Daikanyama – Stylistic, Cozy, and Serene Neighbour of Shibuya


Sarugaku, Daikanyama

During my trip to Tokyo, there are some areas that I really love, such as Shibuya, Harajuku, Ueno, and Daikanyama. I guess for the first three areas, Shibuya, Harajuku, and Ueno, most of you have known exactly about what are the things inside those areas and why those areas are famous, however, I think not a lot of people really have idea about what and where Daikanyama is. As one of the areas that caught my heart, Daikanyama is not as big or as popular as Shibuya or Harajuku, but Daikanyama has their kind of attractive points which are different from what Shibuya and Harajuku have. So, today let’s explore this Shibuya’s stylistic, cozy, and serene neighbour, Daikanyama. Continue reading

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!


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Roppongi

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

Japanese Martial Arts: Most well known is from Gendai Budo! – Part 3


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They say new is always better. Is it? Aside from Gendai budō is created after the Meiji Restoration in 1868, there is not much difference shown between Koryū and Gendai budō. As a matter of fact, the Japanese modern martial arts is pretty much developed from Koryū, although the uses of the martial arts are very different. You might notice that there are an increase of unarmed martial arts in Gendai budō. That’s because the aim of modern martial arts is a study of life principles, for example as a means to refine one’s approach to conflict or danger. To study the philosophy of defense rather than attacking, is easier being incorporate in unarmed martial arts.

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