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Fruits Basket and the zodiac japanese

Fruits Basket and the zodiac japanese

In reality the zodiac, which the japanese is derived from that developed a long time ago by the chinese; it is formed by 12 animals: the ox, the horse, the goat, the rooster, the pig, the dog, the dragon, the snake, the tiger, the monkey, the rabbit and the mouse; chosen because the first six are those...

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The 72 seasons of the japanese

The 72 seasons of the japanese

As many fans of japanese culture will know, the japanese have always placed great importance to nature and its changes; witness the numerous poems that have come down to us in which nature is used as a mirror of the human soul, and its continual change is the impermanence of the feelings of the people.The...

Karuta: the ancient card game japanese

Karuta: the ancient card game japanese

The term "karuta" means either of the decks of traditional cards, different card games, it is derived from the Portuguese word “carta”, this is because the playing cards were introduced into Japan at the beginning of the 1600s by the Portuguese merchants.There are decks of cards, derived from the Portuguese...

Shunbun no hi: the spring equinox

Shunbun no hi: the spring equinox

The economy of Japan is based primarily on agriculture, for which there was no need for either the emperor is for the farmers to keep pace with climate change, and to ensure to the country a rich cultivation; for this reason, there are many events related to the passage of the season.Today, 20 March...

Chichi no hi: day of the dad

Chichi no hi: day of the dad

Here in Italy the 19th of march every year is father's day and as in other countries of catholic tradition, this celebration is linked to the figure of St. Joseph, proclaimed by the christian Church as patron of fathers of families; not to the event is celebrated on the same day.In Japan, the "父の日""chichi-no-hi"...

Rittai Abuse: the fashion of the masks

Rittai Abuse: the fashion of the masks

In this period, also in Italy there is the need to wear hygiene masks to contain the spread of the coronavirus covid-19. For us, that we were not accustomed to wear them is a novelty, but in Japan is not so strange to meet people who walk around wearing this accessory even when there is a real health...

Japan: soap “sexy” for otaku

Japan: soap “sexy” for otaku

The obsessive love for a particular hobby is the defining characteristic of otaku, but some otaku of anime and video games also develop an aversion... to hygiene.The rest if your life style involves spending most of the time at home hygiene standards will certainly not gain. After all, even the most...

Hanami: watching the cherry blossoms

Hanami: watching the cherry blossoms

The streets of Japan are full of cherry trees that with the end of winter and the beginning of spring, adorning the quarters of the japanese thanks to their white flowers and fragrant.There are several types of cherry trees: the oldest is the Jindai Like, is still found today in the garden of the temple...

Hinamatsuri: the festival of little girls

Hinamatsuri: the festival of little girls

The hinamatsuri, translated into Italian as the “feast of the dolls” or“party girls” is held on the 3 of March of each year. During this event, in all the homes of the families where there is at least a child is exposed on a platform with a red carpet, on which are placed the dolls that represent the...