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The Japanese Kimono: How Kimono design has changed over the centuries September 25, 2016

Kimono is now very well-known traditional Japanese dress. It is now famous as a garment that embodies the Japanese love for beauty. It is their main clothing before it was changed into suits and dresses and also other kind of clothing influenced by the western people. Importation has affected it and now it is considered as a traditional dress. It is not normally worn in everyday life and activities. It has the traditional prints that look very fresh and even the ones that were made before looks good even until today.

It seems kimono is hard to make but it is easy combining and stitching eight strips of cloth that can be painted in different styles. Paintings or designs are different before and today. When they have put more designs that attract the younger generation, kimono is more appreciated. When you have visited here you may have tried already to put on this traditional dress.  Kimono has different types also that is to be worn in different occasions. If it is a special occasion you can see parents wearing this traditional cloth looking elegant and beautiful.

Many do not know how to perfectly use the traditional clothing and classes are offered to women who wants to know and learn how to wear them. They still wear these traditional clothes during weddings. The bride and bridegroom have their own piece of kimono to wear. It is a good garment as it has its own 冷氣維修 feature to be worn comfortably.

 

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The Kabuki Theater native in Japan: What is it all about? March 16, 2016

Kabuki plays originated in the country of japan. They are very talented and already mastered this kind of art. They have kept it maintained for how many ages. They present it in different performances and is considered as traditional Japanese play. It was played first by men and women but now it is played all by men. They have mastered then to wear women clothes and accessories and to act like one. It has many of its unique feature that japan has projected their own style and art.

Kabuki is well known for their elaborate costumes, makeup that covers the whole face to look like any character they perform. It was first one kind of entertainment of the masses but its popularity and appreciation reached the upper classes. Their performances are unique as together with the act they play and use traditional instruments. It was improved over time with additional features in the stage. It has many places that is provided in the stage to make the acting more realistic and where they can have many various performances like fighting.

The stories they portray are often traditional and other element are in it. In these days it does not attract young audiences. As there are many kind of entertainment with many visual affects it is not a surprise that it will become part of history. Kabuki play was designated by the UNESCO as one considered or has the status of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

 

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The Role of Music in the World November 21, 2015

Language is the most common way we communicate with each other. If language disappears, no one could be able to see the future and its generation. Now, our language has upgraded to something that has a melody using the musical tones. Then what is the role of music? We can not actually associate with many people around the world. This is why we can be aware of what is happening around the world through music. Music tell stories about something, may it be an emotion, history and others.

Basically, what is the role of literature? It is to express you emotions towards something. Literature is a means of expression. Music is a work of literature, therefore, music is a means of expression towards something or someone. We do not go through all the walks of life so sometimes, we lack understanding. If all people undergo the same situation and circumstances at the same time, the world will probably peaceful because there is understanding among us. Unfortunately, this is not life.

This is why we listen to the sound of music that would make us understand others emotions and stories and so we can learn something from it. The melody of music can actually comfort us from troubles and sorrows. This is the reason why people fall in love to music. Music is a like an j=herbal medicine that heals the pain we have that is incurable by doctors and medicines. If the world will be filled with music, how wonderful will it could be?

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Top Japanese Opera Singers: Know more about them March 20, 2015

Opera singers are famous in japan as they love music and already part of their lives. You can say that they go to opera houses or theaters regularly. It is a good thing that they appreciate much music and the entertainers who want to share their talents. They help each other in many ways and that includes being able to feel satisfied in what they are doing. In japan alone you can find many different opera theaters and you can have a tour there to experience the talents of Japanese opera singers.

 

Yoko-Maria Tsukuda is one of them and her forte is soprano. She performs foreign music and she first introduces Finnish music and also Russian, German and also Italian music. She even goes abroad for a time to study about vocals but now performs in japan most of the time. Next is Tamaki Miura that became known when she performs one character on stage. She even has performances abroad. Her studies for her craft led her abroad. For most of her career she spent it abroad performing in different countries that include the United States, Italy and also Rome.

She was given different roles to perform in those plays. Next is Yoko Watanabe that performs mostly also abroad with the same role as the second opera singer in this article. She resides in Milan and died their due to cancer. Taro Ichihara is a tenor singer in opera. She also spent her singing career performing abroad mainly in the countries of Europe. Each has received their own promotion to the opera singer club due to their talents and voices.

 

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Things to know: Interesting facts about Japan September 20, 2014

If you are asked to say information or any data about the United States maybe you can say much about it. How about if you are asked how much you know about japan? Japan has many interesting facts and information that you can know. Maybe you already know about the tragedy in the year 2011 and about the Hiroshima bombing. Other than those things and also about their unique art of origami, what else can you say about japan? Do you know anything about their traditional dress called kimono?

The information above is already common so let us see some facts that you may not know about the country japan. Japan has islands that are unfortunately within the pacific ring of fire. That is why it experiences many volcanic eruptions and also earthquakes. That is why they have imposed some measures for the country’s safety but they had not predicted a big and huge disaster could occur. The country are composed mainly of Japanese and very low percentage of foreign occupants that is estimated to be 1.5 percent only. Koreans are the most foreigners who live there with Chinese, Brazilians and Filipinos.

They have the Japanese as their national and approved language. In education they include the use of English so many know how to speak and write in that language. In terms of seasons, japan experience the four seasons but rainy season is experienced only for about one month. They already have indoor design of their houses to cope with these different seasons.

