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About Geisha

The profession of geisha was not officially recognized until the late 18th century. A geisha is a woman who dedicates her life to the traditional Japanese arts and entertains guests at banquets and performances. Geishas generally have to master several types of arts, including traditional Japanese dancing (including fanning), singing, literature, poetry, flower arranging, and…

By admin December 7, 2020 Off

Daruma

Therefore, the Daruma has no limbs. These dolls do not have pupils, but present a large white circle where the eyes would be. One of the theories behind this design choice relates to the legend that Bodhidharma removed his own eyelids. Another theory is that it comes from the fact that in the past, people…

By admin November 2, 2020 Off

Jizo

Jizo is one of the main deities of Amida Buddha and is a popular modern deity in the Jodo and Shingon sects. According to Buddhist teachings, all living beings are born into one of the six states of existence (Samsara – the cycle of birth and death), and each is destined for death and rebirth…

By admin October 2, 2020 Off

Japanese mythology

An oni is an imaginary evil demon described in history books written in 8th century Japan. They have an angry expression, horns and fangs, and are dressed in a tiger’s skin-like garment. Ancient rulers sometimes considered political and religious enemies as “”demons”” and used them as an excuse to conquer them. Ogres appear in many…

By admin September 22, 2020 Off