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This sword was forged back in 2001, so now is nearly 12 years old. Blade is hand forged from silco-manganese steel. 3 feet 6" (in Chinese measurement) was the longest size for single handed sword, also known as 上士劍, which has more striking power and can be used with double handed if needed. Fittings were made from thick brass and aged. Blade also made to unique qian quan style with very strong edge.

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Legend says, long ago, there was a monster called Nian. It was thought to look like a mix between a dragon and a unicorn. On the first and the 15th of each lunar month, the monster would come down from the mountains to hunt people. People feared the monster and locked their doors early before sunset on the days of its coming. There lived an old wise man in a village. He thought it was the panic in people that made the monster so bold and furious. Thus the old man asked people to organize toge

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Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher in the north eastern region of the Indian subcontinent who founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age. Buddha literally means "awakened one." The time of his birth and death are uncertain but most historians date his lifetime as c. 563 BCE to 483 BCE. Gautama, also known as Shakyamuni ("sage of the Shakyas"), is the key figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are

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The samisen (Japanese for "three flavor strings") is a three-stringed musical instrument played with a plectrum called a "bachi." The pronunciation in Japanese is usually "shamisen." The samisen is similar in length to a guitar, but its neck is much slimmer and without frets. Its drum-like rounded rectangular body, known as the "do," is covered front and back with skin in the manner of a banjo and amplifies the sound of the strings. The skin is usually from a dog or cat, but in the past a spe

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The cheongsam is a body-hugging (modified in Shanghai) one-piece Chinese dress for women; the male version is the changshan. It is known in Chinese as the qipao and is also known in English as a mandarin gown. The stylish and often tight-fitting cheongsam or qipao (chipao) that is most often associated with today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and was made fashionable by socialites and upper class women. The English loanword cheongsam comes from cheuhngsaam, the Cantonese pronunciation

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The history of the Smiling or Happy Buddha can be traced back to the Bodhisattva Maitreya, the Buddha that is predicted to succeed Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The names Smiling, Fat, Laughing or Happy Buddha are just Western nomenclature for this figure. He is usually depicted with a bald head, wide smile, a huge exposed belly, and always carrying a bag. It is because of the ever-present bag that the Chinese call him Budai, meaning calico or cloth bag. The Japanese name for him i

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The Terracotta Soldiers, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers near Xian in the Sichuan province of China, near the Mausouleum of the First Qin Emperor. The figures vary in height (183–195 cm - 6ft–6ft 5in) according to their role, the tallest being the generals. The figures include strong warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army, there were over 8,000 soldier

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The pig domesticated early the the history of China and become a symbol of prosperity and good fortune for the common man If you were rich enough to have a pig living in your house,you could feel relatively secure, a piece of culture history that is encapsulated in the Chinese character of home.

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Perhaps the best place to begin the story of peonies in the garden is in China. Peonies were known in China as far back as perhaps 1000 BCE. It was not however until the seventh century, during the reign of the Emperor Yang (605-617) of the Sui dynasty, that peonies were thought to have been grown as ornamental plants. During the T'ang dynasty that followed (618-906) peonies supposedly became very popular in the imperial gardens and they were put under imperial protection. The best varieties

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This durable 100% cotton shirt is a traditional Chinese style top featuring beautiful pictures of tigers along with Chinese characters depicting tales of tiger folklore in an elegant pattern that covers the shirt. The shirt is available in small, medium, large and extra large.

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This durable 100% cotton shirt is a traditional Chinese style top featuring a variety of Chinese characters, from ancient to modern script, depicting tales of dragon folklore in an elegant pattern that covers the shirt. The shirt is available in small, medium, large and extra large.

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This durable 100% cotton shirt features the elegant design of a butterfly on the front and the Chinese character for butterfly printed on the back. The shirt is available in small, medium, large and extra large.

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This durable 100% cotton shirt features the elegant design of a Koi fish on the front and the Chinese character for the Koi fish printed on the back. The shirt is available in small, medium, large and extra large.

