Japan: Rising Sun Country

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Japan, an island country in East Asia, is famous for its mysterious culture evolving greatly over millenia. From the country's prehistoric Jomon period to its contemporary hybrid culture, international tourists are all attracted, even for the first time to visit. Japan's culture is the perfect combination of influences from Asia, Europe and North America. Legend attributes the creation of Japan to the sun goddess, from whom the emperors were descended; therefore, Japan is ever called the Rising Sun country. Below are the most typical images of the Rising Sun country alluring you.

 


Geisha are traditional, female Japanese entertainers who is skillful in various art performances such as classical music and dance. This is the symbol of talent and beauty highly appreciated during over 250 years

 


Geisha

Geisha

 


Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into round shape. It's also called mochitsuki used in traditional occasions such as New Year

 


Mochi

Mochi

 


Japanese calligraphy
is a form of artistic writing of the Japanese language. For a long time, Japanese calligraphy has become the spiritual beauty. Today, Calligraphy is an elementary school subject in the Japanese mandatory education system

 


Japanese calligraphy

Japanese calligraphy

 


Sumo tournament is a traditional sport of Japan evolving from Nagoya in Japan 1,500 years ago. Each match takes place in only about 1 minute but it's so tensing

 


Sumo from Nagoya

Sumo from Nagoya

 


Himeiji-Jo castle, the UNESCO World Heritage, is the finest surviving example of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture, including 83 buildings with highly developed systems. It's also called Samurai Castle

 


Himeiji-Jo castle

Himeiji-Jo castle

 


Fuji Mountain is the highest mountain in Japan, rising to 3,776 m near the Pacific coast in Yamanashi and Shizuoka, about 100 km from the west of Tokyo. It is a volcano symboling for power and peace

 


Fuji Mountain

Fuji Mountain

 

 

Related links:

Only In Japan

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This article was published on 2010/07/16