This Wednesday I saw someone I’ll never forget. It’s the new Japanese emperor, Akihito-sama, along with his wife, Masako-sama (sama is used for people with authority), and we saw them in Nara, a prefecture next to Kyoto. I mentioned the prefecture when I talked about Nara Deer Park. The emperor and empress were going to… Read More The Japanese Emperor Passes By!
Most children in Japan, especially in Kyoto, know of Ikkyu Sojun. The anime based on him lasted seven years, becoming one of the top hundred best anime in Japan in 2005. There are countless books and manga about him as well. Ikkyu was born in 1394 and eventually became a zen master and a poet,… Read More Famous Japanese People: Ikkyu Sojun