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During the Warring States era in China, most armor was made of leather or bronze, or a combination of both. The metal that was used most for military purposes was bronze. Wrought iron (pure iron) began to appear in the 5th century BC, but did not begin to replace bronze until the 2nd century BC. Most infantrymen wore lamellar or coat of plates cuirasses. The lamellar cuirass worn by these men was made of hundreds of small overlapping metal and/or leather plates laced together to make a flexible

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The Maneki Neko, literally "Beckoning Cat", also known as Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, Money cat, or Fortune Cat, is a common Japanese sculpture, often made of porcelain or ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat (traditionally a Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed--usually at the entrance--in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. In the design of the sculptures, a raised right paw supposedly

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This durable 100% cotton shirt features the elegant design of a tiger's face on the front and the Chinese character for tiger printed on the back. The shirt is available in small, medium, large and extra large.

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Qin Shi Huang (259 BCE – 210 BCE), personal name Zhao Zheng, was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 246 BCE to 221 BCE during the Warring States Period. He became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BCE. He ruled until his death in 210 BCE at the age of 50. Qin Shi Huang remains a controversial figure in Chinese history. After unifying China, he and his chief adviser Li Si passed a series of major economic and political reforms. He undertook gigantic projects, including the first v

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Huang-di, or the Yellow Emperor, is a legendary Chinese sovereign and cultural hero who is considered in Chinese mythology to be the ancestor of all Han Chinese. He was one of the legendary Five Emperors. He was mentioned in the Shiji by historian Sima Qian (145 BCE-90 BCE). Tradition holds that he reigned from 2697 BC to 2597 BC. His personal name was said to be Gongsun Xuanyuan. He emerged as a chief deity of Taoism during the Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE). Among his many accomplishments, Hu

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Chopsticks are small tapered sticks used in pairs of equal length as the traditional eating utensils of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Chopsticks are most commonly made of bamboo or plastic, but are also made of metal, bone, ivory, and various types of wood. The pair of sticks is maneuvered in one hand, between the thumb and fingers, and used to pick up pieces of food. Although the exact origins of chopsticks are unknown, many scholars believe they originated in China nearly five t

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Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China, possibly as early as 6000 BCE and definitely by 3000 BCE. Legend gives credit for developing silk to a Chinese empress, Lei Zu (Hsi-Ling-Shih, Lei-Tzu). The writings of Confucius recount that a silk worm's cocoon fell into the tea cup of the empress Lei Zu. Wishing to extract it from her drink, the young girl of fourteen began to unroll the thread of the cocoon. She then had the idea to weave it. Having observed the life of the silk worm on the r

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The Giant Panda is a bear native to central-western and southwestern China. The Giant Panda was previously thought to be a member of the raccoon family. It is easily recognized by its large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Though belonging to the order Carnivora, the Giant Panda has a diet which is 99% bamboo. The Giant Panda may eat other foods such as honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, and bananas when available. The Giant Pa

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Geta are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble both clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground. There are several different styles of geta. The most familiar style in the West consists of an unfinished wooden board called a dai, or "stand", that the foot is set upon, with a cloth thong, or "hanao", that passes between the big toe and second toe. As geta are usually w

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Tengu, translated as "heavenly dogs", are a class of supernatural creatures found in Japanese folklore, art, theater, and literature. They are one of the best known "yokai" (monster-spirits) and are sometimes worshipped as Shinto kami (revered spirits or gods). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. They appear in the

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The Qilin (also known as Ky lan in Vietnamese, Girin in Korean, Kirin in Japanese and Keileon in Cantonese) is a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature known throughout various East Asian cultures, and is said to appear in conjunction with the arrival of a sage. It is a good omen that brings "rui", which translates as "serenity" or "prosperity". It is often depicted with what looks like fire all over its body. The earliest references to the Qilin are in the 5th century BC book Zuo Zhuan.

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The tonfa, also known as tong fa or tuifa, is a traditional Okinawan weapon from which the modern side-handled police baton is derived. The origin of the tonfa is debated but experts believe it either originated in China or Indonesia. It is used in both Southeast Asian and Chinese martial arts and was possibly brought to Okinawa through their influence. A similar weapon called the "mae sun sawk" is used in Thailand. Tradition holds that during the reign of Okinawan ruler Sho Shin, restrictions w

