Japanese old wooden house in Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum 小金井市 江戸東京たてもの園

Wood, light, shadow Traditional Japanese architecture - very practical and oh so beautiful

Japanese room. These are not places I would necessarily inhabit physically. But in my mind I have built places like this: beautiful places of space, wonder and contemplation. The fact that you want to know who I am quoting means you do not yet understand. That you do not see you could be in such a room in five minutes time and it will be with you a lifetime is sadder still. ~Mac

"The outer rooms were a tatami maze with endless spring-loaded screen doors that would shut upon detection of an intruder.

Kaiseki Restaurant in Kyoto, Japan

What is Kaiseki ? Answer it yourself - Come on a literary journey to Kikunoi for some Amazing Kaiseki in Kyoto Japan.

Most beautiful, tranquil ryokan ever, in the old part of Kyoto. Amazing kaiseki food served in your room, and giant steaming cedar baths you can have to yourself any time of day. I stayed in Yasunari Kawabata's old room.

HIIRAGIYA was established in and has gained a requtation over the past one-hundred-and-fifty years as one of the most beloved of Japan's traditional inns, or ryokan.

Recently, Japanese sites and Twitter users in Tokyo have spotted an old guy dressed in a sailor style school uniform—a truly unusual sight to behold. People were amused. People were baffled. What the hell was going on?!  Japanese site IT Media met Kobayashi and asked him the question on everyone’s mind: Why do you dress like a Japanese schoolgirl?

Who is that cheerful man with the adorably double-braided beard and why is he dressed up as a Japanese schoolgirl? Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft has the scoop: This is Hideaki Kobayashi and he’s known (and.

converted old japanese school building

converted old japanese school building. Interior white ceiling with dark wood

Harajyuku Church, Tokyo

Harajyuku Church, Tokyo, by Ciel Rouge Création, 2005



Old Japanese school back pack

You know those square backpacks that Japanese elementary school students lug around? In Harajuku, you occasionally see somebody who has dug one from the depths of a closet and uses it as a supercool street fashion accessory.

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