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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:47 pm

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This is a club for all that is Japan related that is not anime or manga. (The rest of the forum is dedicated to that!) This is a club to discover Japanese culture by posting videos, webpages and what not about Japan. Also we can talk about whatever of Japan!




Come join, explore the true culture, lifestyle, history, and beauty of Japan!
UNDERSTAND THE WORLD BETTER!

You can find all kinds of information from the Japanese National Travel Agency [JNTO]
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/


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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:49 pm

Takayama is a city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, which has retained a traditional touch like few other Japanese cities, especially with its beautifully preserved old town.

Takayama gained importance as a source of high quality timber and highly skilled carpenters during the feudal ages. The Takayama Festival, held in spring and autumn, is considered one of Japan's best festivals.


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Post by Nyako~Mayushii on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:22 am

Kyoto is another big tradition based city in Japan, so lots of classic acient culture is preserved there,

Another forum, another place to express our love for Japan~!

We still welcome the newbies~! Comme join us~!

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:50 pm

The Yokohama Bay Bridge (横浜ベイブリッジ ) is an 860-metre-long cable stayed bridge in Yokohama, Japan. Opened September 27, 1989, it crosses Tokyo Bay.

And what can you see in the background?...


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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:43 pm

Photo of the day: The Daibutsu (大仏, "Great Buddha") of Kamakura - Visitors from all over Japan come to Kamakura to get a glimpse of history and feel a connection to the past. Kamakura is a city of great historical significance because it was the place where the Kamakura Shougunate came to power and where the samurai class began their rise. Among the many artifacts to see in this city is a large bronze statue of Budda. (In Japanese, the root 'butsu' means "Buddha" and "Buddhism," so 'Dai-butsu' means "Great Buddha.") This huge statue is even more impressive considering that it was cast in 1252. From Tokyo, Kamakura is about 1.5 hours via express train, so it makes for a great day trip. See it if you have the chance!


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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:17 pm

What Apple and Microsoft might look like if personified as anime characters. This image was shared a lot in Japanese social media last week. Thoughts?

>> http://en.rocketnews24.com/2012/03/25/what-apple-and-microsoft-would-look-like-if-personified-as-anime-characters/



Photo and word of the day: Jinrikisha (じんりきしゃ - 人力車) Meaning: Rickshaw
Walk down the street in many downtown American and European cities, and you might be offered a ride in a horse carriage. In much the same way, you can find rickshaw drivers plying their trade to the tourists in the historical districts of Japanese cities such as Kyoto and Kamakura. The English word "rickshaw" is clearly derived from the Japanese, which straightforwardly breaks down as "person-powered vehicle." While rickshaws are still used as bona fide transportation in other parts of the world, in modern Japan, their use is strictly limited to slightly embarrassed sightseers.


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Post by Tomoyo's Angel on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:41 pm

hey, you can change my name on the members list now. XD

this is my new name. Razz

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Post by BK-201 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:24 pm

the pics get cropped, can't see much.

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:26 pm

BK-201 wrote:the pics get cropped, can't see much.

They arent cropped. if you think they are, just right click and open image in a new tab.

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Post by BK-201 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:37 pm

Keiichi Morisato wrote:
BK-201 wrote:the pics get cropped, can't see much.

They arent cropped. if you think they are, just right click and open image in a new tab.

oh ok, then my tablet doesn't like the formatting of the forums.

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Post by Natsuru-san on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:29 pm

Glad to see this club is back too. Now all 3 clubs that I'm a member of have returned. ^-^ Also Keiichi could you please fix my name in the first post. The s in san isn't supposed to be capitalized. Sorry and thanks.

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:42 pm

Located only an hour from downtown Tokyo, Mount Takao (高尾山) is a popular day-trip destination.

Standing 1,965 ft tall, Mount Takao is a popular place to experience nature and tradition. A Buddhist temple, Takaosan Yakuōin Yūkiji, is located on the mountain.


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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:21 am

A day trip in Fukuoka can allow you to sample a wide range of cultural treats. From cosmopolitan Canal City to Komyozen-ji Temple (built in 1273), to the natural greenscapes of Ohori Park, Fukuoka is a microcosm of all Japan has to offer.


