The Mazecity Crew takes a step to familiarize our visitors with country which is the very source of animes also known as 'The land of the Rising Sun', we take a look at their culture, festival, foods, fireworks, swords, idols, language... and anything else that is interesting enough to catch our attention. We hope to cover everything from Akihabara to Yaki Soba in due time. :P
Hey! what's Up everyone?!!! It feels like ages since I posted anything, and all these days I've been itching to write something about Japan. so here we are!!!! As we all know, there are many action packed and interesting Anime events that goes on in Japan and all over the world. So Today i decided to cover one of the big daddies of Anime Events! lol! so check it out! :)
Hello everyone! This is going to be my first news piece on Japanese culture so I decided to go all out with visualizations and artworks! I worked really hard since Thursday to collect all the data, but it was really fun and educational. :D This article covers a brief history of the tea ceremony, The rich and vibrant utensils used by the guests and the the tea host and the full etiquette followed by the guests in the ceremony. So I hope you guys enjoy and learn as much as I did! ^_^
Recently I was browsing through some of my old Reader’s Digest collection and I ran into some pretty cool things on chopsticks. So thought of sharing them with you guys. The first article goes like this....
Chopsticks Dos and Don’ts
- Do lay them on chopsticks rests or horizontally across the top of the bowl when not in use.
- Don’t stick them vertically into a bowl of rice – that resembles incense sticks and is associated with death.
Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami
Tsunami Hits Japan After 8.9 Earthquake 11 Mar 2011 A major tsunami has struck northern Japan after a large earthquake rocked the capital of Tokyo. Cars, trucks, houses and buildings have been swept away by a 13ft wave in Onahama city, in Fukushima prefecture. And it is feared a tsunami of up to 32ft could strike the country’s north eastern coast near Miyagi prefecture, closest to the epicentre of the 8.8 8.9 magnitude quake.
TV footage showed waves of muddy waters sweeping over farmland near the city of Sendai, carrying buildings, some on fire, inland as cars attempted to drive away.The March 11 earthquake was preceded by a series of large foreshocks over the previous two days, beginning on March 9th with an M 7.2 event approximately 40 km from the March 11 earthquake, and continuing with a further 3 earthquakes greater than M 6 on the same day.
An aftershock has struck near a nuclear plant in Japan -
Valentines day in Japan is different to the rest of the world where ladies traditionally give chocolate to the lads - and the lads would give chocolates back to the ladies on "White Day" next month on March 14th.
Even if women don't particularly have anybody who they have the hots for, many feel obligated to give chocolates to their superiors or male co-workers - this type of chocolate is called "Giri Choco" [義理チョコ] or "obligatory chocolate."
There are other types of chocolate marketing terms such as "Tomo Choco" [友チョコ] where girls would give chocolate to their best female friends. Then there is the term [自分チョコ] where folks buy chocolate for themselves.