Osaka, a city that is one of Japan's most important economic centers, has many sights and activities to offer for tourists and travelers. (・∀・) Art by Little Miss Paintbrush

10 Things To Do When in Osaka. Osaka, a city that is one of Japan's most important economic centers, has many sights and activities to offer for tourists and travelers.

Kyoto, Japan

Heianjingu-Shrine, Kyoto, Japan – one of my favorite places in the world and it's especially beautiful during cherry blossom season.

Belle Époque

Belle Époque

The details of Karamon gate in Encho-ji, Kamakura, Japan. The karamon or karakado (唐門 lit. Chinese gate?) is a type of gate seen in Japanese architecture. It is characterized by the usage of karahafu, an undulating bargeboard peculiar to Japan. Karamon are often used at the entrances of Japanese castles, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, and have historically been a symbol of authority.

Image The details of Karamon gate in Encho-ji, Kamakura, Japan. Karamon are often used at the entrances of Japanese castles, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, and have historically been a symbol of authority.

Horyuji Shrine, Japan (法隆寺 光と風)- impossible for me pin in art-deco forniture , please follow and invite me with my second board...if you can of course.thanks yoshiki.

Horyuji Shrine, Japan (法隆寺 光と風) Japan's slowly turning into a country I just have to visit!

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Kimonos are handmade, and geisha usually get kimonos designed just for them. Kimono prints and fabrics change with the seasons, but they are always made of silk. Geisha also spend about two hours just doing their makeup, hair, and putting on the kimono!

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These 12 Pictures Of Cats Enjoying Cherry Blossoms Will Convince You There's Nothing More Beautiful!

Japanese Lucky Cats "Maneki-Neko" at   Gotokuji Temple, Tokyo 豪徳寺の招き猫

Japanese Lucky Cats "Maneki-Neko" at Gotokuji Temple Tokyo, Japan 招き猫

by Uemura Shoen (1875-1949)   First Woman to receive the Order Of Cultural Merit in Japan (1948)

Painting by Uemura Tsune aka Uemura Shoen (Japanese, 1875 - Meiji period : Nihonga style: remarkable for being a female artist in those times.

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