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What to See in Japan

In order to at least superficially see the sights of Japan, you will need at least several weeks. The capital of the country – Tokyo , as well as the now flourishing cultural center of Kyoto (the former imperial capital) are the main objects of tourism, but do not forget about the extraordinary beauty of… Read More »

Japan Arts History

THE KAMAKURA PERIOD Still religious reasons and political transformations are at the origin of the artistic events produced during the Kamakura period (1185-1333), during which Zen philosophy and the power of the military caste had great importance on culture. Chinese-style Zen temples (kara-yo) arose: Kennin-ji (1202, Kyōto), Kencho-ji (1253, Kamakura), “Hall of Relics” (Shariden) of… Read More »