Culture/History

Zen – Common pitfall

In today’s society, Zen has become a popular method to train one’s spirit, improve concentration, and relieve stress. The people who are into zazen (seated meditation) may have similar goals as follows: “Through practicing zazen, I want to promote my physical and mental well-being” “Through practicing zazen, I want to get rid of my anxiety […]

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Culture/History | Travel

The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Who is Hokusai? Hokusai is a famous Japanese artist whose work had been recognized inside and outside of Japan during his lifetime. His name became highly acknowledged after the onset of Japonism popularity upon the International Exposition of 1867 held in Paris. The influenced artists include Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Hokusai’s […]

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