutterstock
Harmony of Tradition & Modernity (1) Tradition! Geisha, Kabuki, Sento, Izakaya, Kintsugi, Japanese swords ...

In Japan, a lot of traditional old things have remained. For example, they are temples and shrines. Or they are competitions such as Sumo, Kendo, Judo, Karate. There are lots of unique facilities such as public baths and pubs amongst the cities. In addition, there are various traditional rules in people's ...


Cosplay, Japanese girl = Adobe Stock
Harmony of Tradition & Modernity (2) Modernity! Maid Cafe, Robot Restaurant, Capsule Hotel, Conveyor Belt Sushi ...

While many traditional cultures remain in Japan, very contemporary pop culture and services are born one after another and are gaining popularity. Some foreign tourists who came to Japan are surprised that tradition and contemporary things coexist. On this page, I will introduce the things that you can actually enjoy when ...


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I appreciate you reading to the end.


About me

Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.


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