Aiko-Ishida Station is a railway station on the Odakyu Electric Railway’s Odakyu Odawara Line located in Aiko, Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on April 1, 1927. The new station building was completed in 1987. Part of the building extends into neighboring Ishida in Isehara. The station was named after Aiko, Atsugi City and adjacent Ishida, Isehara City.
Nobiru Station is a railway station on the JR East Senseki Line located in Nobiru, Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on April 10, 1928 as Nobiru Station of Miyagi Electric Railway. It was renamed to Tohoku Suma Station on October 23, 1931. On May 1, 1944, the station is again renamed to Nobiru Station when the Miyagi Electric Railway was nationalized by Japanese Government Railways(JGR).
Mikawa-Makihara Station is a train station on the JR Tokai Iida Line located in Toyooka, Shinshiro City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened by Horaiji Railway on February 1, 1923. The Horaiji Railway was taken into Japanese Government Railways(JGR) ownership on August 1, 1943 and the station became a station on the JGR Iida line . Its freight operations were discontinued in 1971. Centralized traffic control (CTC) was introduced to southern part of Iida Line in 1984. The station has been unattended since that time.
Burning up the entire hill of Wakakusa-yama, this New Year event is held every year on the fourth Saturday of January. It is said that the origins of this event lie in a dispute over the boundaries of Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji Temple in 1760. As the official mediations failed, the entire mountain, the very center of the conflict, was set ablaze. The event begins at Kasuga Taisha Shrine. A torch is lit with sacred fire there. It is carried to Nogami jinja Shrine at the foot of the hill by a parade of Buddhist monks. After the ceremony at the shrine, the hill is ignited with the sacred fire by members of Kofuku-ji, Todai-ji and Kasuga Taisha. The hill continues to burn for some 30 minutes.
Renzoku Terebi Shosetsu , also known as an Asadora , is a television series in Japan. It is broadcast by NHK in the morning from Monday to Friday. Carnation, starring Ono Machiko ,is currently broadcasting on NHK from October 3, 2011 as the 85 th Asadora. It is based on the fact of the fashion designer Koshino Ayako in Kishiwada City, Osaka Prefecture. She was famous for being the mother of the international designers Koshino Hiroko, Koshino Junko, and Koshino Michiko.
Nankinmachi is a Kobe Chinatown located in the center of Kobe City. It is located a five minutes walk south of Motomachi Station. Nankinmachi is one of three designated Chinatowns in Japan. This area was developed by Chinese merchants who settled near Kobe Port.
Furusato Station is a railway station on the Towada Kanko Electric Railway Line located in Rokunohe Town, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on December I, 1934. Furusato Station has a singe side platforms serving one track for bi-directional traffic on the ground. It is 8.4 rail kilometers from the terminus at Misawa Station. There is no station building except a small passenger shelter on the platform. The station is unattended.
Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT) is a multi-purpose commercial complex located in Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka City. It consists of South Osaka's inter-city bus terminal and coach ferry services to Kansai International Airport, JR Namba station ,shops, restaurants, travel agencies and tourist offices. Bus terminal is on its second floor. It is one of the largest bus terminals in western Japan.
The Iroha uta is a Japanese poem and is also a traditional Japanese Alphabet. The poem was probably written in the Heian era. The first record of its existence dates from 1079. It is said that the poem was written by Kobo-Daishi Kukai, founder of the Shingon school of Buddhism.span>
The Towada Kanko Electric Railway Line is a railway route operated by Towada Kanko Electric Railway ,also known Totetsu. The line runs between Misawa Station and Towadashi Station within Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The line was opened by the Towada Railway on September 5, 1922. It originally ran between Furumaki Station (present day Misawa Station) and Sanbongi Station (present day Towadashi Station).
Yae Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Momodani,Ikuno Ward,Osaka City. It is said that the shrine was founded in the late 16th century. The shrine invited Susanoo no Mikoto from the Kumanofu Shrine in Izumo province as chief deity. Until 1872, it was known as Gozu tenno. However the shrine was renamed Yae Shrine following the Shinto reformation after the Meiji Restoration in that year.
As the station name suggests, Nahari Station is terminal station of Asa Line(Gomen-Nahari Line). It is 42.7km from the terminus at Gomen Station. The station is attended except at night and early morning. The passenger should use the elevator or the stairs so that the ticket gate and the platform are on the third floor.
Nahari Station is a railway station on the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Tosa Kuroshio Railway Asa Line, also known Gomen-Nahari Line , located in Nahari Town, Aki District, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on July 1, 2002. The station has a side platform with one track. The platform and track are on its third floor.
The station building was reconstructed in 2004. There is one island platform with two tracks on the ground. The platform is connected to the station building by a premises railroad crossing. The sign post of the record snow depth of 7.85 meters on February 12 ,1945 is at the Mori-Miyanohara Station. This is the deepest record ever observed at train stations of Japan. On the Iiyama Line train services may be suspended in winter due to heavy snow.
