Category: History

02 Mar

The Origin of Hinanatsuri -Girl’s Festival-

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3rd of March is Hinamatsuri in Japan and people celebrate with beautiful dolls for the girls in the family. It’s also called Momo no Sekku. How this festival started?

29 Dec

Japanese Tribal Tattoo, Jomon Tattoo

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Japanese tattoo is well-known because of Yakuza films. But there are also tribal tattoos that have been a tradition of Ainu and Ryukyuan people. The patterns are very similar to the ones seen in Taiwan, Philippines or Polynesia. Why tribal tattoos are not so common in Japan and how did it arrive there?