Randy Channell Soei

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09.17 Japan's Festival of the Dead: Obon (by Randy Channell Soei...

OObon is a Buddhist event celebrated in Japan but it has its roots in India. They say that at this time of year the spirits of the deceased come back to the ‘real world’ to receive thanks from the living. Could explain the increase of ghost stories in the summer!!! The tradition was brought to Japan via China in the 7th century but it wasn’t widely celebrated by the general populace until the Edo P...

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09.17 O-tsukimi: Randy Channell Soei on Japan's Love of Moon-vie...

IThe Japanese have a special affinity for the moon that can be seen in their literature through the ages. From ancient times right up to present day it has captured the hearts of Zen monks, poets and writers. The oldest Japanese folk tale is the Taketori Monogatari, which is the story of a princess from the moon.

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08.17 Japan's Festival of the Dead: Obon (by Randy Channell Soei...

Obon is a Buddhist event celebrated in Japan but it has its roots in India. They say that at this time of year the spirits of the deceased come back to the ‘real world’ to receive thanks from the living. Could explain the increase of ghost stories in the summer!!! The tradition was brought to Japan via China in the 7th century but it wasn’t widely celebrated by the general populace until the Edo P...

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06.17 Kawadoko (By Randy Channell Soei )

Kawadoko

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05.17 Green Tea, Sweets, Crowds and Martial Arts (by Randy Chann...

Green Tea, Sweets, Crowds and Martial Arts

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