Traditions and Culture

Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism is not so much a religious belief, but a state of mind one hopes to achieve. There are no doctrines or strict rules one must follow, nor does it tell you what to think.

Throughout history, tools of war have continually evolved. Some nations choose to innovate with technology while other, like Japan, innovated through technique.

Kimono, which means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"), is the quintessential Japanese robe and one that resonates with an air of deep tradition and sophistication.

When in Japan, many visitors wish to experience wearing a traditional kimono, and it is not difficult to see why.

Traditions and Culture

Festivals in Japan

Matsuri (or festivals) are an integral part of Japanese culture. Every year there are tens of thousands of festivals held all around the country.

Zazen is a peaceful form of Buddhism that explores the importance of meditation and how that can help you discover more about yourself.

Originally developed during Japan’s feudal era as a more efficient way for samurai to defend themselves and injure their opponents, Japanese martial arts have evolved over the years....