In every culture there are beliefs about animals that are so basic, we don't even quite realize that they are folklore. In English we talk about the lazy pig and the wise owl, even though most of us have never met one … [Read more...]
I have kind of an interest in the Ainu, one of Japan’s original inhabitants. As someone who is mixed (like many modern Ainu) but looks just different enough to stand out, I have a vague idea of what it’s like to be seen as … [Read more...]
The Japanese imperial family is the oldest monarchy in the entire world, so it obviously has quite a bit of history and some secrets to boot.
One of the most interesting things about the Imperial Family to me is its … [Read more...]