Japanese Martial Arts: Students Mental and State of Mind – Part 4

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Certainly when one wish to learn something, there are steps that needs to be followed. Have you ever heard the terms “Empty your Cup”? This term applies when you want to learn something. The idea is, if your head full’s of assumption on what will you learn, you will have a hard time to understand what the teacher tried to explain, and the teacher is having difficulty to convey the right information to you. This kind of practice needs to be corrected, one-way or another. In Japanese Martial Arts, there are several philosophical concepts the students need to follow in order to walk the path of understanding. What I will discuss today is the right State of Mind that needs to be followed.

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Winter Wonderland – the Enchanting Christmas Illuminations in Tokyo!



Hello everyone! How’s your Christmas day? I hope it was great since today, still in the mood for Christmas, I’m going to present you some pictures of the Christmas Illuminations that we can find in Tokyo!  Just as what I said in some previous posts, that the Christmas and year-end time is the best time to go travel around Tokyo! The reason is because there are so many glittering and enchanting Christmas Illuminations in every famous areas in Tokyo, such as Roppongi, Shiodome, Omotesando, etc that are going to transform the bustling, crowded metropolitan Tokyo into an amazing “Winter Wonderland”. So, get ready to see the magical romantic year-end that you can have in Tokyo! Continue reading

Mastermind Japan 2012 Year End Collaborations


A luxury Japanese fashion label, Mastermind Japan has presented some of their new collaborations in the end of this year. In their last moment, since as of 2013 the designer Honma Masaaki is going to shut down the Mastermind Japan project, they are still presenting some of the cool collaborations with famous brands, such as Carhart, Nike, and ALPHA. So, before it’s too late, let’s take a peek on what are the last series of collaborations of Mastermind Japan in this year. Continue reading

A Bathing Ape 2013 Spring/Summer Lookbook

A Japanese well-known street wear brand, A Bathing Ape, just launched their lookbook for the spring / summer 2013 collection. Nigo, as the designer, delivers a brand new camouflage patterns for the next spring / summer collection, as well as a series of new collaborations, such as the collaborations with Gitman Brothers, Ebbets Field Flannels,  George Cox, Champion, and others. As usual, the shark parka and the Bape’s typical graphic shirts also make their return in the next spring/summer collection. Just check out the upcoming spring/summer collection of A Bathing Ape below. Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2012 Everyone!!!

I guess there isn’t a single moment in a year that feels as peaceful as Christmas time. For me, Christmas is not just a celebration day for Christian, but it’s more like a time to share our love to everyone that are important for us, time to give a joy to be exact! Therefore, though still a little bit early, all of the Japanese crews want to wish you guys Merry Christmas 2012! Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas this year!!! Below, there’s a little Christmas present for the readers of Japanesense and for all of you who love Japan!

It’s a video of a live concert of Gackt, the song titled 十二月のLove Song or what we know as December’s Love Song. Hope this song from Gackt-san will make your Christmas time even better.

So, one more time, Japanesense crews want to wish you, just like what John Lennon said, have a “Very Merry Christmas” guys!!!

Thanks for ALUCARD1257 who had uploaded the video, awesome video mate!

Transportation in Tokyo – Travel Easily with Handy Smart Cards Suica and Pasmo


As a city on the cutting edge of technology, Tokyo, offers almost all of activities to be done easier than in some of the other countries. Since Tokyo is one of the busiest city in the world, filled with lots of busy people, some kind of technologies in the transportation’s field is invented to make it easier for the busy Tokyo people to travel quickly. Suica and Pasmo are the best two examples for the technology in the transportation’s field that really could help you to travel quickly and easily as well as saving your time. Let’s take a deeper look about what are exactly Suica and Pasmo. Continue reading

COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN and eYe 2013 Spring / Summer Collection Preview

One of the biggest Japanese brands that has gained a world-wide appreciation, COMME des GARCONS presents the preview of the next spring / summer from two of their line, COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN and eYe COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN. In the next collection, Junya Watanabe presents milder and lighter colour of clothes, delivering the seasonal feel in every piece of the clothes. Moreover, in the next season, Junya Watanabe also do collaboration with a Japanese long-established sports clothing manufacturer, Champion, to make an interesting looking rider jacket. Beside Champion, for the next season, Junya Watanabe also, again, gained help for designing denim things in the upcoming season from Levi’s. The 2013 spring / summer collection of COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN and eYe COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN will be available in stores at the beginning of the new year. Continue reading