In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Japanese do not really admire perfection ... The idea is that nothing in the universe ie perfect, therefor you should not look for perfection.
So when you design things, you leave something to make sure it is not perfect. The picture above is a gate at Nikko called Youmei Mon. It was so beautiful and prefect, the architecture decided to build the gate with one of the pillars upside down. That's wabi-sabi.
If you have a change to be there ... You really should go there. I have never been there but I always wanted to go there ... one my bucket list items.
The Awa Dance Festival (阿波踊り Awa Odori) is held from 12 to 15 August as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year.
My friend gave me this 水羊羹 Mizu-Yokado, a type of Japanese sweets when I was in Japan. This is so good. Many people in the west do not associate red bean (any type of beans) to anything sweet. In japan, many of beans are used to create sweets.
When you want to meet someone in Shijyuku, people usually pick ALTA as a place to meet. It is located right access the street from JR Shinjyuku Station and is one of the first building in Japan with big screen.
Hate Bus Terminal just Shut of JR Tokyo Station Marunouch Entrance.
One of the best ways to tour Japan (Tokyo) is get on the tour bus operated by Hato Bus. はとバス
This bus has been around for a long time and now operates many tours daily and nightly. Buses are modern and very clean with a guide. You can expect spend $30 to $90 depending on the tour. If you are not familiar with Tokyo, you might want to get on it.
You do not hear this term very much any more but the word Oraku refers to the people that are somewhere between Geek and Nerd.
The word Otaku means "YOU". When the group of people who are not socially trained started calling others "Otaku", the word stuck back to them. Otaku itself is a price way of addressing you. You can say "Otaku Sama" to be very polite.
I had a chance to vist 蒙古タンメン中本 (Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto) with I saw video of many times on YouTube. Their Hokkyoku Ramen is one of the spiciest ramens around.
It was spicy but was very tasty. I liked it and I finished it. The shop opens at 11:00am ... I got there at 11:20am and there were about 10 people waiting. When I got out, there were already over 30 people in line.
I just happen to open UBER app in Tokyo.
I saw three cars ... It was my understanding UBER is not allowed.
So, I checked.
The UBER is Japan is TAXI DISPATCH service.
Next time, I should try it so I can report it.
It is the famous electric town. If you want to buy something electric from the watches to PC, DVR to LED, you can find them here at Akihabara. Also this is the home of Japanese girls singing group AKB 48.
From the 91 st floor of Taipe 101.
This is as high as a visitor can go.UYou have to climb 2 floors to get here.This is what you see looking down from the 90th floor staircase.
I am traveling to Tokyo tomorrow.
Taipei just remind me of old Japan when I was glowing up.
I don’t feel like I am in different country.
I do not know know very much about this country.
I need to come more often.
Well, I think I have a business idea.
Another thing I noticed was, people here love Japan.
We used to think that japan has very little natural resources so the power must be generated using resources using imported materials such as oil and gas. That was one of the biggest drive to push Japan into using nuclear power.
With new technologies and researches, there are more resources arrounding Japan. There is not need to rely on nuclear enegergy ,... but because there are so many companies relying on the nuclear businesses, Japan cannot just drop nuclear solutions.
There is a separation of religion and government, there should be a separation of business and government. Government is not bad. Business is not bad. But when they work together, bad things happen.
This video shows what Yakuza is ...
Stay away ... This explain why tattoos are not allowed at public bath.
Many of the Fuzoku I tased about is run by Yakuza ... So I was told.
But you do not really now that. Yakuza would not like you (customer) to be scared.
Prostitution in Japan has existed throughout the country's history. While the Anti-Prostitution Law of 1956 states that "No person may either do prostitution or become the customer of it," loopholes, liberal interpretations and loose enforcement of the law have allowed the sex industry to prosper and earn an estimated 2.3 trillion yen ($24 billion) per year.
In Japan, the "sex industry" (fuzoku 風俗, literally "public morals") is not synonymous with prostitution. Since Japanese law defines prostitution as "intercourse with an unspecified person in exchange for payment," most fuzoku offer only non-coital services, such as conversation, dancing, or bathing, to remain legal.
NOTE: But remember "Prostitution Selling/Buying" is illegal in Japan. You just need to know what prostitution mean.
May not be Tokyo ... But strip Clubs (Gentlemen's Clubs) are disappearing in all over Japan. It used to be one of the very popular entertainment in Japan but many places like that outside of Japan are closing.
The image above is a strip club called ROCKZA (Pronouced Rokku Za) located in Asakusa area of Tokyo Japan. Rokku ... ６区 ... It means 6th district but sounds like "Rock" music.
This is where "Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano)" started as a stand up. He was an elevator boy.
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