Hector Garcia

A Geek in Japan

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    Mesuthas quoted3 years ago
    following table is usually found in beginning Japanese language textbooks. You can see here the original pictorial forms for kanji.
    b9356188330has quoted8 months ago
    = Shinto = The “way” of the gods = Shinto

    = Dokyo = The “way” of faith = Taoism

    = Dotoku = The “way” of virtue = Ethics

    = Dori = The “way” of logic = Reason

    = Akudo = The “way” of evil = Bad, evil

    = Doraku = The “way” of comfort = Entertainment

    = Doro = Road

    = Daido = Avenue

    = Dojo = The place of the “way” = Training hall

    = Chado = The “way” of tea = Tea ceremony

    = Bushido = The “way” of the warrior

    = Kendo = The “way” of the sword

    = Kyudo = The “way” of the bow = Archery

    = Kado = The “way” of the flower = Flower arrangement/ikebana

    = Aikido = The “way” of the union of spirit and mind

    = Judo = The “way” of flexibility

    = Tae kwon do = The “way” of stamping and punching (Korean)
    b9356188330has quoted8 months ago
    “Nou aru taka wa tsune wo kakusu”–Talented eagles hide their claws.
    b9356188330has quoted10 months ago
    There are more than 40,000 kanji, but the Japanese are required to know a list of “only” 2,136 official kanji, known as the Joyo Kanji.
    b9356188330has quoted10 months ago
    (The Tale of Genji) as its greatest achievement. This classic work is to Japanese what Shakespeare’s opus is to
    b9356188330has quoted10 months ago
    Japanese is spoken by 130 million people all over the planet, and it’s the eighth most-spoken language in the world. Although it’s used mainly in Japan, its usage extends to Hawaii, Guam, Palau, Taiwan, and certain areas in Brazil, where there are significant Japanese communities.
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    smaller dark-colored gate
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    to look at the entrance. You will almost always find a large red wooden gate marking the entrance to sacred
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    belongs to.

    Jinja is the Japanese word that designates Shinto shrines
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    Meiji Shrine in Tokyo
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    drink, parade, and carry mikoshi –tiny portable wooden shrines that can be borne on people’s shoulders. The matsuri are
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    stealing something from someone would be like stealing part of their spirit
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    r. They are mostly Shinto festivals and
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    One of the advantages of this belief is that thefts in Japan are almost nonexistent
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    That’s why presents in Japan are so very important, even if they’re small presents of no real value.
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    things that belong to you partake of your spirit
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    Shinto is a collection of methods and rituals to improve human relations and ensure that there are no problems in the coexistence of human beings and nature. Respect for the members of one’s fam
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    seeking happiness in this life.
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    This philosophy/religion was developed by the Chinese philosopher Kong Fuzi (known in the West as Confucius
    Prakash R Malagundhas quoted2 years ago
    It places special emphasis on respect and loyalty to the system and on helping other people
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