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Brahma is the Hindu god (deva) of creation and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. He is not to be confused with the Supreme Cosmic Spirit in Hindu Vedanta philosophy known as Brahman. Also, in Sanskrit grammar, Brahma is nominative singular of the generic word Brahman, as Aatma is nominative singular for Aatman. Brahaman and Aatman are the same in Vedanta philosophy, the Para-Aatma (Supersoul) and Jeeva Aatma (Individual Soul) are Brahman. His consort is Saraswati, the godde

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Vishnu, also known as Narayana, is the Supreme Being or Ultimate Reality for Vaishnavas and a manifestation of Brahman in the Advaita or Smarta traditions of Hinduism. The Vishnu Sahasranama describes Vishnu as the All-Pervading essence of all beings, beyond the past, present and future, the creator and destroyer of all existences, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. In the Puranas, Vishnu is described as being the color of clou

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Taekwondo (also, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, or Tae Kwon-Do) is a martial art and combat sport originating in Korea. Taekwondo is the national sport of South Korea and sparring, kyeorugi, is an Olympic sporting event. In Korean, derived from hanja, "tae" means to destroy with the feet, "kwon" means to strike or smash with the hand and "do" means "path", "way" or "method". Hence, taekwondo is loosely translated as "the way of the feet and fist". Taekwondo's popularity has resulted in the divergen

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Jujutsu, literally meaning the "art or science of softness", is a Japanese martial art consisting primarily of grappling techniques. Jujutsu evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for dispatching an armed and armored opponent in situations where the use of weapons was impractical or forbidden. Due to the difficulty of dispatching an armored opponent with striking techniques, the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks and throws. These t

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Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than

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Judo, meaning "gentle way", is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling manuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by executing a choke. Strikes and thrusts (by hands and feet) as well as weapon defenses are a part of judo, bu

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Kata, literally "form", is a Japanese word describing detailed choreographed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in pairs. Kata are used in many traditional Japanese arts such as theater forms like kabuki and schools of tea ceremony, but are most commonly known for the presence in the martial arts. Kata are used by most traditional Japanese and Okinawan martial arts, such as aikido, iaido, judo, jujutsu, kenjutsu, kendo and karate. Other arts such as t'ai chi ch'uan and taekwondo feat

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Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands(Okinawa) from indigenous fighting methods. Karate is characterised as a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands (karate chop). Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles. Karate developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom prior to its 19th century annexation by Japan. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century during a

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Shiva, also spelled Siva or Shiv, is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. Often called "the Destroyer", Shiva is one of the Trimurti, along with Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the supreme deity, whereas in other branches of Hinduism such as the Smarta tradition he is worshipped as one of five manifestations of the divine. Followers of Hinduism who focus their worship upon Shiva are called Shaivites or Shaivas. His role as the primary deity of Sh

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Pekingese, or Pekinese, is an ancient breed of toy dog originating in China. They were the favored pet of the Chinese Imperial court, and the name relates to the city of Beijing where the Forbidden City resides. These dogs are also called Dogs of Foo (or Fu) by the Chinese, and how much they are revered can be seen in the number of Chinese artworks depicting them. The Pekingese breed is over 2000 years old and has hardly changed in all that time. The Chinese bred them to be companions to the

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The Shaolin Monastery is a Chan Buddhist temple at Song Shan in the Henan province of what is now the Peoples Republic of China. The monastery was built by the Emporer Hsiao-Wen in 496 CE, and the first abbot of Shaolin was Batuo, also known as Bhadra, an Indian dhyana master who came to China in CE 464 to spread Buddhist teachings. Long famous for its association with Chinese martial arts, it is perhaps the best known Buddhist monastery to the Western world. According to the Continued Biogra

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Kung fu, also known as gongfu or gung fu, is a well-known Chinese term often used by speakers of the English language to refer to Chinese martial arts. Its original meaning is somewhat different, referring to one's expertise in any skill, not necessarily martial. According to the legend of the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, kung fu also has its origin in India. The Indian monk named Bodhidharma Sardili (also known as Da Mo in Chinese) traveled from India to China around 500 CE. It is said that he

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The Chow is a unique breed of dog thought to be one of the oldest recognizable breeds. Research indicates it is one of the first primitive breeds to evolve from the wolf. Recent DNA analysis confirms that this is one of the oldest breeds of dog. From what records survive, some historians believe that the Chow was the dog described as accompanying the Mongolian armies as they invaded south into China as well as west into Europe and southwest into the Middle East during 12th Century, although a Ch

