Wanna be an evangelist of Japanese culture: December 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kanji(Chinese characters)

Chinese characters were originated in China. Then it was imported to Japan, and used by many Japanese people.
For that reason, the Sentence of ancient Japan was written only by the kanji.
Later in Japan, Hiragana and Katakana had been invented by ancient Japanese people, but Kanji is main component of Japanese sentence even now.

Each kanji has a meaning.
For example, "Bi" means "beauty", "Sei" means "success".
*Bi = 美, Sei = 成
 If you would like to have a kanji tattooed or goods of kanji, you should examine the meaning of it.

By the way, I'm dealing with such products.

 * lit.J *

If you are interested in Kanji, please visit our site!
We also welcome your design request.

See you!
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

[Japanese anime]Bakemonogatari

The best favorite anime for me  is "Bakemonogatari" recently. In this anime, various supernatural creatures and ghosts appear.

In Japan, a supernatural existence like a ghost was believed from ancient times.
For that reason, many comics and anime take up such existences.
This anime is particularly interesting in those animes.

In this anime, you would see the skillful exchange of words.
It may be difficult for beginner of Japanese language study to understand it.
However, it would be one big step for a Japanese language learner to understand it.

If you would like to see this anime, you may search a word of "Bakemonogari" at video-sharing web sites.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Components of Japanese language

I updated the note of my facebook page.
You can learn a few about the components of Japanese language.

Do you know when and how you use hiragana?
How about Katakana?
If you want to learn them, it may be good to visit our site.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tokugawa Ieyasu

Tokugawa Ieyasu was a SAMURAI who established the Edo Shogunate.
He lived away from  home, as a hostage when he was a child.
Even after he became independent, he had a lot of difficulties, because he came under the rule of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

However, he endured the hard time and achieved Japan's unification at last.
He established the Edo Shogunate and yielded his son the Shougun's post.
The Edo Shogunate governed Japan for 300 years.

Moreover, Tokugawa Ieyasu is known also that he preferred to take self-prepared medicine.
Although we are not sure that it was the reason, he lived long very much for the samurai in those days.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Writing order of the Hiragana and Katakana

A hiragana and katakana are one of the important Japanese components as written also to the former entry.
However, some of these characters are hard to understand the writing order.
Then, I made a hiragana and katakana the table in this site.
In this site, it explains only the writing order of that characters, but I'm going to enable it to also explain pronunciation.
If you mastered hiragana and katakana, you might understand a little Japanese anime and movies.

I like animes of Japan very much.
There are a number of interesting animes in Japan.
For example, "One Piece", "Bakemonogatari", "NARUTO", and so on.
If you like animes of Japan, let's talk about animes with me.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Ramen noodles

Japanese people like ramen noodles very much.
Regardless of young and old of both sexes, there are many opportunities to eat ramen noodles and many ramen-noodles stores are located in Japan.
Although ramen noodles were the food produced in China, ever since it transmitted to Japan in hundreds of years ago, an original change has been achieved.
Besides the ramen noodles of an orthodox soy sauce base, there are various soup of ramen noodles, such as salt,  white pork broth and  bean paste.

If you visit Japan, you would be surprised at the number of ramen-noodles stores.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Japanese Christmas

Almost all Japanese like Christmas.
They mainly regard Christmas Eve as the most important, and pass the day with those who love such as a family and a sweetheart.

However, the event doesn't almost have a religious meaning.
Although most is a Buddhist, they eat a chicken and a cake at Christmas and exchange presents.
Thus, in Japan, only the form of an overseas event is adopted in many cases.
St Valentine's Day is also mentioned to one of examples.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Links" corner added! & Kanji design goods

The corner "Links" was added to the side bar.
Other web sites which I am managing are summarized in "Links."
For example, Android apps, a Japanese lesson, Online store which sells Chinese character design goods, etc.

If you are interested in a Chinese character or Japanese manga, please visit "Lit.J".
We sell the design goods which united the original character of comics with the Chinese character.

It's "Sei goods" and "Bi goods" which are sold now.
"Sei" means "success" in English.
And "Bi" means "beauty" in English.
Please visit, if there is an interested Chinese character.
Moreover, the mutual link is also invited.
Let's introduce a blog and a homepage mutually.
I am waiting for your contact.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Android App was released!

I released the Android App for practicing a Hiragana and Katakana.
You can learn hiragana and katakana anytime, anywhere, and as much as you want.

*Hiragana and Katakana are one of the most important components of Japanese Language.
 If you learn Hiragana and Katakana,you could do basic communication with Japanese people.

URL  :  https://market.android.com/search?q=STUDIO+Via-Rex&c=apps

These apps has two types of paid version and free version.
The free version can practice some of the characters.
Please download these apps!