miki iwai

Miki Iwai

Writer


I love Japanese traditional culture and travelling all over Japan. I also like to see Noh performances, doing calligraphy, and reading/making Japanese poems called “Tanka.” Through writing, I’d like to introduce a unique culture that only exists in Japan.

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Soba noodle
2015.10.05
Be a sake-meister at “Fuji-shuzo Winery”in Takehara city, Hiroshima Prefecture
Shuzo Ice Monaka is a ‘must try’ when traveling Takehara city! Takehara city in Hiroshima Prefe
2015.10.03
Let’s take a walk and refresh yourself at ”Kamado-jinja Shrine”, where love begins. (Fukuoka)
Gain a healthy spirit and body at Mt. Homan! Fukuoka is a gourmet’s town! Fukuoka has an endless
2015.09.04
Enjoy Japanese-style French food at “Murangozzo,”in Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture!
Murangozzo serves “Uonuma cuisine”! Murangozzo is inside“HATAGO ISEN”. It’s Japanese integrate
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itsukushima jinja
2015.08.28
“Itsukushima-Jinja shrine”, a one of a kind in Hiroshima, mystically floating on an island in the sea.
Itsukushima Shrine, a famous destination among foreign tourists. Hiroshima is one of many popul
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Takehara
2015.08.27
Let’s explore the city of "Takehara" in Hiroshima, with it’s taste of old Japan.
The city where traditional Japanese life can still be seen. The closest station is the JR Kure li
Hetsumiya
2015.08.05
“Munakata Taisha,”the shrine for the god who protects the sea, where you can visit 3 shrines!
The newly renovated shrine hall, “Hetsumiya” Hetsumiya in Munakata Taisha is in Munakata city,
The exit of Echigo Yuzawa station
2015.08.05
An entertaining station where you can taste Japanese sake! “Echigo Yuzawa Station” in Niigata Prefecture
You can taste sake right at the station! “Kikizake-Koshi-no-shitsu” Echigo Yuzawa Station is wher
book store
2015.08.04
“Kanda Jimbo-cho”the town to find rare books is also secretly known as a town of gourmet food.
A treasure box of rare old books. The ‘book town’ of Kanda Jimbo-cho. Do you like reading? I
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Shiteno Daikoku-do
2015.07.28
Easy access from Osaka! A 1400 yeas old temple connected with Shotoku Taishi: "Shitenno-ji Temple"
The treasures in “Shitenno-ji Temple” There are many important cultural assets at this site s
akitajo
2015.06.19
World-class heritage in Japan: ”The remains of Akita Castle”
The oldest castle in Japan is called “Jōsaku” Akita castle was built in 733 in Akita Prefecture, cl
2015.05.28
Looking into Japanese culture through the color of Purple
Purple, the color of the upper class, ruling people At one time in Japan, the color purple was
2015.05.07
Looking into Japanese culture through the color of Red
Red in Japanese culture The color red has traditionally been used for Noh stage’s curtain, Hannma
2015.04.30
Kokufu will be full of festivities! Kurayami-matsuri, a carnival in the darkness of night
The biggest shrine in Musashi province, Okuni-mitama-jinja Shrine The festival held in the darkness
2015.04.23
Let’s go on a Museum tour along the Toei Oedo rail line to learn about traditional Japanese culture!
The Toei Oedo line runs in and around Tokyo! Learn about and enjoy Japanese traditional crafts! The
2015.04.10
Transforming into god, human, or ghost. The world of Nogaku looking through Noh’s mask, or “Omote” is so interesting.
A variety of Noh masks or “Omote.” Nogaku has more than 800 years of history and is a traditional p

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2017.02.04
【Last Updated: 24 Feb.】Sakura cherry blossom forecast 2017 in Japan
Tadaima Japan will inform you on the cherry blossom forecast for spring 2017. We will also recommen