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First a basic shape with simple details would be carved out of wood. This would then be used to mould an outer layer of plaster. Splitting the plaster in two to remove the wood, wax would then be used to fill the plaster mould. The wax would then be taken out and carved in greater detail by hand. The wax model would then be dipped into plaster and then baked, the wax melting away through specially shaped channels; hence the name ‘lost wax’. After this, molten brass would be poured into mould

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In the history of Japan, a ninja was someone specially trained in a variety of unorthodox arts of war. These included assassination, espionage, and other martial arts. Although their exact origins are still unknown, with some historians speculating about Chinese origin or influence, it is known that they appeared in 14th century feudal Japan, and remained active from the Kamakura to the Edo period. Their roles may have included sabotage, espionage, scouting and assassination missions as a way to

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Samurai was a term for the military nobility of pre-industrial Japan. The word "samurai" is derived from the archaic Japanese verb "samorau," changed to "saburau," meaning "to serve"; thus, a "samurai" is a servant, i.e. the servant of a lord. It is believed warriors and foot-soldiers in the sixth century may have formed a proto-samurai. Following a disastrous military engagement with Tang China and Silla, Japan underwent widespread reforms. One of the most important was that of the Taika Ref

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Shogun is a military rank and historical title in Japan. The modern rank is equivalent to a General. As a title, it was the governing individual at various times in the history of Japan, ending when Tokugawa Yoshinobu relinquished the office to Emperor Meiji in 1867. A shogun's office or administration is known in English as a "shogunate" or in Japanese as a bakufu, the latter of which literally means "an office in the tent", and originally meant "the house of a general". The tent is symbolic

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The daimyo were the most powerful feudal rulers from the 10th century to the 19th century in Japan. The term "daimyo" literally means "great name." From the shugo of the Muromachi period through the sengoku to the daimyo of the Edo period, the rank had a long and varied history. The term "daimyo" is also sometimes used to refer to the leading figures of such clans, also called "lord". It was usually, though not exclusively, from these warlords that a shogun arose or a regent was chosen. The d

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The nunchaku (sometimes called "nunchucks", "numchuks", or "chain sticks" in English) is a traditional weapon of the Kobudo weapons set and consists of two sticks connected at their ends with a short chain or rope. A sansetsukon is a similar weapon with three sticks attached on chains instead of two. Although the certain origin of nunchaku is disputed, it is thought to come from China through the Japanese island of Okinawa. The Japanese word nunchaku itself comes from the Hokkien (Min Nan) wo

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Sai is the Ryukyu name for a traditional Okinawan weapon also used in India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Its basic form is that of a pointed, rod-shaped baton, with two long, unsharpened projections (tsuba) attached to the handle. The very end of the handle is called the knuckle. Sai are constructed in a variety of forms. Traditional sai are round, while some reproductions have adapted an octagonal middle prong. The tsuba are traditionally symmetrical, however, the Manji design deve

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Jade is an ornamental stone. The term jade is applied to two different metamorphic rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals: nephrite and jadeite.The English word jade is derived from the Spanish term "piedra de ijada" (first recorded in 1565) or "loin stone", from its reputed efficacy in curing ailments of the loins and kidneys. Jade was considered the "imperial gem" in China. From about the earliest Chinese dynasties until present, the jade deposits in most use were not only fr

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Koi are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp Cyprinus carpio. While a 4th century Chinese book of the Western Jin Dynasty mentions carp with various colors, koi breeding first became popular in the 19th century in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. Farmers working the rice fields would notice that some carp were more brightly colored than others, capture them, and raise them. By the 20th century, a number of color patterns had been established, most notably the red-and-white Kohaku

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The Katana is a curved, single-edged sword traditionally used by the samurai. According to legend, the Japanese sword was invented by a smith named Amakuni (c.700 AD), along with the folded steel process. In reality the folded steel process and single edge swords had been brought over from China through trade in the early 10th century during the Tang Dynasty. Swords forged between 987 and 1597 are called koto or "old swords"; these are considered the pinnacle of Japanese swordcraft. Early models

