International Art Event! Anyone with original work can take part!
Design Festa - a biannually held event that began in 1994 for artists from all over the world will see its 32th incarnation next May! There will be over 2850 Booths, Performance and Live Music areas, Restaurants Cafes and Bars. Two days filled with art, energy, excitement and discovery!
International Art Event, Design Festa vol.32! vol:32 - Nov 6 (sat) & 7(sun), 2010 11:00 - 19:00 Tokyo Big Sight, West Hall 1, 2, 3, 4, Atrium & Outdoor vol:33 - May 14 (sat) & 15(sun), 2011 11:00 - 19:00 Tokyo Big Sight, West Hall 1, 2, 3, 4, Atrium & Outdoor
Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine. It is near to Sakura Hotel Hatagaya, within 30 minutes walk. Shinto is Japan's ancient original religion, and it is deeply rooted in the way of Japanese life. Shinto has no founder, no holy book, and not even the concept of religious conversion. It is a mixture of animism, folklore, history and traditional ethics. In Shinto, almost everything can contains a kami, divine spirit. Natural edifices like mountains, trees, great rocks, rivers and othres, rare animals like biggest boars and white deers, and even heroic humans can be called kamis. So, you can see kamis in mythology, in nature, and in human beings. And, yes, Japanese imperial families are considered as the direct descendants of the holiest kami, Amaterasu, and their main duty was not only ruling a nation but also worshipping kamis. This latter aspect as high-priests of kamis is inherited by imperial families even now.
Meiji Jingu, that means Meiji shrine is dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his consort Empress Shoken. From ancient times, Japanese people have felt awe and gratitude towards emperors and dedicated shrines to many of them as they themselves were believed as kamis too, accordingly. And at this Meiji shrine, you can see a part of ancient imperial worshipping rituals due to close connction between Meiji shrine and imperial families. On the occasion of the celebrations of the anniversary of Emperor Meiji's birthday and Meiji Jingu's enshrinement anniversary, various ceremonies are held (including Chinzakinensai and Reisai). Also, arts are performed in honour of the deities at the beginning of November, mainly from November 1st to 3rd. If you are interested in histrical or spiritual Japanese tradition, this celebration is must see.
A few days ago I went to CHRISTIAN RIESE LASSEN's art exhibition in Tokyo
It was a Dazzling World!
Christian Lassen 展に行ってきました！
Mr. Lassen began painting a super-realistic series of marine paintings, featuring whales, dolphins and fish seen both above and below the ocean's surface. These stunning "multi-environmental" paintings in a "Two Worlds" style are an eloquent statement about the interconnection of the Earth's biosystems and made the artist internationally famous almost overnight (although he had been hard at work for many years prior to this).
Have you ever made "Sushi Roll" by yourself? You can learn how
to make them! Let's enjoy Japanese traditional cooking!!
October 23(Sat.) 2010 14:00~
KAMI-SHIBAI is a form of storytelling that originated from
Japanese Buddhist temples during the 12th century and literally means "paper
drama". During this event 2 stories will be presented in English for you to
To ask detail & book this event, Please ask our friendly staff by e-mail!!!
Tokyo International Anime Festival will be held on 22nd and 23rd of October (22nd is business day and 23rd is public day) in Akihabara UDX Akiba Square (Exhibition) and UDX Theater (Lectures and symposium). This is the first time.
1835 Born on November 15 in Tosa as the second son into the Goshi (low ranking samurai) household of Sakamoto Hachihei Naotari
1848 Started studying swordsmanship at the local dôjô and quickly became one of the dôjô's most gifted students.
1853 Completed his training in swordsmanship and received his certificate
Began advanced training in swordsmanship at the famed Chiba dôjô in Edo.
Saw the U.S. Navy "black ships" under the command of Commodore Matthew Perry, rousing feelings of both curiosity and a strong anti-foreign zeal
1854 Completed his training at the Chiba dôjô and returned to Tosa where he learned more about the West from scholar Kawada Shoryo
1858 Returned to Edo to receive his license in swordsmanship from the Chiba dojo
1861 Joined the Tosa Loyalist Party, led by longtime friend, Takechi Zuisan(Hanpeita), with the aim of expelling the foreigners and restoring power to the emperor
1862Fled Tosa without han permission to become a ronin in Edo to work with other loyalists to push their Sonno Joi agenda
Sets out to assassinate Katsu Kaishu commissioner of the Tokugawa navy, due to his calls for opening up the country to foreign trade. Instead of killing him, Ryoma becomes one of Katsu's disciples
1863Katsu secures a pardon for Ryoma for leaving Tosa, but he refuses han orders to return, remaining an "outlaw" Ronin
Put in charge of the Kaienntai in Kobe, an auxiliary naval training unit established by Katsu Kaishu
Introduced to Yokoi Shounan an influential loyalist from Fukui, who advocated opening the country
1864 Met Saigou Takamori, a Satsuma loyalist leader, one of the future masterminds behind the future overthrow of the Tokugawa bakufu
1865Established Japan's first foreign trading company, the Kameyama-shachu in Nagasaki, with the help of Saigo, to run supplies to loyalists in Choshu.
Met Choshu loyalist leader Katsura Kogoro and begins to push longtime enemies, Satsuma and Choshu to form an anti-Tokugawa alliance
1866 Successfully brokered the secret military alliance between Satsuma and Choshu that will seal the fate of the Tokugawa Bakuhu
One night after the conclusion of the Satsuma-Choshu alliance, Ryoma fights his way out of the Teradaya using a Smith & Wesson revolver during a raid by pro-bakufu police forces.
1867 Received a second pardon from Tosa
Reorganized the Kameyama-shachu into the Tosa-Kaientai, and is appointed its head.
While running guns, the Kaintai vessel lroha is struck by a vessel belonging to Kii. Ryoma files a law suit under the premise that the Kii ship violated the laws of the sea as stipulated under international law. Receives an out-of-court settlement.
Formulated his Eight-Point Program, calling for a new government structure to replace the Tokugawa baku-han system.
Goto Shojirou, head of the Tosa bureaucracy, passes a written memorial calling for the immediate restoration of imperial rule and a new government based on Ryoma's Eight-Point Program to the leader of Tosa, Yamauchi Yodo, who passes the document to the bakufu.
Tokugawa Yoshinobu, accepts the memorial from Tosa and resigns as Shogun, returning political power to the imperial court.
Assassinated with fellow Tosa loyalist, Nakaoka Shintarou by pro-bakufu forces on December 10
Shabu shabu is a Japanese variant of hot pot. The dish is related to sukiyaki in style, where both use thinly sliced meat and vegetables, and usually served with dipping sauces, but it is considered to be more savory and less sweet than sukiyaki. It is considered a winter dish but is eaten year-round.
The name shabushabu is onomatopoeic, being the sound heard when paper-thin sliced beef is dipped and lightly waved around a couple of times in boiling stock.
Shabushabu has recently become known overseas as a modern Japanese dish.
There is 2 shabu shabu restaurant near sakura hotel hatagaya.