History of the Japanese Tea Ceremony Drinking of green tea was known in China from the fourth century. Tea plants didn’t grow in Japan until the first seeds were brought from China during the Tang dynasty (China 618-907), when relations and cultural exchanges between the two countries reached a peak. In the eighth century the… Read More History of the Japanese Tea Ceremony
Origins of Japanese tattoos.… Read More Ainu culture and the origins of tattooing in Japan.
A change of pace now, away from temples and shrines. Sumo, one of Japan’s oldest sports but one of the least know. I love Sumo. I have been following sumo for about 20 years now. I love the history and tradition associated with the sport. I have been to the Kokugikan a couple of times… Read More O Sumo