Samurai – Japanese Warriors and Gentlemen

By Mike Sullivan Perhaps one of the most famous people of Japan, and whom foreigners always think of when they think about Japan, are the samurai. Although clearly they no longer exist today in the same way that people think of them, i.e. men with topknots wearing traditional Japanese clothes cutting down anyone who challenges […]

Calligraphy – A Beautiful Art Form

By Mike Sullivan Learning calligraphy is popular not only amongst Japanese learners but also with people who merely admire the beautiful artistry of this style of writing. As such you often can find calligraphy lessons around the world, and many of the students can’t read what they are writing, but they can write Japanese characters […]