Big set of 200 Japanese culture illustrations ③ (99〜152)

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The 200 illustrations are divided into 4 pages (the following ①〜④).

③ Shinto shrine 99〜117

③ Japanese Mythology  118〜121

③ Traditional Japanese art  122〜145

③ Hot spring  146〜150

③ Japanese castle  151〜152

① Japanese New Year, Lucky charm, Kimono  1〜46

② Japanese annual events  47〜98

④ Ninja, samurai, martial arts  153〜200

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Shinto shrine    99〜107

  • Torii : A gate most found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine.
  • Ise-jingu : It is considered the most prominent (of shrines) in Japan and a quite sacred place.
  • Fushimi-inari-taisha : A shrine famous for “thousand torii” in Kyoto, but there are actually over 10 thousands of Torii.
  • Nikko-toshogu : A Shinto shrine listed in 1999 as a World Heritage site.
  • Izumo-ooyashiro : People come here to pray for a good relationship.
  • Itsukushima-shrine : One of the Three Views of Japan, the torii appears to be floating on the sea at high tides.

Buddhist Temple   108〜115

  • Kinkakuji : The Golden Pavilion listed as one of the 17 World Cultural Heritage sites in Kyoto.
  • Ginkakuji : One of the famous temples in Kyoto, and is a Zen temple along Kyoto’s eastern mountains (Higashiyama).
  • Kiyiomizudera : One of the most famous and celebrated temples of Japan, and is best known for its wooden stage.
  • Joya-no-kane : Striking a temple bell, which is rung one hundred and eight times around midnight on New Year’s Eve. It is said that a human being has 108 evil thoughts, the ringing of bells can remove that.

Chozuya and Goshuincho  116〜117

  • Chozuya : A stone basin to purify your hands and mouth in temple or Shinto shrine.
  • Goshuincho : Some people collect seals and writes on their stamp book when they visit temples or shrines.

Japanese Mythology  118〜121

  • Amaterasu-Ōmikami is the Shinto sun goddess. She is also said to be the chief divinity of Shintoism.
  • Susanoo-no-Mikoto is described in The Kojiki (ca. 712 CE) and The Nihon Shoki (720 CE) as the son of the god Izanagi and the younger brother of Amaterasu-Ōmikami.
  • Yamata-no-Orochi is a legendary eight-headed and eight-tailed Japanese serpent. Susanoo killed Yamata-no-orochi in order to escape Kushinada-hime (Princess Kushinada), and presented Kusanagi-no-tsurugi (a sacred sword) to Amaterasu-Ōmikami.
  • The three sacred treasures : the mirror, the sword and the jewel

Traditional Japanese arts   122〜145

Kabuki and Noh

  • Kabuki : One of a traditional Japanese performing art and is played by only male actors.
    Women’s roles are played by male actors, called “onnagata”.
  • Noh : One of the traditional Japanese art which played on a stage.
    Noh actors wear masks during the play.
    Komonote : Representing a pitiful and beautiful expression of a young woman.
    Han-nya : Representing a furious, jealous and agonizing female demon.

Haiku, Kado, Sado, etc.

  • Haiku : Japanese seventeen-syllable short poem written in a five-seven-five pattern.
  • Bonsai : Japanese art of growing miniature potted plants and trees in small pots.
  • Kado : A traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement.
  • Sado (Tea ceremony) : Tea scoop and powdered green tea, tea bowl, bamboo whisk.
    First, a little powdered green tea is put into a tea bowl with a tea scoop. Then hot water is poured over it, and the tea is stirred with a bamboo whisk.
  • Shamisen : A traditional Japanese instrument similar to guitar which has three strings.
  • Koto : A long Japanese horizontal harp.
  • Origami : A Japanese art of making figures by folding paper.


Ukiyo-e is a Japanese art of painting and wood block printing, which was developed during the Edo period.
It mainly depicts the life of commoners, Japanese landscape and so on.

Hot spring  146〜150

Japanese people love hot spring. It is good for improving overall health.
Open-air-bath is usually set in nature or in a garden, you can enjoy the beautiful nature and the season.

Japanese castle  151〜152

Himeji-jo : registered as the first World Heritage site in Japan.

① Japanese New Year, Lucky charm, Kimono  1〜46

② Japanese annual events  47〜98

④ Ninja, samurai, martial arts  153〜200

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  • Background : transparent
  • Color profile : sRGB
  • Resolution : 300ppi
  • Basic canvas size : 15cm x 15cm (vary a little by illustration)
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  • Price:1,900 JPY (set of 200)
  • Total file size : 720MB
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