Sakura season is approaching steadily, all across the Nippon archipelago! The famous Cherry Blossoms are expected to start blooming as early as March 21, in Tokyo area (according to the weather agency).
Another tedious day was about to begin this morning in Tokyo , once again.
Until one mighty friend called me, and delivered an unfathomable shocking news.
He said, “Rising Sin is now 3rd man! This must be a fake news!”
“Stop that petty nonsense you idiot”, I replied, still inside the comfy futon.
Then he sent me a link.
I couldn’t believe my slanty little eyes (from the westerner’s view). But there it was, fake as it may be, my little bombshell had won the prestigious bronze medal (for now, to say the least), at Amazon Olympics 2018.
Japan category, that is.
Fake news. Yes, it must be.
I rubbed my eyes a coupe of times, pinched my crotch, and there were tangible pain.
Today, it was announced that 30 million foreign visitors had visited Japan in 2018, for the first time in its 2,600 years history. The figure is massive! And thank you very much for visiting the land of the rising sun.
And on this historic day, Japan Broadcasting 【JB】is proud to announce the release of an unparalleled book that might blow your mind. It is titled “MASTER OF JAPAN” – with the subtitle ‘Cultural Learnings of the Amazing Land of the Rising Sin”, now available on Amazon U.S, Amazon U.K, Amazon Japan and elsewhere! The author is our editor in chief, Yujiro Samurai Taniyama.
The book’s official website page explains it all, but Team JB is thrilled to deliver a piece of work that may intrigue you with the untold side of the story, of the ridiculously opaque nation.
From October 2 to December 9th, a special exhibition will take place at the Tokyo museum in Ueno.
I happened to find the poster on the train, and looks likely the masterpieces are coming all the way from DAION G TEMPLE in Korea, I mean Kyoto. It was founded in 1585 when the Shogun ‘Monkey’ Hideyossi was on the verge of unifying Japan. (He was called Saroo, meaning monkey by his boss Mr.Oda)
Also, I checked up on Joe Kay (定慶) the sculptor to discover he was a hot shot in the late 12th century during the mighty Kamacoora period.
So forget the Tokyo Disneyland fellas, head for Ueno station if you are traveling Japan!