Have you ever seen real samurai swords? They are reallly really cool and beautiful! Katana or nihonto (Japanese name of samurai sword), is known throughout the world for its beauty and sharpness. You can see the artistically decorated scabbard, and also the wave pattern of the blade called hamon, which are the characteristics of katana.

Katana or nihonto (Japanese name of samurai sword), is known throughout the world for its beauty and sharpness. You can see the artistically decorated scabbard, and also the wave pattern of the blade called hamon, which are the characteristics of katana.

This Kanji is read as "BU" in Japanese. It means "wild soul"or"strong mind". The owner of "BU" is "Bushi:武士" or "Samurai:侍".

武,a Kanji read as "bu" in Japanese. It means "wild soul"or "strong mind". The owner of "bu" is "Bushi: 武士" or "Samurai: 侍"

It is virtually always used when something doesn’t go along plan. Kuso is pretty much the equivalent of any English swear word you can imagine. Literally translated, kuso means feces. Over time, it has grown to be one of the most common swear words used in the Japanese language, ironically almost the same as in the English language.

Insta-Learn word again, and it’s so polite as well again… Anyhow, kuso can be often heard in shounen anime. It is virtually always used when something doesn’t go along plan. The translations are very very wide and have various interpretations.

The red thread of fate is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of those that are destined to meet each other in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger. The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstance.

The red thread of fate is an East Asian belief .The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

A heart-stirring glimpse into the hardships of life, and the God who wants to restore the ravaged souls of His children. (Psalm 23:5) http://adivineencounter.com/monday-minute-he-restores-my-soul

He Restores My Soul

A heart-stirring glimpse into the hardships of life, and the God who wants to restore the ravaged souls of His children. (Psalm l

Enso - Japanese for circle and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Symbolizing Enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void; it is also an 'expression of the moment.'e

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There are few symbols in Zen Buddhism, and one of my favorite ones is the Enso. This simple shape--a circle--represents Zen Buddhism perfect.

Illustration of a Japanese fairy tale wherein a girl befriends a crow demon in order to save the soul of her sister. S)

Illustration of a Japanese fairy tale wherein a girl befriends a crow demon in order to save the soul of her sister. Illustrated by Liz Pulido P. I wonder were this tale leads.

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This is my second tattoo. Its based off of Hokusai’s famous Japanese block art painting “The Great Wave”. I got it done at Art ‘N Soul in Allentown PA by Jason Lentz, he’s.

Japanese Donburi (rice bowl). I love this, the variations are limitless! Great with salmon, chicken, shrimp... I like keeping the eggs in tact so while the whites cook the yolks are a little runny still, mmm. And I always add tons of fresh veggies!

Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)

Grateful for the love of my life.  :)    The red string of fate, also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of those that are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other.    The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place…

Grateful for the love of my life. :) Card that I'll give to my fiance the morning of our wedding!

Itadakimasu! 20 Japanese Recipes That Cost Less Than a Ticket to Tokyo | Serious Eats

23 Japanese Recipes That Cost Less Than a Ticket to Tokyo

Japanese Oyakodon: Chicken + Egg + 15 Minutes = Dinner Read the full article on Serious Eats

Japanese boro  It’s sort of an unintended art form, which highlights preservation and the importance of reuse and recycling.

There is an old saying of Japanese farmers – ‘Never throw away a piece of cloth big enough to wrap three beans’. Japanese boro (yogi back) Photo by: Jared Graves

Japanese Milk Buns are known for their distinct, milky taste and their soft, melt in your mouth texture. These soft dinner rolls are perfect with any kind of jam or spread but are delicious on their own.

Japanese Milk Buns

Japanese Milk Buns are known for their distinct, milky taste and their soft, melt in your mouth texture. These soft dinner rolls are perfect with any kind of jam or spread but are delicious on their own.

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