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Getting Potty About Pottery in Seto

February 1, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Today Aichi is thought of as the industrial hub of Japan, with many of the nation’s top manufacturing companies based here. But did you know that this reputation goes back quite some time? To the early 13th century in fact… The Birthplace of Japanese Ceramics Although Japan has one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the […]

Soldiering on at The Battlefields of Nagakute

February 1, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Visit the grounds of one of Japan’s most historic battles. When considering Japanese history, most people will think of two key places: Kyoto and Tokyo. The former was for long the country’s capital, is steeped in tradition, and was home to the Imperial family; while the latter – in the guise of Edo – became […]

Tokugawa Ieyasu, a Potted Biography of Aichi’s Great Shogun

January 29, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Japan’s history is one that is rich in character, deep in intrigue and littered with interesting characters. From the pre-history Jōmon period to today’s modern hyper-technological age, dynasties have come and gone, innovations have shaped the world, and many a great man and woman have imposed their personalities on the land. But perhaps none have […]

Cross-Cultural Exchange Association – CCEA Nagoya

January 26, 2018 by admin

The CCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange, international understanding and friendships among women of all nationalities living in the Nagoya Area. The Cross-Cultural Exchange Association, or the “CCEA,” was formed in 1982 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange, international understanding and friendships amongst women of all nationalities living […]

Tokugawa Garden and Art Museum in Nagoya

January 23, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

In the eastern suburbs of Nagoya, not far from the transport hub station of Ozone, lies Tokugawa Park, an oasis of serenity that is often overlooked by tourists and locals alike. That it is so overlooked is a shame, yet it can be very much a blessing, meaning as it does that when you visit […]

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