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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:58 am

Mt Fuji.... Took on 27/1/2013


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LAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWL


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Post by Natsuru-san on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:25 pm

Pika bus! WIN! ^-^ Bus' in Canada and the US=epic fail. -_-

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:14 pm

From exquisite crafts to pristine nature and streets where history comes alive, a trip to Kanazawa is full of amazement!


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Five Words You Must Know Before Visiting Japan

Post by Keiichi Morisato on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:50 pm

From Kotaku



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• Kore: "This". "Kore" (pronounced "ko-ray") is incredibly useful when ordering food. You can simply point at a picture on the menu and say "kore". Ditto for shopping. Just point and say "kore". Easy! "Kore" is used for things close to you. You should know that "sore" (pronounced "so-ray") means "that" and is used to refer to things close to the person you are talking with. "Are" (pronounced "ah-ray") is used to refer to things that are far from the both of you. It means "that over there". But if you get mixed up, just point!


• Kudasai: "Please". "Kudasai" (pronounced "koo-duh-sigh") is also useful while ordering. So if you find something you want and say, "kore kudasai" ("this please"), you are well on your way to communicating with locals! You can also put other things in front of "kudasai" and order. For example, "miso ramen kudasai" ("miso ramen please") or "biiru kudasai" ("beer please").


• Doko: "Where". "Doko" (pronounced "doh-koh") can help you find things. You can ask where the station is, where the toilet is, or where a shop is. For example, if you don't know where Tokyo's geek district Akihabara is, you could ask, "Akihabara doko?" ("Where's Akihabara station?"). If you wanted to know where the toilet is, you could say, "Toire doko?" ("Toy-ray doko?" or "Where's the toilet?"). Or if you wanted to know where retro game shop Super Potato was, you could ask, "Super Potato doko?" ("Where's Super Potato?").

Yes, in school, students learn the longer "Super Potato wa doko desu ka?" ("Where is Super Potato?"), but Japanese people do say things like, "Super Potato doko?" It's short and sweet. Remember it!


• Sumimasen: "Excuse me/Sorry". If you are taking the subway in Japan or navigating crowds of people, learn "sumimasen" (pronounced "sue-me-mah-sen"). You will use it a lot, if you bump into someone. It's just good manners to excuse yourself. Be polite.


• Wakarimasen: "I don't understand". If someone starts talking to you in Japanese and you don't understand, you can reply with a "Wakarimasen" (pronounced "Wah-ka-ri-mah-sen"). You can even add a "Sumimasen" after uttering it to apologize! Once again, being polite in Japanese is key. And after saying "Wakarimasen", if you begin speaking English slowly, whoever you are speaking with, will understand that, yes, there is a language barrier and hopefully find an English speaker to help you. Hopefully.

This list, of course, does not apply to people who already speak the lingo. Those folks will have a much smoother time because if they get into a pickle, they can express themselves in a way locals will understand. What's more, they can talk to regular folks in the language everyone speaks.

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:08 pm

I feel like Im the only one that posts here anymore Sad

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Wanna get stuck in hot water? It's not so bad at the Shirahone Spa hot springs in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture!


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Post by Natsuru-san on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:37 pm

I post when I can contribute a little even if it's just a response to soemthing that was posted but I really don't know much about Japan so yeah. :/ Well at least I read what is posted here. (Most of the time)

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:28 pm

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: With springtime fast approaching, our thoughts turn to the wonderful colors of flora in our future. And while we love the muted shades of sakura, sometimes we just want to dive into the full volume tones of tulips!! The Hiezu-son Tulip Fields in Tottori Prefecture are in bloom from mid April


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Post by BK-201 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:25 am

That looks like the Spanish flag!

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:10 am



Japanese food is becoming very popular around the world and there are many traditional dishes yet to discover. One of them is this delicious “Onabe” (hot pot) made with wild boar meat, called Botan Nabe.

Onabe dishes are a very good way to enjoy the cold season and are very popular within local people. This great Botan Nabe is from the Kurama Onsen, about one hour away from downtown Kyoto

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