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  • Miyajima – Exotic Island Where Gods And Humans Live Together

    11. December 2009

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    Miyajima – Exotic Island Where Gods And Humans Live Together
    The island of Miyajima is positioned many miles away from the Hiroshima city of Japan. It is considered as a sacred island. It is believed that the island is blessed by both the Buddhism as well as the Shintoism faiths. The island of Miyajima is also one of the very few excellent and impressive natural destinations present in the today’s world. The Miyajima Island is thus developed as one of the excellent eco-tourist destinations in Japan. You will definitely experience a fairy-tale life when you enter the island by traveling early morning through a boat and covering the distance of the sea. The travel that is required to reach the island is an experience of its kind. The island is considered as Misa San’s holy mountain. It is believed that Buddha had came to Japan in early 5th century  [...]

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    Shodo – A Japanese Art Of Persistence And Astuteness

    10. December 2009

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    Shodo – A Japanese Art Of Persistence And Astuteness
    A form of ‘restricted detonation on paper’, Shodo is an art of Japanese Calligraphy which means ‘technique of writing’. It is an elegant and gorgeous piece of art specialized in this part of the world. Another form of calligraphy known as Kanji uses Japanese characters with sound and connotation of image aesthetics. Where kanji is used to depict the intangible and indistinguishable idea of the world, Shodo portrays the most significant principals of ancient Japanese civilization and lifestyle. A sturdy hand is not the only requisition to specialize Shodo. It requires alert, stable, and unambiguous state of mind with immense exertion and years of practice to be proficient in this form of art. To master Shodo, one should be able to act instinctively with a lucid mind instead of focusing  [...]

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