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To Japan With Love

Jasmin Young catches a wave in the surf town of Taito

To Japan With Love - tojapanwithlove [588]

Home to numerous professional surf events, Taito also hosts the annual Surf Town Fiesta, which combines catching waves with educating visitors about how to be an eco-friendly surfer.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Beaches & Resorts | Sports | Nature | Ecotourism
Japanese maple tree in autumn.

Arin Greenwood snowshoes silently through Hirafu

To Japan With Love - tojapanwithlove [588]

After failing in her attempts to learn to snowboard, Arin Greenwood discovers a peaceful alternative: snowshoeing through the quiet woodlands of Mt. Yotei.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Sports | Nature
American Pastime

Film Review: American Pastime

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Life throws Lyle Nomura a curve ball when he lands in a WWII Japanese internment camp instead of going to college on a baseball scholarship. Internment camp guard Bully Burrell knows baseball...

Destinations: Japan
Topics: People | Performing Arts | Sports | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
Fans release balloons at a baseball game in Osaka.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game- Osaka Style

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Japan is a country that is passionate about baseball.

Destinations: Japan | Osaka
Topics: Economy | Culture | People | Sports | 20th Century History | Music | For Kids

World Cup 2002, A Global Festival in Korea

Doreen Cheong - dcheong [1,276]

The FIFA World Cup 2002 marks the first global festival of the 21st century. For the first time ever, the World Cup is held in Asia and co-hosted by two countries: Japan and Korea, in a display of...

Destinations: Tokyo | Japan
Topics: Travel | Sports

Sumo

Frank Lev - flev [2,460]

I went to see Sumo the other day. It took a lot of determination getting there but it was worth it. Sumo and baseball are the national sports in Japan. Perhaps baseball is more popular, but Sumo with...

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Culture | People | Sports
The water is coldGive me strength to endure itAs I purge myselfOn the second Sunday of the New Year, wearing nothing more than loincloths called shitaobi and headbands called hachimaki, many Japanese men brave the icy waters of Teppozu Inari Jinja, a Shinto shrine in central Tokyo, to practice a yearly purification ritual.

Japanese Expressions II

Robert George - rgeorge [1,340]

A story told with photos.

Destinations: Tokyo | Japan
Topics: Food | Culture | People | Agriculture | Sports | Traditions
The Tokyo district of Rygoku is home of one of Japan's most famous Sumo wrestling facilities. Sumo wrestlers train very strenuously for their six annual basho tournaments, and must consume up to 10,000 calories a day to achieve and maintain their enormous stature. When they're not in training however, they can be seen strolling the city sidewalks wearing blue and white cotton robes called yukata.

Sumo

Robert George - rgeorge [1,340]

A story told with photos.

Destinations: Tokyo | Japan
Topics: Photography | People | Sports
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