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E90 Jesus in JapanE90 Jesus in Japan
Show Notes for episode 90 of our Podcast – Jesus in Japan. Story Notes The podcasts return has aligned with Christmas Day, so why not talk a little about Jesus. For there are some that believe Jesus didn’t die on the cross, but in fact made his way to Japan[...]
B19 Forgotten Pantomime – GigakuB19 Forgotten Pantomime – Gigaku
Show Notes for bonus 19 of our Podcast – Forgotten Pantomime – Gigaku. Story Notes Today we talk of an almost forgotten part of Japanese History. Japanese pantomime. Known as Gigaku. Now as for its origins it looks like it was an import from Korea during the Nara Period around[...]
E66A Tattooing – A HistoryE66A Tattooing – A History
Show Notes for episode 66A of our Podcast – Tattooing a History. Story Notes Now first off I want to say there was an unfortunate death in my family recently, hence the break in episodes. But we are here now. And I am much better than I was. But[...]
E61 Golden WeekE61 Golden Week
Show Notes for episode 61 of our Podcast – Golden Week. Story Notes Today Heather brought us the history of Golden Week so lets get into it. Golden week got its start in 1948. The Japanese government established a “public holiday law” designating 9 official holidays as well as stating[...]
EP36 A Brief History of RiceEP36 A Brief History of Rice
Show Notes for episode 36 of our Podcast – A Brief History of Rice. Story Notes What is rice? How is it grown? The rice plant is a grass. The product, also called rice, is a cereal grain, and the scientific name is Oryza sativa. It is usually grown in[...]
EP30 The Bean Throwing FestivalEP30 The Bean Throwing Festival
Show Notes for episode 30 of our Podcast – The Bean Throwing Festival. Story Notes There is a saying in Japan they states: On the Eve of the beginning of the Spring Season, to place heads of sardine and holly is to ward of the devil known as Kaguhana, a[...]
EP24 Christmas in JapanEP24 Christmas in Japan
Show Notes for episode 24 of our Podcast – Christmas in Japan. Story Notes Christmas in Japan is a different atmosphere that the one you might be used to. For both Thomas and myself, we are used to Christmas being the most important holiday of the year. Many people have[...]
EP5 Weaver of HeavenEP5 Weaver of Heaven
Show Notes for EP5 of our Podcast – Tanabata – Weaver of Heaven. Story and Song Notes The festival of Tanabata can trace it origins to the Empress Koken when it was adopted by Japan from the Heian Period. The festival has lasted to this day. The story of the[...]