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Bunraku, formly known as ningyo joruri, is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theater, founded in Osaka in 1684. Three kinds of performers take part in a bunraku performance: * Ningyotsukai or Ningyozukai - Puppeteers * Tayu - Chanters * Shamisen - Players Occasionally other instruments such as taiko drums are used. The most accurate term for the traditional puppet theater in Japan is ningyo joruri. The combination of chanting and shamisen playing is called joru

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Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese theatre. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by its performers. The individual kanji characters, from left to right, mean sing (歌), dance (舞), and skill (伎). Kabuki is therefore sometimes translated as "the art of singing and dancing." These are, however, ateji, characters that do not reflect actual etymology. The word kabuki is believed to derive from the verb kabuku, meaning "t

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Sakura or "cherry blossom" is the Japanese name for ornamental cherry trees, Prunus serrulata, and their blossoms. Cherry fruit (known as sakuranbo) comes from a different species of tree. Sakura is also commonly used as a woman's name. Sakura is indigenous to the Himalayas, North Bengal (now Bangladesh) and in east Asia such as China, Japan and Korea. Japan has a wide variety of sakura; more than 305 cultivars can be found there. Many were artificially hybridized or grafted by Japanese horti

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Hanami, literally "flower viewing", is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, "flower" in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms (sakura) or ume blossoms. From late March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan. The blossom forecast is announced each year by the weather bureau, and is watched carefully by those planning hanami as the blossoms only last a week or two. In modern-day Japan, hanami mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the sakura d

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Kimchi, also spelled gimchi or kimchee, is a traditional Korean fermented dish made of seasoned vegetables, such as the pickled Chinese cabbage. Kimchi is the most common Korean banchan eaten with rice along with other banchan dishes. Kimchi is also a common ingredient and cooked with other ingredients to make dishes such as kimchi stew (kimchi jjigae) and kimchi fried rice (kimchi bokkeumbap). Kimchi is also popular in Japan and parts of China. The history of kimchi traces back to ancient

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Okonomiyaki is a pan-fried Japanese dish cooked with various ingredients. Okonomi means "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki means "grilled" or "cooked". Thus, the name of this dish means "cook what you like, the way you like". In Japan, okonomiyaki is usually associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region. Kansai (Osaka)-style okonomiyaki is a pan-fried batter cake. This is the style

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Yakisoba, literally "fried noodles", is a dish often sold at festivals in Japan. It originates from Chinese chow mein, but has been integrated into Japanese cuisine like ramen. Even though soba is part of the word, yakisoba noodles are not made from buckwheat, but are similar to ramen noodles and made from wheat flour. Yakisoba usually refers to sosu yakisoba, flavored with sosu (Japanese Worcestershire sauce). It is prepared by stir-frying ramen-style noodles with bite-sized pork, vegetables

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Nori is the Japanese name for various edible seaweed species of the red alga Porphyra including most notably P. yezoensis and P. tenera. The term nori is also commonly used to refer to the food products created from these so-called "sea vegetables". Finished products are made by a shredding and rack-drying process that resembles papermaking. Japan, Korea, and China are the current major producers of nori, with total production valued at up to US $2 billion per year. Production and process

All Onigiri Japanese Food Kiki
Onigiri, also known as Omusubi, is a snack of Japanese rice formed into triangle or oval shapes and wrapped in nori (edible seaweed). Traditionally, the onigiri is filled with pickled ume fruit (umeboshi), salted salmon, katsuobushi, or any other salty or sour ingredient. In practice, pickled filling is used for preservation of the rice. Since the onigiri is one of the most famed and popular snacks in Japan, most convenience stores in Japan stock onigiri in many popular fillings and tastes. Spec

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Shinto is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. It involves the worship of "kami" or spirits. The word Shinto, comes from the Chinese word "Shentao" and combines two kanji: 神 "shin", meaning gods or spirits, and 道 "to", meaning a philosophical way or path (originally from the Chinese word "dao"). As such, Shinto is commonly translated as "The Way of the Gods". Shinto can be seen as a form of animism and may be regarded as a variant of shamanist religion.

