Shinto Shrines have become synonymous with Japan. These beautiful structures are an integral part of the rich history of this wonderful country. However, the understanding of these Shinto Shrines can be quite difficult for a western audience to interpret. In fact, there are words pertaining to these spiritual structures that don’t even have an equivalent in the English language. This makes understanding the significance behind these shrines that much more difficult, but arguably all that more appealing.Continue reading
This is personal.
I am not used to write or talk about this stuff, in part because I assume that’s not what you are interested in, in part because I am a very (very) shy person.
But sometimes, it happens; I need to put into intelligible words the confusing thoughts that crowd my mind. And today it’s a special day, a special anniversary. Today is my son’s birthday. Two years.Continue reading
THE TIME HAS COME… THE FIRST ONLINE COURSE IS HERE!
I apologize for all these capital letters, they look a little loud; but the announcement is huge, it really is! I’ve been working very hard on this course for the past couple of months, so it’s with a little pride that I present you “First Time Japan”.
Hi, I am back with a brief video in Italian to chat about the 2018 Turin international bookfair.
I didn’t have enough time, and I could spend only half a day here; so, what I will tell you is the final “wishlist” of all the book I want to read after all the beautiful events that took place here!Continue reading
Last day of April, and I am glad to share with you something different (thanks to Carmela Rodriguez); a short guide to Capsule Hotel in Tokyo!
Tokyo is the land of the robot-run cafes and some of the world’s most advanced technology. So if you’re heading to Japan’s capital city, why not stay in a futuristic capsule?Continue reading
I know, I already discussed this topic plenty, but honestly I think I didn’t quite give you a proper introduction to the practice of itako, so here we go!Continue reading
In May, I will be back to Japan and I will visit some new places that were on my bucket list since ages… so, I am getting ready (again) for the trip, and aside for the renewal of the passport, I am going through all the apps that I usually use when in Japan, and I thought it could be fun to share them with you!Continue reading
Today we are back to some ancient topic. I know, it seems a little “recurring”, but I think it’s a very interesting topic, and one that you can better appreciate if you read about it different times… So, I’d say, let’s get into business, and see (once more), what is kegare, and why is so importante in Japan (but also elsewhere…)Continue reading