Hassoan, Why Does Hassoan Stand here? One of the tea-ceremony/Chanoyu house by Kobori Enshu

Hassoan, Why Does Hassoan Stand here? One of the tea-ceremony/Chanoyu house by Kobori Enshu

When it comes to the tee-ceremony(茶の湯), I am one less than novice. But I love to look at the tee-ceremony houses, especially in Kyoto. There are many temples which were built in the age of Fujiwara era and several kinds of Japanese culture arose in these place.
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Itasha, not meaning a Italian car, it’s a kind of Otaku Culture at Kitamae Sapporo Manga Anime Festival 2014

Itasha, not meaning a Italian car, it’s a kind of Otaku Culture at Kitamae Sapporo Manga Anime Festival 2014

Itasha(痛車) is composed by two words. 'Ita'(痛) means hurt or painful and 'Sha'(車) means car. Then, Itasha refers to a car that looks like painful or terrible to see. Also it is too absurd to drive.
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Kosupure or Cosplay? Dressing Up As A Manga Character Is So Fun!

Kosupure or Cosplay? Dressing Up As A Manga Character Is So Fun!

Kitamae(きたまえ) Sapporo Manga Anime Festival 2014 has been opened in Sapporo Art Park, Sep, 13 to 15. In the morning, many young people are getting together and waiting for open the building in front of Art Hall in Sapporo Art Park. They have a large sh...
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Sapporo Oktoberfest 2014 at Odori 1 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

Sapporo Oktoberfest 2014 at Odori 1 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

This is another Oktoberfest in München, Germany. The booth is located at the foot of Sapporo TV Tower. A cheerful photo frame welcomes you. This kind of photo frame, as you find the same style one when you visit some sight, is very popular in Japanese.
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New local foods and Hokkaido Ramen Festival 2014 at Odori 5 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

New local foods and Hokkaido Ramen Festival 2014 at Odori 5 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

This is the venue of Hokkaido Ramen Festival 2014. Also, other new special dishes from rural towns in Hokkaido. The booths is separated with 3 colors, red as ramen, green as local specialties, yellow as foreign?
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Soup Curry, Sweets and Standing Bars at Odori 6 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

Soup Curry, Sweets and Standing Bars at Odori 6 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

You will find some Soup curry booths and other local special dishes here. There are accessaries for souvenirs at Odori 6 Chome.
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Hokkaido’s Sake and Wine at Odori 7 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

Hokkaido’s Sake and Wine at Odori 7 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

This is one of the main booth by Nikka from Yoichi. Coming NHK morning drama, 'Massan' is the story of founder of Nikka, Masataka Taketsuru and his wife, Rita from Scotland. Massan refers to his name. Now, Yoichi is going to be alive with Massan.
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Principal products of towns at Odori 8 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

Principal products of towns at Odori 8 Chome in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

In Odori 8 Cho-me, Many local special products are side by side. There were a lot of people here, the most crowded venue of the fest. People were lining at their favorite booths which offer their special local foods such as Yakitori of Bibai, Uni donburi of S...
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Oh! Dori Farm at Odori 10 Cho-me in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

Oh! Dori Farm at Odori 10 Cho-me in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

In Odori 10 Cho-me, Some Agricultural products are displayed in a small booth and some local foods such as 'Butadon' of Obihiro's major dish.
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Sapporo Chef’s Kitchen and Standing Bars at Odori 11 Cho-me in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

Sapporo Chef’s Kitchen and Standing Bars at Odori 11 Cho-me in Sapporo Autumn Fest 2014

In Odori 11 Cho-me, there are many booths which are representing their towns. They are displaying their local foods or special products side by side. A long line in front of Sapporo Chef's Kitchen, it must be a popular booth in this venue.
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For Safety Driving in Hokkaido

For Safety Driving in Hokkaido

When it comes to travel in Hokkaido, it is nice to go by rental car. You can go everywhere you want to and easy access to the most beautiful sites. Now, there are many rent-a-car shops around the air port and the big city in Hokkaido.
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Autumn Leaves Coming to Taisetsuzan, Sounkyo, Asahikawa

Autumn Leaves Coming to Taisetsuzan, Sounkyo, Asahikawa

When it comes to the first autumn leaves, it is the Taisetsuzan range in Hokkaido. The highest mountain, Mt.Asahidake to Mt.Kurodake in Hokkaido, is the best sight for autumn leaves. From here, the autumn leaves go extending everywhere all over the Hokkaido da...
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