Mori-Miyanohara Station is a railway station on the JR East Iiyama Line located in Hokushin in the village of Sakae, Shimominochi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened by Iiyama Railway on November 19 ,1925 . It became a station of Japanese National Railways on Iiyama line when Iiyama Railway was nationalized on June 1 ,1944. The station was privatized and started operation of the JR East on April 1, 1987.
Japanese Warship March(Gunkan koshinkyoku) was composed by Setoguch Tokichi ,director of the Imperial Navy Band, as the official Imperial Navy March in 1900. Currently, it is the official March of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and performed in the official function such as launching and departure ceremonies. Setoguchi composed the melody line based on the navy song Warship (Gunkan) written by Toriyama Hiraku in 1897.
A fan shaped locomotive house with 20 tracks, built in 1914 ,is the center of this museum. The museum has everything about steam Locomotives such as a turntable used to turn the gigantic locomotives and a steam locomotive in actual operation on the museum's own exhibition track. Visitors are able to experience and learn about the railway history of Japan.motive Museum (2)
The Kiyomihara Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Shoji, Ikuno ward, Osaka City. The shrine dedicated to Emperor Tenmu, the 40th emperor. It is said that Emperor Tenmu stayed there during his visit to Naniwa-kyo, a historical Japanese capital city(present –day Osaka City). The shrine is said to be established to commemorate the imperial visit. However, the date of erection is unknown.
Janjan Alley is officially called Nanyo-dori Shopping Street. It is located in Ebisu Higashi, Naniwa Ward,Osaka City. This alley is a part of the “New World” (Shinsekai) centered around Tsuten-kaku Tower. The name Janjan Alley comes from the fact that before the war, waitresses played the shamisen for customers drinking sake and munching on kushi katsu. Janjan is the sound of shamisen.
Miyasan Miyasan, also called 'Tokotonyare-bushi', is the first Japanese military march lyrics by Shinagawa Yajiro. It is said that Omura Masujiro was the composer of the song. "Miyasan, Miyasan" (My Lord, My Lord) was popular among the New Government army soldiers during the Boshin War. Miyasan was Prince Arisugawa Taruhito who was the ommander of the Imperial Army sent to against the last partisans of the Tokugawa bakufu in the Boshin War.
Tada Station is a railway station on the Nose Electric Railway Myoken Line located in the city of Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on April 13,1913. Tada Station has two side platforms with two tracks on the ground. Both platforms are connected by the premises railroad crossing on the station north side. The platforms are long enough to accept to six-car trains. Nearby is Tada Jinia which is said to be the birthplace of the Seiwa Genji.
The Ebisu festival is believed to bring success in business. 10th is the climax of this festival. Shrine maidens called fukumusume [Good fortune girls] happily sell lucky decorations on the branches. Path near the shrine is filled with street stalls selling Ebisu decorations on that day. Visitors buy fortune bamboo grass at street stalls on a way back to home.
Imamiya-Ebisu Jinja Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Namiwa Ward, Osaka City, Japan. This shrine was founded in 600 by the order of Prince Shotoku. A million people visit annually to pray to ’Ebessan,’a god of business, for commercial prosperity. During the Toka Ebisu Festival,which is held Jan. 9 through 11, visitors buy bamboo branches decorated with lucky items called fukuzasa. Many people visit the shrine especially on the day of Toka Ebisu held on the 10th.
Coming of Age Day is a Japanese holiday. It is held annually on the second Monday of January. People congratulate and encourage all those who have reached 20 years old at that day. Coming of age ceremonies held at local and prefectural offices.
Tada jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Tadaintadadokorocho,Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is also called‘Tada-Daigongen-Sha’. It is said that here is a Tada Genji clan birthplace. This shrine is the shrine of the Genji clan. The shrine was originally established in 970 by Minamoto no Mitsunaka as a Buddhist temple called ‘Tadain'.
Nanakusa-gayu is the seven-herb rice porridge. People eat in the morning of January 7th to bring longevity and health in Japan. Seven herbs include Seri,Nazuna,Gogyo,Hakobera, Hotokenoza, Suzuna and Suzushiro.
Tosa-Taisho Station is a train station on the JR Shikoku Yodo Line located in Shimanto Town, Takaoka District, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened by Japanese National Railways on March 1,1974. The station was privatized and started operation of the JR Shikoku on April 1, 1987.
Ichinotorii Station is a train station on the Nose Electric Railway Myoken Line located in Higashi Uneno,Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1913. There are two side platforms with two tracks on the ground. It is 6.4km from the terminus at Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station. The station name originates the fact that the ichinotorii of Nose Myoken gu was nearby. The station was removed to present location in 1973. Nissei Express and Limited Express don't stop at this station.
On January 4th, Shimogamo Jinja hosts a display of Kemari -hajime. Kemari is a form of football that was popular in Japan during the Heian Period. Wearing colorful robes, players lightly kick a ball of deer skin to one another. They are attempting to keep it in the air.
Shugakuin Imperial Villa was built in the 17th century by the retired Emperor Go-Mizunoo. It is located in the eastern suburbs of Kyoto, Japan. The villa is a set of gardens,consisting of the Upper, Middle and Lower Villa areas. The Upper Garden contained a large artificial pond with a number of small islands.