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Let Us Talk About Music February 12, 2014

Music is a series of musical notes that agree with each other. If the notes are random without musical structure and do not make sense, it is called noise. It is no longer a music that sounds good. Melody is often called the tune and we make a tune using the notes of a scale. The rhythm is the speed to which we play the melody and the time we take in between each note is called the beat. If we add words to the music, it becomes a song.

The words are called lyrics. In fact, practicing scales and mastering complex musical patterns can increase IQ. Music is a big industry that benefits everyone financially, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases dopamine. Dopamine is a feel good chemical released by the brain. This chemical is directly involved in motivation as well as addiction.  Moreover, flowers can grow faster by listening to music as music is able to speed up the seed germination and enhance plant growth.

It is used as therapy in some heart cases too. The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world. It makes you a different person with open mind as you perceive things differently. A song that gets stuck in your head is called an earworm and the only way to remove it is to replace with another song. Did you know that only about one in every 10,000 has the perfect pitch, the ability to identify a musical note just by hearing it with no reference?

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The list of some of the interesting museums in Japan August 20, 2013

Museum is treasures of a country. It records the past, present and can have the future records. Art is not limited to anything and trough that we can go to different ages. Artists that are talented have their works displayed in such places that is admired by many. Through their contribution we can have a glimpse of the past. The artists before have produced works of arts that are very high in value now and many hold it as a collection aside from the collection the museum has.

Until now many work of arts are being displayed in the museums for education also. Japan is no exception as it holds many displays in different museums. Sometimes these museums are the work of arts themselves as they are designed with a great architectural design. Let us see some of these museums and you can visit if you have time. It includes Kofukuji National Treasure Museum. If you want to see Buddhist art collection this is a good place to visit. Next is Nara National Museum that gives you education about the Buddhist as many statues are present there.

The Adachi Museum of Art is most visited because of the beautiful garden that displays Japanese creativity. Paintings of famous artists are also displayed here. The National Art Center Tokyo is a place where exhibitions are held from time to time. See if there is exhibition at the time you visit. Mori Art Museum hold a contemporary art forms as the building itself. You can try the interesting Japanese food after your museum visit.

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Japan’s top 10 most handsome and talented actors January 13, 2013

Japanese actors are undeniably handsome and can match the look of Hollywood actors. At times it really depends on who judges and looks at them. Japanese entertainers also receive recognition on their work and some of them are recognized more than others. Though they can appear in one movie being the superstar but they cannot belong to the list of actors considered handsome. Sometimes the result of survey is not accepted but as every person has its own opinion let us leave it like that and see on the present list of the most handsome actors that are also very talented.

In the list is Kahiro Nishijima that was born in the year 1986 with the nick name Nissy. He is a singer and a member of a band and also a dancer appearing in live performances of a famous entertainer. Next is Teppei Koike that is a singer-songwriter with a partner. He is also an actor and appeared in Gokusen 2. Next is Takuya Kimura that also sings and performed in famous movies. Next in line is Hideaki Takizawa that began his acting career in Japanese drama.

He debuted at the age of 20 as a singer with a group and released many singles that became popular. The sixth in the spot is Takeru Satoh that was born in the year 1989.  Other actors that belong to the fifth until the first spot are Mamoru Miyano, Jun Matsumoto, Kenichi Matsuyama, Yamashita Tomohisa and Jin Akanishi. You can easily find magazines with their faces even at 會議桌.

 

 

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Outstanding singers of Japan chosen by people in the music industry July 16, 2012

Sometimes it is not easy to make judgment when it comes to finding out who is the greatest singer or performer or actor. That is why there are judges in every competition and it is not just one but three or more judges to have a fair vote process. Each judge has their own opinion and when it is summarized then we can say it is a fair judgment. In japan music industry, there are numerous performers also that are judge by different basis.

But the survey that was conducted and that resulted in this list of outstanding singer in this article was based on their voices itself. Other things are not considered like the fashion style or remarkable face. Let us see then these singers that the TV show survey says as outstanding singers. One is Akira Fuse in the tenth place having his voice being judge as smooth as silk that can reach the heart according to a comment. Next is Atsushi & Yosui Inoue that receives a tie vote placing under the number ninth and eight spot.

The seventh in place is the singer Miho Fukuhara that projects a western style of singing but still appreciated and loved by Japanese people. Next is Hikaru Utada that can sing in Japanese and English. Next are Miwa Yoshida and Rimi Natsukawa. In the third place is Superfly and second position is Toshinobu Kubota. In the first place receiving 25 votes is Koji Tamaki. It may just take a week to vote again and this list may change.

 

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Know the different modern Japanese music genres February 14, 2012

Music is one part of arts that is loved by Japanese people. They also have different bands ranging from different genres they sing. They have all male, all female or mix group of band members.  They have many talented artists that are in the music industry. Some are into music and also into film industry. Nothing is better than being in two different kind of art that gives entertainment to people. Japanese do not stick to one genre of song but they also like many like the J-pop that originated from them.

It is not easy to describe as they are much creative in making music that can fall under its category. It is very important that entertainers or singers set their own fashion style as it can be more given attention and importance than their talent and the music they produced. Another kind of genre is J-rock and visual rock that is the version of rock in the west.  In this kind of music, performers’ wears costumes and clothes that attract attention and project an image.

Electronica (J-Synth) is the version of Japanese electronic music. It became popular and it has reached Japan. Now many artists are into it. They are developing sounds and tunes in accordance to their creativity. It is like the ones who have a software vision that wants to create one that will be useful and in detail.

 

 

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