The experience culture trip in the sunrise country .
Culture with a unique blend of traditional and modern Japanese made become the ideal destination for those who love to explore .
Art enjoy a traditional tea ceremony has the country’s longstanding Japanese . The steps in the process of tea , tea will be followed by four basic principles jaku wa kei sei aka Hoa – Glass – Bar – Pure . Wa – harmony ( between man and nature ) , kei – respect (for others, sei – purity ( of mind ) and jaku – silence . Purpose of the tea ceremony is directed to clean the air by his soul to nature , from that to the cultivation of enlightenment .
Many visitors choose to participate in the tea ceremony while in Kyoto , the city is famous by the classic elegant beauty , its traditions bold . Note that in this tea party , bring the relatively bitter tea because tea drinking originated from matcha – a green tea powder . Therefore, cakes usually served with , just to lessen the bitterness has increased the taste of green tea .
In modern-day Japan , so for as we can see geisha , except that where traditional Kyoto geisha strongest remaining . Trained a standard way of traditional disciplines such as classical Japanese dance , flower arrangement , tea ceremony … geisha become very popular throughout the years of the 19th century . But today the geisha still active but the number is declining . Geisha are not prostitutes , they are both talented artists perform dance music had the ability to talk , and is known for its sophisticated style makeup and costumes traditional kimono .
Today, it is difficult to catch a true geisha in Kyoto standards because they often appear only in private clubs , but occasionally can be seen walking on the geisha district of Gion streets at dusk . Besides this place also hosts many concerts geisha that anyone can join. Although this may not be true geisha standards , they also share the transmission characteristics of traditional Japanese culture to visitors .
This wine is traditionally cooked Japanese rice . Sake has emerged from a year ago and is an integral part of the spiritual and cultural life of the Japanese ( sake plays a very important role in a number of Shinto ritual ) . This is a very popular drink , second only to beer consumption .
Sake is meant sip and enjoy . There are hundreds of factories in Japan Sake , abundant species with taste and different flavors . Depending on the type of sake that wine stored in different ways : hot , cold or at room temperature . Because the sake enjoy relatively complex , it would be great if you try different types of sake under the professional guidance of those who served at the bar .
Perhaps food is the most exported around the world from Japan is sushi . Although the bar can find this special rice rolls in almost all countries in the world , but nothing is being enjoyed by hundreds of sushi on the ground produced it .
My favorite place to explore and enjoy the freshest sushi around the area Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo . Come to the market early in the morning to admire the fish market scene with lots of sea creatures , then walk into a sushi restaurant to enjoy this delicious fresh food . Or you can choose to combine sightseeing tour Tsukiji fish market with a basic course sushi .
Sumo is a traditional martial arts are all Japanese citizens honor . In fact , it is the national sport . This wrestling has a history of hundreds of years and have close relationships with the ritual dances of the Shinto religion . A wrestling match usually has many ritual elements so gladiators must comply with extremely strict regime , as the monks so .
Visitors can very easily participate in a sumo wrestling match in Tokyo , Osaka or in any major city in Japan .
Modern youth culture
Japan, which is known for its history and rich cultural traditions , but also very well known in terms of popular culture ( pop culture ) colorful and extremely unique .
A stroll around the ring through the streets of Tokyo will help you have a more comprehensive view of modern culture of Japan. Especially when visit Harajuku neighborhood , you will see a lot of young Japanese dressed in full fashion style , or were dressed in costumes cosplay ( dress up like comic character , video game , cartoon ) or even style ” kawaii ” ( cute ) .
Even more interesting is when you arrive in Akihabara , also known as the famous electronics market in Tokyo . Visit the area at night to see the bright lights sparkling while going along the electronics stores and a variety of shops dedicated to the fans of comics , anime … Go to Akihabara , you will have the feeling seems to be making a trip to the future .