Yabusame – Horse Archery at Meiji Shrine
At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine a few weeks ago I saw this wonderful performance of Yabusame or mounted horse archery. I have written previously about the glory of Yabusame (I am completely in love with this sport) so if you are interested in the details of the…
Morihei Ueshiba “Aiki-do: True budo”
Since the word "Harmony" (Ai) is close to the word "Love" (Ai), I decided to give a name to its unique Budo AIKI-DO. AIKI word - a very old, but I put in a completely different meaning than the warriors of ancient times. AIKI - is not combat techniques or defeat the enemy. This is the way…
Very Easy Okonomiyaki Recipe
Nekojita: the Japanese word for somebody who is sensitive to hot food and drinks. For more beautiful and untranslatable Japanese words, visit teamjapanese.com
Onna-Bugeisha: Female Samurai Warriors of Feudal Japan, 1800s
Feudal Japan may have been a man's world, but there were plenty of women fighting in it. Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility.