J💞 🎌OTAKU'S DREAMLAND 🎌💞

By Sharon D2017-11-10 11:14

Hey guys!! ready for a tour? must be ready!! our dreamland is Japan so lets go explore it!!!! 🙌

MONUMENTS
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1) The Todai-ji Temple
Location: Nara

The Todai-ji Temple, also known as 'Great Eastern Temple', is one of the Japan's most famous temples and an attraction of Nara. It is one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara. 🎌
The temple was commissioned at the begining of the 18th century by the order of Emperor Shomu who tried to rule the country with Buddhism. 🎌
Construction of the temple was complete in 752 AD, and the adjoining buildings such as the Hall of the Great Buddha and the auditorium was complete soon after🎌
The temple served more like a school educating monks about Buddhism. The Great Buddha Hall is the main hall of the temple and is one of the largest wooden structures in the world. It houses the statue of the Great Buddha.

The statue of the Great Buddha is a national treasure and is also said to be the largest metal statue of the Buddha world.
In its long history, the buildings of the Todai-ji Temple were caught up in the vortex of war and also destroyed by natural calamities. However they were rebuilt to perfection 😍


2) Mount Fuji
Location: Near the Pacific coast of central Honshu

A symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji contributes to Japan's physical, cultural and spiritual geography. It is also called Fujiyama or Fuji No Yama.
It is the tallest mountain in Japan standing 3776 meters (12380 feet) tall.😍
It is an active volcano, sitting only 100 kilometers away from Japan's capital and largest city - Tokyo. The last time it errupted, in 1707, volcanic ash fell on Tokyo. 🙈
The mountain is the major feature of Fuji-Hakone-Izu national park and was designed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. It was selected as a cultural site as it has inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries.

Mount Fuji is one of the traditional 'Three Holy Mountains' along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku, both in central Japan.
More than 200000 people climb the summit every year. Most climbers start climbing the mountain at night to reach the summit just before dawn to get a glimpse of the rising sun - the sunrise from Mount Fuji has a special name Goraiko.

Mount Fuji has also been a sacred site for practitioners of Shinto. Shinto is the indegenious faith or spirituality of Japan. Many Shinto shrines dot the base and ascent of Mount Fuji. 💖


3) Imperial Palace
Location: Tokyo

The Imperial Palace sits on the formers site of Edo Castle. After the Tokugawa Shogunate (last feudal Japanese Military Government) was overthrown in 1868, the country's capital and royal residence moved to Tokyo. This led to the construction of the Imperial Palace - the royal residence of the Royal Family.👰

The construction of the new Imperial Palace was completed in 1888. The palace was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in the same style afterwards.
The Imperial Palace is built on a huge plot of land (115 hectares approx.) and is surrounded by gardens and a moat.
The palace has 8 gates, and the public are permitted to enter the palace through the Kikyo - mon gate.
The main buildings of the Imperial Palace include Imperial Palace, Imperial House hold Agency and East Garden.


FESTIVALS
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1) Awa Odori

The Awa Dance Festival is held from 12 to 15 August as part of the Obon Festival in Tokushima Perfecture on Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odorin is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year. 😍
The song associated with Awa Odori is called Awa Yoshikono and is localised version of the Edo period popular song Yoshikono Bushi. Parts of it are sung and others are chanted. The origins of the melodic part have been traced to Kumamoto, Kyushu, but the Awa version came from Ibaraki Perfecture, from where it spread back down to Nagoya and Kansai.


The lyrics of the first verse are:
Awa no tomo sama Hachisuka sama ga ima ni noko seshi Awa Odori.
What Awa's Lord Hachisuka left us to the present day is Awa Odori.

The chants are:
Odoru ahou ni - the dancers are fools
Miru ahou - the watchers are fools
Onaji ahou nara - both are fools alike so
Odorana son, son - why not dance?

lol thats funny 😂


2) Kanda Matsuri

Kanda Matsuri or the Kanda festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals of Tokyo, along with the Fukagawa Matsuri and Sanno Matsuri. The festival started in the early 17th century as a celebration of Tokugawa Leyasu's decisive victory at the battle of Sekigahara and was continued as a display of the prosperity of the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo period. Additionally, the current form of the festival is also held in honor of the Kami of Kanda Myojin (Kanda shrine).

The festival is held on the Saturday on the Sunday closest to May 15, but since it alternates with the Sanno Matsuri, it is only held in odd - numbered years. On these years, the festival takes place at Kanda Shrine as well as in surrounding central Tokyo districts. Its prominent parades involve over 200 mikoshi in addition to musicians, dancers and floats. 🎌


3) Gion Matsuri

The Gion festival takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It goes for the entire month of July and is crowned by a parade, the Yamaboko Junko on July 17 and July 24. It takes its name from Kyoto's Gion district.🎌

During the Yoiyama evenings leading up to the parade, some private houses in the old kimono merchant district open their entryways to the public, exhibiting valuable family heirlooms, in a custom known as the Byobu Matsuri, or Folding Screen Festival. This is a precious opportunity to visit and observe traditional Japanese residences of Kyoto.😍


CULTURE
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1) The Kimono

Kimono is the most basic term for the traditional Japanese attire. The term literally transalates as 'thing to wear'. It was a common sight to see Japanese people walking around in the kimonos till the 1930s.

Nowadays, Japanese people rarely wear kimonos in everyday life, reserving them for formal occasions such as weddings, funerals, tea ceremonies or other special events.
Sometimes tje kimonos are so treasured that it is passed down from generation to another.

The shape of the kimono is fixed, and its uniqueness is achieved by the selection of the material, color, pattern as well as by the choice of obi.
The obi is the sash for the kimono.
Men's kimonos are mainly black.


2) When Japan Turns A Shade Of Pink

It is impossible to think of spring time in Japan without an iconic image of cherry blossoms.
But what makes it popular?
The cherry blossoms are not just pretty pink flowers; they are the floral ambodiment of Japan's most deep rooted cultural and philosophical beliefs. They also, quite literally, symolise new beginnings with April 1 being the first day of both the financial and academic year of Japan.

The blooms also bring in the traditional custom of hanami - where people from all works of the society indulge in picnics under the cherry trees in full blossom.😍


SAY IT IN JAPANESE!!!
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Now that i've told you guys about Japan, I'm sure you guys wanna go there, sooooo.......... lets learn some Japanese 😆


Konnichiwa - Hi/ Hello
Ohayou Gozaimasu - Good morning
Konbanwa - Good evening
Sayounara - Good bye
Ja matane - See you later
Hisashiburi - Long time, no see
Tadaima - Here I am, I'm home
Okaerinasai - Welcome home
Sumimasen - Excuse me
Omedetou gozaimsu - Congradulations
Arigatou gozaimasu - Thank you
Watashitachiha tomodachi - We are friends


THANK YOU ALL FOR READING!!!!! HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!



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