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A Japanese Song per Day: Claire - Moon Dew
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A Japanese Song per Day: Ceui - Revolution
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A Japanese Song per Day: Iwata Karen - Hana wa saku
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A Japanese Song per Day: SMAP - Arigatou
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They say that Arigatou comes from Portuguese word Obrigado meaning the same. Thanks for your songs. 
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A Japanese Song per Day: HKT48 ft. Kishidan - Shekarashika!
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Matsumoto Castle's red bridge

Most Japanese castles were surrounded by moats filled with water, traversed by bridges in front of the gates.

However, since the castle was also a symbol of the lord’s power and status, although the bridges were the first to be destroyed, they were built with great attention to detail, some of them being painted and decorated with quite expensive ornaments. A good example is this bridge of Matsumoto castle, featuring traditional giboshi ornaments…

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Japanese gardens, Stepping stone bridge

Maybe the oldest type of water crossing, the stepping stones bridge is often used in Japanese gardens to create a landscape as close to the nature as possible.

The stepping stones are always carefully selected, sometimes brought from hundreds of kilometers away and assembled in such a way that the visitor is forced to step carefully, to slow down and to observe the water flow, the shape of the stones, the vegetation…

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Japanese traditional architecture, Kamebara

The Japanese pagoda evolved from the Buddhist stupa, and some pagodas still use architectural elements borrowed from the stupa, like this tahōtō pagoda of Chion-in, in Higashiyama, Kyoto.

Above the first roof there’s a mound-like structure called kamebara ("tortoise belly"), finished with white plaster. If we ignore the covering, the remaining architecture is actually a stupa, protected against weather by the roof…

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Japanese samurai armor, Naga Eboshi Kabuto

Inspired by eboshi, a type of headdress worn by the Shinto priests and, on special occasions, by the higher class, the kabuto (helmet) photographed here is called simply eboshi kabuto.

The height of the eboshi was expressing the status of the wearer, the tallest versions, naga eboshi, being reserved for the top ranking samurai and aristocrats. Similar to eboshi, the tall kabuto in the photo belonged to a powerful and well known daimyo, Kato Kiyomasa.

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Visiting Tokyo, Nakano Broadway ultra-short history

However, by the 1980s Nakano lost its luster, surpassed by the much more glamorous Shinjuku or Ikebukuro. Nakano Broadway started transforming into the flourishing manga-anime center that it is today in 1980, when the Mandarake company opened here its first second hand book store. Over the decades, the success of the book store attracted many other similar shops, and today Nakano Broadway is dominated by manga, anime and games stores, following Akihabara as the second otaku paradise in Tokyo.

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Kyoto local legends, Higashiyama Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka

In Higashiyama, Kyoto, there are two very steep and quite narrow streets leading to the famous Kiyomizu-dera, the Ninen-zaka (which means “two years slope") and the Sannen-zaka ("three years slope"). They are almost always crowded by tourists coming and going to the temple, and with a lot of tempting window shops lining the streets, you have to be extra careful not to trip on the stairs.

In fact, there’s a scary local legend that says that if you stumble and fall on the Ninen-zaka, you may die in the next two years, while if you stumble and fall on the Sannen-zaka, you will die in the next three years…

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Passionate about Japan, travel and photography 
Photographing Japan, writing about Japan travel. 

I started the muza-chan.net website in November 2007, a few weeks after my first trip to Japan. At the time, I had in mind a travel journal, written for my Romanian friends. But after a while I received a lot of questions, so I also started to write about the Japanese customs and traditions I observed. Soon, I added several other topics, like history, travel tips, pop-culture…

During the last 7 years, I visited Japan about a month per year… somehow I feel at home there, as if a part of my soul was always there. It is a place I love and where I feel loved...

I want to show you the Japan that I see and many times I feel that I can do more through photos than through words...

Why Muza-chan?

Muza was a nickname I received during college. In Romanian, muza means muse, but my nickname is unrelated to this… Anyway, the nickname stuck with me and then, because of my interest in Japan, the Japanese diminutive suffix -chan was added, hence Muza-chan!
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