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Oni are creatures from Japanese folklore, similar to Western demons such as ogres and trolls. They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature and theater. Depictions of oni vary widely but usually portray them as hideous, gigantic creatures with sharp claws, wild hair, and two long horns growing from their heads. They are humanoid for the most part, but occasionally they are shown with unnatural features such as odd numbers of eyes or extra fingers and toes. Their skin may be any numb

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Kami is the Japanese word for the spirits within objects in the Shinto faith. Although the word is sometimes translated as "god" or "deity," Shinto scholars point out that such a translation can cause a serious misunderstanding of the term. In some instances, such as Izanagi and Izanami, kami are personified deities, similar to the gods of ancient Greece or Rome. In other cases, such as those concerning the phenomenon of growth and natural objects, the spirits dwelling in trees, or forces of nat

All Amaterasu Japan Religion fearfrog
Amaterasu, Amaterasu-omikami, and Ohiru-menomuchi-no-kami are names for the sun goddess in Japanese mythology and perhaps the most important Shinto deity. Her name, Amaterasu, means literally "(that which) illuminates Heaven." She was born from the left eye of Izanagi as he purified himself in a river and went on to become the ruler of the Higher Celestial Plane (Takamagahara) and was also considered to be directly linked in lineage to the Imperial Household of Japan and the Emperor, who were co

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Pagoda is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with multiple eaves common in China, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Vietnam, and other parts of Asia. Most pagodas were built to have a religious function, most commonly Buddhist, and were often located in or near temples. This term may refer to other religious structures in some countries. In Thailand, "pagoda" usually means the same as stupa while in Vietnam, "pagoda" is a more generic term referring to a place of worship. The mode

All Asian Calligraphy Culture fearfrog
Asian calligraphy typically uses ink brushes to write Chinese characters called Hanzi in Chinese, Hanja in Korean, Kanji in Japanese and Han Tu in Vietnamese. Calligraphy is known as Shufa in Chinese, Seoye in Korean and Shodo in Japanese--all mean "the way of writing." Calligraphy is considered an important art in East Asia and the most refined form of East Asian painting. Calligraphy has also influenced ink and wash painting, which is accomplished using similar tools and techniques. Calligr

All Kanji Japan Language fearfrog
The Japanese term kanji literally means "Han characters" or Chinese characters. Chinese characters first came to Japan on articles imported from China. An early instance of such an import was a gold seal given by the emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty in 57 AD. It is not clear when Japanese people started to command Classical Chinese by themselves but the first Japanese documents were probably written by Chinese immigrants. For example, the diplomatic correspondence from King Bu of Wa to Emperor

All Pinyin China Language fearfrog
Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. Hanyu means the Chinese language, pin means "spell" and yin means "sound". It is also known as a scheme of the Chinese phonetic alphabet. Pinyin uses the Latin alphabet to represent sounds in Standard Mandarin. The way these letters represent sounds in Standard Mandarin differs from other languages that use the Roman alphabet. For example, the sounds indicated in pinyin by "b" and "g" c

All Chrysanthemum China Plants fearfrog
Chrysanthemums were cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. An ancient Chinese city was named Ju-Xian, meaning "chrysanthemum city". The flower was introduced into Japan probably in the 8th century AD, and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal. There is a "Festival of Happiness" in Japan that celebrates the flower. The flower was brought to Europe in the 17th century. Linnaeus named it from the Greek prefix "chrys", which means golden (the col

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Imperial guardian lions, also known as "Fu dogs", are powerful mythic protectors that have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, temples, emperors' tombs, government offices, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) until the end of the empire in 1911. Imperial guardian lions are still common decorative and symbolic elements at the entrances to restaurants, hotels, and other structures. The lions are traditionally carved f

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Bamboo's long life makes it a Chinese symbol of longevity, while in India it is a symbol of friendship. In Japan, bamboo forests often surround Shinto shrines as a sacred protection against evil spirits. In Vietnam, bamboo is a symbol for the soul and often represents ideas of hard-working, optimism, unity and adaptability. Vietnamese culture is sometimes referred to as "bamboo culture." A Vietnamese proverb states, "When bamboo is old, the bamboo sprouts appear," the meaning being that Vietnam

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Bamboo is a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae. Some of its members are giants, forming the largest members of the grass family. New shoots of some of the larger species can grow over a meter a day. Bamboo is of high cultural significance in East Asia where they are used extensively in gardens, as a building material, and also as a food source. In Chinese, bamboo is known as Zhu, in Japanese as Take, and Tre in Vietnamese. There are over 1,000 species o

