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  Topic: Japan's Classic Castles Display Samurai Splendor
mr.miyagi

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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:20 am   Subject: Japan's Classic Castles Display Samurai Splendor
Thank you, my Friend!

I'll get my librarian wife to get it for me! Very Happy
  Topic: Japan's Classic Castles Display Samurai Splendor
mr.miyagi

Replies: 3
Views: 5304

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:07 am   Subject: Japan's Classic Castles Display Samurai Splendor
Magnificant photos of Japanese castles! I wish I could buy or borrow a photography book of such masterpieces to enjoy at my leisure!
  Topic: Tai Chi
mr.miyagi

Replies: 12
Views: 12968

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:37 am   Subject: Tai Chi
Essential to any serious approach to Tai Chi is the flow of Chi (ki) through the body and, in the case of attack, out through the point of impact. I have been given the impression that some Japanese m ...
  Topic: Facial Hair on the Masks
mr.miyagi

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:28 am   Subject: Facial Hair on the Masks
I have a small reproduction of armor and it has a mustache, so naturally I was wondering the same thing. Wink
  Topic: Myanmar
mr.miyagi

Replies: 2
Views: 3506

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:22 am   Subject: Myanmar
I was wondering what your opinion is concerning the Buddhist monks taking to the streets in political protest in Myanmar. Is such political activism in harmony with the spirit of Buddhism?
  Topic: Tai Chi
mr.miyagi

Replies: 12
Views: 12968

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:16 am   Subject: Tai Chi
Is Tai Chi popular in Japan?

Here in the US, it has the image of merely being a stretching excercise for senior citizens. But I have read and heard that it can be an effective martial art as well. ...
  Topic: Japanese views on life and death
mr.miyagi

Replies: 11
Views: 7272

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:45 am   Subject: Japanese views on life and death

Shinto has a very famous creation story. We don't know where the first deities came from, but we know where the Japanese archipelago and the Imperial line came from. If I remember correctly, I don't ...
  Topic: Japanese restaurants
mr.miyagi

Replies: 25
Views: 17802

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:38 am   Subject: Japanese restaurants

Laughing Crying or Very sad Yeah, it's called Sakkio Japan at some malls here, but they'll soon be converted to Sarku Japan. The company also runs Kato's Cajun apparently. Rolling Eyes

What a tragic situation - ha ...
  Topic: Japanese views on life and death
mr.miyagi

Replies: 11
Views: 7272

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:14 am   Subject: Japanese views on life and death
Most westerners know of the Biblical story of creation. Does anyone know if Buddhism or Shintoism have creation stories? I know that these may be classified under "sacred texts", which we ha ...
  Topic: Japanese restaurants
mr.miyagi

Replies: 25
Views: 17802

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:15 am   Subject: Re: Japanese restaurants
Where in the US are you located?

I live in a little town about twenty miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The lone Japanese restaurant I mentioned is called "The Shogun", and th ...
  Topic: Japanese restaurants
mr.miyagi

Replies: 25
Views: 17802

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:27 am   Subject: Japanese restaurants
Allow me to complain a bit, please.

In my area, Chinese restaurants of every type and price range abound. But I love Japanese food! There used to be a chain of Japanese restaurants in the area, but ...
  Topic: Kata in Modern Martial Arts
mr.miyagi

Replies: 12
Views: 13811

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:06 am   Subject: Re: Kata in Modern Martial Arts

In my experience it is good for three things - perfection of technique (coordination and "getting it right"), repetition required to act without thinking, and general physical training to ...
  Topic: Simple question!
mr.miyagi

Replies: 3
Views: 3006

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:17 am   Subject: Simple question!
Would someone please tell me the name of a certain weapon I've seen in some illustrations of samurai?

It's a long pole with what looks like a circular handguard and a crescent-shaped blade on the b ...
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