Welcome to the Land Of the Rising Son
There is no other place in the universe like Japan.
With a culture thousands of years old and a most esoteric language, Japan remains an enigma to the rest of the world.
To truly understand the Japanese, one must live among them, but even then, there remains layers upon layers of a cryptic culture and society.
Based upon my experience living in the countryside of Japan for my entire adult life, I have come to a deep understanding of the Japanese mindset, and the inner working of this incredibly unique society.
Join me as we journey into the nooks and crannies of the Japanese Way.
Who are the Japanese?
Perhaps one of the most misunderstood people on our shared earth, this island nation of 126 million remains a mystery to the outside world.
Of the most ancient cultures in the world, the Japanese are masters at assimilating, and molding outside concepts into something uniquely Japanese.
Why can they do this?
It's in their DNA.
Here you will find some keys to open your question door, and there, you will only come to find, yet another layer, and another, and so on.
Welcome to the Land Of The Rising Son.
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Thoughts and musing about life and Japan.
Ask any Japanese what their “religion” is, and they will say, “We don’t have one.”
For the Japanese do not have a “religion”, and never have.
The Japanese have an indigenous way of life, which has continued for millennia until this day, and has been labeled a “religion” by others.
One of Yakumo’s dearest friends said to him:
“When you find, in four or five years more, that you cannot understand the Japanese at all, then you will begin to know something about them.”
Lafcadio Hearn is a historic figure of Meiji-era Japan, he introduced Japanese culture to the West with intriguing observations about Japan.