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“Otsukimi” is an event in which Japanese people watch the moon at night on a day, called “Chushu no meigetsu” (harvest moon).
The “Kanzashi” is about 2 to 4 inches bar with various kinds of ornaments. There are wide varieties in its material, shape, and design. The “Kanzashi” has played an important role for Japanese women to dress their hair when they wear the traditional clothes.
One of Japanese traditional summer foods is “Somen,” a delicate and slender noodle made from wheat and flour. An enjoyable summer party or restaurant treating “Somen” is called “Nagashi Somen” or “Somen Nagashi” (flowing noodles).
Asagao is a name of flower, known for Japanese morning glory in English. It has vines as well as beautiful flowers which bloom in early summer. The flowers bloom in July and August during the summer in Japan.
The famous fireworks festivals in Japan are, for example, Ohmagari Fireworks Festival in Akita, Tsuchiura Fireworks Festival in Ibaraki, and Nagaoka Fireworks Festival in Niigata, as well as Sumida River Fireworks Festival in Tokyo. All these fireworks festivals are of course very beautiful in summer.
Noh is a classical musical drama, which can be performed on an outdoor stage with the light of bonfires at night. Such an event is called “Takigi-noh.” The event originated in the Buddhist ceremony held in 869 at Kofukuji Temple in Nara city, Nara prefecture.
The rainy season called “Tsuyu” comes in early summer. The onset of “Tsuyu” is officially announced by Japan Meteorological Agency every year. “Ajisai” or hydrangea, regarded as a symbol of “Tsuyu,” comes out during the rainy season in a variety of colors including blue, pink, purple and white.
The museum has high quality art collection, which includes works by Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Rothko, Pollock and other 20th century American artists. Visitors enjoy walk in the gadens around the museum.
Bunkyo Azalea festival is an annual festival that is held from early April until early May after Sakura season. This festival takes place at Nezu shrine, Bunkyo ward.
Here are some tasty foods collection that we would like you to try if have a chance to visit Japan. They are varied, unique, exciting and delicious.
Along Kamogawa River located in Kyoto, we can enjoy a traditional view of the ancient capital, together with a variety of foods especially in summer season.
You can enjoy the special exhibitions in the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, but just to walk around in the Japanese garden is also quite nice. A garden-only ticket (\200) is available to stroll around in the gardens .
The Matsuoka Museum of Art opened in April, 2000. The founder of the museum was a successful businessman, Seijiro Matsuoka (1894-1989). His collection: Chinese ceramics, Oriental ceramics, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Indian Gandhara art, Japanese paintings, modern European paintings and modern sculptures.
Among all the mountains in Japan, Mount Fuji is considered as the most famous one. However there is another famous mountain located near Tokyo which is mount Takao. It is cherished and visited by large number of people every year.
Heirinji temple is one of the famous temple in Kanto area. The bueaty of maple leaves attracts many tourist to visit it every year.
There are many beautiful gardens in Japan where you can enjoy many types of flowers throughout the year. Here are some stunning flower spots that you should not miss if you come to visit Japan.
Japan is well known for natural hot springs. It has thoundsands of hot springs throughout all of its islands. If you come to visit Japan don't forget to try and enjoy it.
“Enjoy our national treasures that have long been loved by all generations at the newly renovated MOA Museum of Art!” http://www.moaart.or.jp/en/about/
EDO-TOKYO OPEN AIR ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM Address: 3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo (inside Koganei Park)
Lake Tama is a fresh water reservoir for Tokyo. It’s in Higashiyamato City in Tokyo and about 1 hour trip from Shinjuku.
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