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The origin of hiragana and katakana

Where do katakana and hiragana originate from? Some interesting connections…
Find out in the clip below:

From TV Tokyo “Mysteries of Japan”

The truth about the famous Gion Festival in Kyoto

In this clip, you will find the amazing truth to the background of on of Japan’s most famous summer festivals.
See for yourself:

From TV Tokyo “Mysteries of Japan”

The Shrine Gates of Japan – part 1

The gates – usually red – that you find all over the country.
What are their meanings and origins?

The Shrine Gates of Japan – part 2

More on the Shrine Gates: