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DLC TOPIC 01: CLEOPATRA AND THE EGYPTIAN CIVILISATION

Thought I was done? Haha no. One of the two DLC mythology articles, now with more history than ever. Previous topic: Myth and History.

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Was Tanabata originally an autumn celebration? The origins, food and decorations of Tanabata in the Edo era

Both the present and the Edo period share the same standard Tanabata events. However, there aren’t only celebrations that connect the two eras, but also things that got lost. Here are a few of them. Writing wishes on strips of … Continue reading

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FIFTEENTH TOPIC: TENKAI AND THE EDO MANDALA

Remember those mythology articles released back when SMT 4 FINAL wasn’t already old news? I figured  two years is perhaps a tad too long even for my levels of procrastination, so I decided to get them done once and for … Continue reading

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Ninomaru Palace of Nijo Castle

From the series of ‘things I forgot I had’, found this pretty postcard set I bought this April in Japan and wanted to share it because the Ninomaru Palace of Nijo Castle is really impressive, especially the carvings, gold leaf and … Continue reading

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