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Ōmisoka (大晦日) / New Year's eve

We, Japanese, call "New Year's eve" as Ōmisoka (大晦日).
Ōmisoka (大晦日), New Year's Eve, is the second-most important day in Japanese tradition because it is the final day of the old year and the eve of New Year's Day, which is the most important day of the year.

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Year-end songfest a beloved tradition

Taking up herewith DY Weekend News by Yomiuri ONLINE.
Japanese Life Style Trend might be read via these News.
The News titled "Year-end songfest a beloved tradition" is introducing one of the TV Programs on Dec 31 of the year. 

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Kabuki actors promote 'Chushingura' / KANSAI&WEST

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Japan News (32)

Taking up herewith Yomiuri ONLINE News regarding KANSAI & WEST.
You will be able to feel and/or understand Kansai & Kyoto Culture Trend via these News.
Please enjoy Kansai & Kyoto CUlture.

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Rakugo group offering English conversation class / KANSAI & WEST

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Japan News (31)

Takignup herewith Yomiuri ONLINE NEWS regarding KANSAIU & WEST.
By the way, do you know "Rakugo (落語 literally "fallen words")"?
Rakugo is a Japanese verbal entertainment.
The lone storyteller (Rakugoka, 落語家) sits on the stage, called the Kōza (高座).
Using only a paper fan (扇子, "sensu") and a small cloth (手拭, "tenugui") as props, and without standing up from the seiza sitting position, the rakugo artist depicts a long and complicated comical story.

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Autumn Color in Japan 2009 Vol 26 / Cool Japanese Scene

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Japanese Autumn Color (38)

Today, I will introduce "Kyoto Light Up", which are evening illuminations of popular sightseeing spots, in Autumn Color Season.
Already Autumn is gone and Winter is come here in Japan.
However you might feel dreamlike Kyoto.

The first destination was Kodaiji Temple. In the end of November, Kodaiji had the densest crowds and the best colours. The temple's rock garden also had a light up with illumination that changed and moved, making an interesting light show for visitors.

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Pagoda / Japanology (1) 

Introduce Japanese Culture taking up by NHK World TV as Japanology 13-3-09.
A pagoda is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with multiple eaves common in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and other parts of Asia.
Some pagodas are used as Taoist houses of worship.

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Celebrating the 1,300th Anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital in 2010

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Kansai & Kyoto (73)

The year 2010 marks the 1,300th anniversary of the founding of Nara’s Heijo-kyo Capital.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Nara as well as the entire nation to celebrate the foundation of the basis of Japanese civilization and culture.
Starting from the end of the 6th century, the capital of Japan was located in Nara for almost 200 years.
The Heijyo-kyo Capital and the Nara period (710-794) has become especially noteworthy in Japanese history.
It was a period of intense cultural development resulting in some magnificent artistic and architectural achievements.

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Autumn Color in Japan 2009 Vol 25 / Cool Japanese Scene

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Japanese Autumn Color (37)

Today introduce you Autumn Color in Nara.
In 2010, Nara will celebrate its 1300th anniversary.
And Nara is also another Autumn Color Spot in Kansai Area.
We are ablt to enjoy Autumn Color of the Japanese gardens in the center of the city near Nara Park.

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Autumn Color in Japan 2009 Vol 24 / Cool Japanese Scene

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Japanese Autumn Color (36)

Introduce Northern Kyoto, Ohara Area,  Autumn Color in the end of November after Nov., 20, 2009.
By around Nov 20, to our regret, Autumn leaves may be falling down in every year.

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Memory of Mr. Ikuo Hirayama

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Do you know Ikuo Hirayama.
Ikuo Hirayama (born 15 June 1930; died 2 December 2009), or Hirayama Ikuo (平山 郁夫) in Japanese was a Japanese Nihonga painter.
He was born in Setoda-chō, Hiroshima Prefecture.

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Autumn Color in Japan 2009 Vol 23 / Cool Japanese Scene

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Japanese Autumn Color (35)

This time introduce Autumn Color of three popular koyo(紅葉) spots in Kyoto.
That is to say the Autumn Color of Tofukuji Temple, Kinkauji Temple, and Daitokuji's Kotoin Temple.
We have enjoyed 2009 Autumn Color around mid of November.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 38

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / The Tales of Genji (49)

Introduce "Saito - Enryaku-ji Temple on Mount Hiei".
Saito is the west precinct of Enryaku-ji Temple on sacred Mount Hiei, northeast of Kyoto.
In The Tale of Genji, Koremitsu's brother gives a reading of the Lotus Sutra for Yugao in the Hokke-do (Lotus Hall) 49 days after her death.

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Recent Kyoto News

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Kansai & Kyoto (72)

Taking up herewith recent Kyoto News by Kyoto Shinbun.
You might be able to feel X'mas season and/or New Coming Year in Kyoto.

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Autumn Color in Japan 2009 Vol 22 / Cool Japanese Scene

COOL JAPANESE SCENE / Japanese Autumn Color (34) / Japanese Autumn Color (36)

Already December is come.
And 2009 Autumn is gone and Winter is coming.
In Kobe, Kobe Luminarie (神戸ルミナリエ) started which being a light festival held in Kobe, Japan, every December since 1995 and commemorating the Great Hanshin earthquake of that year.
That is to say, X'mas season started.

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