3 minute lesson: the samurai Simple, short introduction to samurai. photo: Samurai by zilverbat
Exhibition｜The Japan Folk Crafts Museum http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120927a3.html http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/info/ .
Novelist Murakami Weighs In On Japan Territorial Rows – Japan Real Time – WSJ. I wrote about Haruki Murakami and running here. illustration: Haruki Murakami by Fellowsisters
Tokyo-Seoul: enough is enough! | The Japan Times Online. photo 1: Korean traditional Guardian – NamDaeMoon by Byoung Wook photo 2: Red Guardian by Bruce Thomson
Engineer, 63, hailed as ‘last ninja’ | The Japan Times Online
The Roman Ninth Legion’s mysterious loss via BBC News – The Roman Ninth Legion’s mysterious loss. I came on this article by chance. After this triptych of poems about Roman Britain it was very interesting. http://mooninthewater.net/aikido/2012/06/19/roman-wall-blues-w-h-auden/ http://mooninthewater.net/aikido/2012/06/26/roman-centurions-song-rudyard-kipling/ http://mooninthewater.net/aikido/2012/07/12/roman-road-thomas-hardy/ The Eagle … Continue reading
Do not plan for my return. General Takamichi Kuribayashi, of Nagano, writing to his wife I just got back from sword training in Nagano. Nagano is in the Japanese Alps. The winter Olympics were held there in 1998. It is … Continue reading
Londons East End: From haven for gangsters to Olympic showcase – World News Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement’s. You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s. When will you pay me? … Continue reading