All "three-inch golden lotuses" Footbinding Culture yayasilver
Foot binding was very painfully and unrespectfully for woman. Some said it make women walk more graceful and even can make vagina opening smaller so, can tightly hold their man's. I think the foot binning was to ensure woman unable to leave their home , and have to depend on the others for daily live. Accoring historical records from the Song dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) date footbinding as beginning during the reign of Li Yu, who ruled over one region of China between 961-975. It is said his

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The 15th day of the 8th Lunar month The Chinese Moon Festival is one of the biggest holidays of the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar month. People also call it the Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival. On this lunar day, the fall moon is at it's brightest, and is in the highest point of the sky. The Chinese Moon Festival celebrates the success of the fall or autumn harvest. This celebration is one of the oldest holidays in the world, dating back thousand

All Chinese Lover's day 七夕 China Culture yayasilver
The traditional festival of China's Han Tanabata Festival is on the July ,7 at lunar calendar every year. Because this day is a major player in girls, and a lot of the activities of hand bagger is also the main reason people said this day is called bagger’s day "or "girl's Day", "daughter of festival." Tanabata Festival is China's traditional festivals in one of the most romantic holiday, but also puts great emphasis on girls over the past day. In this one night, the women and bagger are devou

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The Myth of Chinese Miao Dao There is some common confusion of the origin of Chinese Miao Dao. Some say miao dao originally came from Japanese katana, and some say it is merely another type of 2 handed sword, and some even say that miao dao was created by the famous Chinese military General Yue Fai in Sung dynasty… So, which one is True? I started to learn traditional miao dao when I was 17 in Taiwan, back in that time, “miao dao” was hardly known and heard in Martial arts society. I

All Foldable Stylish Decorative Lamp -Buddha China Style yayasilver
This lamp surely goes with fashion. Present the oriental "bali" style, relaxing yet with somewhat prestige feeling. Perfect for decoration and it will surely light up your unique lifestyle. Very easy to assemble, foldable after dissembled for storage. Specifications: Size: 12.5 x 12.5 x 28 CM Frame: wood Cover: Texture oiled paper Light bulb included Inputs: 110~240V

All Hand Crafted Crystal Money Toad China FengShui yayasilver
Introducing our "Crystal Park"-Hand Crafted Crystal Glass Animals Series I was amazed by how detailed and skillful craftsmanship when I saw how these crystal were made. Yes, they might not come with package as classy as famous Swarovski, but they surely are beauty of themselves, and each piece has its own uniqueness. Very collectable with indeed affordable price! This beautiful medium size Money Toad sized around 11x6 CM Money Toad has always been a lucky symbol in Asia, believe

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All Crystal Park China FengShui medimum Buddha statue sized around 12x5.5 CM yayasilver
Thank you for viewing. This time we have bought you something real pretty that we discovered in our trip! Introducing our " I was amazed by how detailed and skillful craftsmanship when I saw how these crystal were made. Yes, they might not come with package as classy as famous Swarovski, but they surely are beauty of themselves, and each piece has its own uniqueness. Very collectable with indeed affordable price! This beautiful medimum Buddha statue sized around 12x5.5 CM. Very uniq

All 'Crystal Park"-Hand Crafted Crystal Glass Animals Serie-Pi Xiu China FengShui Medium 7x4 CM yayasilver
Thank you for viewing. This time we have bought you something real pretty that we discovered in our trip! I was amazed by how detailed and skillful craftsmanship when I saw how these crystal were made. Yes, they might not come with package as classy as famous Swarovski, but they surely are beauty of themselves, and each piece has its own uniqueness. Very collectable with indeed affordable price! This beautiful medium size Chinese Pi Xiu sized around 7x4 CM Pi Xiu is type of fierce a

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All swords heat treatment and quenching China Culture yayasilver
A sword is more then a piece of shaped metal, without proper hardening throught different heat treating. quenching and tempering, steel will not be hardened and will not be hardened and will not reach it full potential.The highest quality steel will be no harder or better than normal steel without undergoing the mentioned procedures. Quenching After the blade has been shaped, the sword would be quenched. Traditionally there were a variety of methods used to quench a sword: horse urine,

