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 Prefecture flourished because of the manufacturing and
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 amount of good food including, mentaiko, tonkotsu
2015.08.28
A Trip to Miyajima Island and its Floating Shrine “Itsukushima-Jinja"
How to get to Miyajima The siland of Miyajima is a popular one-day trip destination from Hiroshima. From Hiroshima Station, take the JR San'yo line u
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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 line, Takehara station. You can get here by limousin
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 where you can taste Japanese sake! In the back of Co C
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 do! I love touring the second-hand bookshops, so 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 such as “Rokujiraisan-do”, A Torii gate, “Yuyahojo”
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 of night called Kurayami-matsuri, is one of the c
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 performance art that Japan can be proud of. On stag
2015.03.27
Noh’s main attraction is to see how humans can transform into something non-human.
The mysterious Noh theatre’s history has prospered up through today. Noh and Kyogen are collectively called “Nogaku,” or Noh theatre. It is said that