Browsing Category : CULTURE

IMIWA? HELP JAPANESE LEARNERS

By MARINA

I truly understand that many foreigners feel uncomfortable when they meet Kanji. Even we Japanese sometimes encounter the one we can’t recognize. On the other hand lots of tourists from overseas seem to have interests on Kanji. For you Kanji is something mysterious and cool, don’t you. Kanji is a very convenient character if you can handle. Once you can…

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MYSTERIOUS SNACK STREET IN BEIJING

By MARINA

I’m a food lover. One of the purposes of my traveling is eating local food. Of course I like dining in a gorgeous restaurant. But at the same time, I love hanging around the streets with food stands and tasting the one my eyes alighted upon. In Beijing there is a famous food street, at Wangfujing (王府井).   While here is…

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SAKURA IS EVERYTHING

By MARINA

Japanese love SAKURA, cherry blossom, much more than you expected. For Japanese Sakura comes before everything. I think that we Japanese suffer from SAKURA decease. In this spring season, Sakura can determine the place where Japanese goes on weekends. Japanese choose travel destination depending on the existence of Sakura. Japanese go to see Sakura regardless of day and night. The…

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DISCOVER BOTERO’S WORLD

By MARINA

  MEET BOTERO AND HIS MASTERPIECES When I see Botero’s artworks, a sudden smile flashes on my face. Maybe it’s because the figures are unpolished or because they seem to be imbalanced. And his artworks usually tell me something coolly, seriously or ironically. The more I get to know about political and social situations of Colombia, the more I can enjoy his masterpieces. So…

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THE LAUGHING SALESMAN: BEWITCHING SMILE

By MARINA

Do you know the anmie series, The Laughing Salesman? The main character is Fukuzo Moguro, and he approaches the person who has sorrows and jealousy, with honeyed words. His mission itself is to fill gaps between their current condition and their soul. He can make their life much better, only if they follow his advice. But unfortunately all person are…

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INVITATION TO DALI’S WORLD

By MARINA

Salvador Dalí is one of my favorite artists. His works inspire me and encourage me to create new idea and flash. And sometimes they give me a time to chuckle. Unfortunately he is no more, and couldn’t create masterpieces, but his works always impart a fresh feeling to me. So whenever I visit to Spain, I habitually go to see…

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THE REASON I LISTEN TO CUBAN MUSIC

By MARINA

There are lots of things to do in Cuba. We can enjoy majestic nature through scuba diving, horse riding and trekking. It’s really marvelous to visit art galleries and workshops, and immerse our self in art world. It may be worth eating all kinds of sandwiches, and listening to various music. In addition it is good to sway to the…

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