Category Archives: Japan

Nagasaki, Japan

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At the moment I am trying to order my postcards a little bit, so in these next says I will probably post some forgotten pearls 🙂 Just as this nice card from Japan! Thank you very much Sayuri ♥

Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. It became a centre of Portuguese and other European influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki have been proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. Its name means “long cape”.

Did you know?
Japan has more than 50,000 people who are over 100 years old.  :O

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Maikos, Japan

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This is the first car that Kana from Japan ever sent! I feel so honored! Thank you very much for this extraordinary card Kana! I love it!

Maiko is an apprentice geiko (not exactly same as geisha) in Kyoto, western Japan. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen or Koto (Traditional Japanese musical instruments) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geiko after learning how to dance the traditional kyomai dances, play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origin.

Have you read the book “Memories of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden? I think the book illustrates quite well what Maikos and Geishas do. There is also a movie, in case you don’t like to read so much 🙂

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Kyoto, Japan

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A beautiful view of Kyoto! Thank you very much Akiko! I love this sight

Japan has so lovely spots! I love the cherry blossom tree and the lake looks so peaceful and so romantic ♥ How would it be to be on a boat on this lake with the person you love? Oh it would be so wonderful!

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Tokyo, Japan

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A gorgeous card! Don’t you think? I got this from Akiko in Japan!

When I was little and we had to drive through the night, say because we were heading our holiday destination, I would always look out of the windows to cherish the lights of the big cities. I always imagined every light would represent one person living in this city. So many different lights – so many different persons. And when I look at this great card from the capital of Japan – Tokyo.

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Itsukushima Shrine, Japan

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I got this card from Akiko in Japan! Thank you so much!!

I got not only a postcard, but also a riddle! Because there wasn’t any clue on the card about what it this gate you can see on the postcard! But I have done my homework and it turned out,

this is a shinto shrine called Itsukushima Shrine. And it is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Awesome right?

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Hiroshima Lantern Floating 6th August, Japan

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I got this card from my friend Akiko from Japan. It shows the annual Lantern Floating in Hiroshima. This Lantern floating is celebrated because of the anniversary of the atomic bombing. They are also having a sombre ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.

I had to be quiet a few second when I received this card. I was a bit sad, but I also like the fact, that no one will ever be forgotten as long as they have this wonderful tradition.

Peace

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Yakushima island, Japan

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A nice card I got from Akiko from Japan.

This card shows the Yakushima island. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. Akiko wirtes that it is devilish hot there. Haha I can imagine ^^ I like this tree on the postcard. It looks really old. I know there are trees called Mammut-trees. I think they are in Australia or the USA, I don’t remember.

Do you know grandmother Oak of Pocahontas? The more I look at this tree, the more do I think this tree could be this Grandmother. I like Pocahontas. It is a lovely movie and a sad story.

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