All Foldable Stylish Decorative Lamp -Bamboo Weaving Style Size: 12.5 x 12.5 x 38 CM yayasilver
This lamp surely goes with fashion. Present the oriental "bali" style, relaxing yet with somewhat prestige feeling. Perfect for decoration and it will surely light up your unique lifestyle. Very easy to assemble, foldable after dissembled for storage. Specifications: Frame: wood Cover: Bamboo weaving Light bulb included Inputs: 110~240V

All Feng Shui for love China FengShui yayasilver
This pages will providing tips on how to attracting many different kinds of relationships. We all know that both people and plants perish without attention and care. Love blossoms from the seeds of harmony, kindness, communication, commitment,respect,affection, and growth. lets go see, what is do's and taboo's in feng shui for love . don't use images of two animals of the same gender in your decor, need to pair a male with a female don't fill your bed with stuffed animals- this leaves no r

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Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. The name is a combination of the words ikeru (place, arrange) and hana (flower). Ikebana began as a kind of ritual flower offering made in Buddhist temples in Japan during the sixth century, with the first written account dating back to the tenth century. In these arrangements, both the flowers and the branches were made to point toward heaven as an indication of faith. Tatebana (vertical flower) in the Muromachi era (14-16th century) was regard

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Bento Boxes are single-portion takeout or home-packed meals common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento box consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables as a side dish. While bento are readily available at convenience stores and bento shops throughout Japan, it is still considered an essential skill of a Japanese housewife to be able to prepare an appealing boxed lunch. Bento boxes can be very elaborate, aesthetically pleasing cuisine arrangements. Often th

All Japan ikedana Japan Plants yayasilver
All the ikedana style , was start a one straight line, it means the past , now, and future.

All The Legend of Honey suckle (金銀花) Plants yayasilver
A story passed down a long time ago, a farmer, gave birth to twin daughters, named Jinhua金花 (golden flower), Yinhua 銀花 (Silver flower), They get alone very well, they play together, eat together and sleep in the same room. sixteen years pass by, Jinhua, Yinhua not only love each other and they are inseparable. a lot of the family come to their home for asking marriage. but those sisters don't want be separate , so they decide they will only to be marry with twin

All What kind the Living room will bring you luck of the money china FengShui yayasilver
Living room is face of home. It gives the first impression for your guest when they enter your house. So, it play very important role on Feng Shui for your family’s wealth. Let us see, how we can have a good Feng Shui living room. Living room should be the first room your guest see when they enter the house. If they have to pass the other room first, it will cause owner easy mix up personal life and businesses. It also means the owner easier make mistakes on their job. Living room a

All Crocodile Farm. Bangkok Thailand Thailand Wildlife yayasilver
In the Crocodile Farm, you can make your the most adventure wish come true by paid a little fee, They have well trained tigers , black bears, of course crocodile.

All Wedding Day Taboo China Culture yayasilver
1. Never have wedding at 7 month of Chinese calendar 2. It is bad luck for bride step on gloom ‘s shoes. Means wife is over power the husband. 3. The bride’s wedding dress should not have pocket. If yes, that means she will take away bride side family’s luck of the money. 4. During the wedding day, the bride should not lie on the bed or close to it, it bring bad luck for bride’s health. 5. Anyone born on year of Tiger year cannot come for wedding as guest. 6. No one can use

All 杜鵑花 Pink Azaleas China Plants yayasilver
The azaleas (scientific name: Rhododendron) , This flower is top ten most see of China. More than 850 kinds worldwide, mainly distributed in Asia, Europe and North America, in China there are more than 530, but the characteristics of species vary widely. Those kind the flowers have several different colors at nuclear. Azaleas usually have five petals, the petals in the middle there are some slightly more than red petals with red dot. Super vitality azaleas, both drought resistant and can resist

All Matsu (媽祖) Temple China Culture yayasilver
Matsu is a goddess in the Southeast coast of China. She is also known as Our Lady of the Sky, Tianfei Niangniang, and Meizhou Mother. It is said that Matsu was named Lin and was born in China's Fujian Province, on Putian Meizhou Island. The worship of Matsu started in the Northern Song Dynasty and spread gradually to Fujian, Zhejiang, Guangdong and other coastal provinces, such as Taiwan, Japan, and parts of Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam). In the Ming Dynasty, Yon

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