the 5 best capsule hotels in tokyo
Guest post, Travel Tips

The 5 Best Capsule Hotels in Tokyo

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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?

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Anthropology, Culture tips, JST Video

Talking about impurity | Kegare and contamination in Japan

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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…)

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Culture tips, Field 2012, Field Journal

Beauty and impermanence

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Well, I am already late for this, but hanami season is upon us, and I think that, while a lot of people are aware of the beauty of these cherry blossoms, it’s harder to fully understand the emotions behind the affection and devotion that Japanese seem to show toward sakura.

I will try to dig a little bit more, trying to shed some light on the link between beauty and impermanence while remembering a beautiful hanami I witnessed, 5 years ago, in the deep of the night.

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