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Re: Perennial Japanese manners and customs
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Hi Everyone;
I am particularly interested in Japanese customs, the book recommended by Erizabesu seems like a good start to me.

Is there anymore information on Japanese etiquette (particularly for females)?

In the risk of wandering off topic, i have been looking into the traditional green tea ceremony. I have found a few sites about tea ceremonies and the art of flower arranging.
Does anyone know about Japanese gardening?

Do people feel that these arts may be beneficial in co-operation with bujinkan?
Are there any other individuals interested in these arts?


Thank you,
Amie.

Posted on: 2007/12/7 6:56
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Re: Cost of living in Japan.
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Hello again;
Thank you Cuthalion for your reply. I think Tenshiyama will be good to stay at, and the supermarket sounds like a great idea. I wish i was a better cook though, unfortunately i am not great in the kitchen.

I have left left Australia now, i caught my first glimpse of Japan on the way to Europe (as i stayed the night in Niki Hotel in Tokyo). I am living in Italy at the moment, in the
Tuscany region, in the city of Siena. I was wondering if anyone would know of an Dojos in the area.

Also could anyone tell me where would be the best place in the area of the Honbu Dojo to purchase training gear? I would need to get my clothes and everything once i am in Japan, as i am too small to fit into the sizes anywhere else...

Once again, thank you everyone for your wonderful help and support.

Amie.

Posted on: 2007/11/15 23:24
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Re: Cost of living in Japan.
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Hello,
I am so excited. I have just received my tickets to Japan. I will be arriving in japan on Thursday the 31st of January, and will be staying for two months.
I was hoping to possibly stay at Tenshiyama.
Thank you everyone helping me with accommodation advice.
Anyway.
I am excited to meet Bujinkan people, and a bit nervous as this will be my first time ever training and I know nothing about the Dojo.
I heard that the theme for 2008 is Togakure ryu.
Could anyone help me in finding information on this?
Thank you again.
Amie.

Posted on: 2007/9/3 20:52
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Re: Cost of living in Japan.
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Hi.
Just like to say thankyou to everyone who has replied. You have been very helpful.

Are there many girls at training (apart from Erizabesu of course) or will I feel out of my depth? I'm really small as well.

Has anyone heard what the theme might be next year (I'm hoping for naginata) or what training items I should take with me?
Thanks.
Amie
p.s. I sent you a pm Kouryuu.

Posted on: 2007/8/19 19:19
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Re: Cost of living in Japan.
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Hi.
Thankyou Lightdancer for your advice. I should be in Japan February and March 2008. Is training especially busy then? What's the weather like?

Thankyou Erizabesu for the warning. I sent you a pm reply.

Mr Gray's Tenshiyama accommodation is looking like my favourite option at the moment. Has anyone here stayed there before? Would I be able to cook Japanese meals and the like there to keep my budget down?

I'm also interested in tea ceremony and flower arrangement. Is there anywhere nearby where I could learn about that? I've looked for information, but have had no luck, any help is really appreciated.

I have also noticed that there has been a drop in the Australian Dollar, compared to the Japanese Yen. I wonder what is the best way to exchange currency with out losing too much money. Does anyone have some tips.

Thanks everyone.
Amie

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Re: Cost of living in Japan.
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One more thing I forgot to ask. How much should I budget for training for a month if I intend to attend Hatsumi sensei and the shihan's classes; I mean for the month overall, not individual classes. Thank you so much for your help; I hope I don't sound grabby.
Amie

Posted on: 2007/8/14 22:17
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Re: Cost of living in Japan.
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Erizabesu,

Thank you for your kind reply. You have been really helpful. I appreciate your assistance.

I found this website, http://www.being-a-broad.com/,
and I felt a little overwhelmed about Japan.

I do not speak Japanese, so I'm a little worried about that too.

Also is there anything I should know about my first time to the Honbu Dojo?

Thank you again.
Amie.

Posted on: 2007/8/14 12:13
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Cost of living in Japan.
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Hello Everyone.

I'm from Australia, and I am going on holidays to Italy and Japan. I will be in Japan for a month, and I am wondering about the cost of living in Japan.

What is the average rate of rent around the area of the honbu dojo?
What is the average weekly cost of food in Japan?
How much spare 'spending' money should I aim to bring?
What do people recommend seeing in Japan?

Any information about the cost of living in Japan is appreciated.

Thank you for your help.
Amie.

Posted on: 2007/8/13 18:53
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Re: Anyone else sick of hearing about "The Warrior Creed"?
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Hi.
First, I would like to address the point that this thread seems to waiver from the topic at hand(The Warrior Creed).
I would also like to point out that there are always differences of opinion.
The warrior creed may be held in esteem by some individuals, but that does not mean that everyone believes in the creed in the same manor.
Individuals should be sensitive to the others beliefs, and should neither force others to believe or disbelieve the warriors creed.
In the same manor what one person believes to be a warrior, is different to another.
Please be more considerate when expressing individual beliefs.
This thread has a lot of pointless conflict. I agree with DontPost.
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DontPost wrote:
I tell you what I am sick of though, pointless conflict.

Thank you.

Posted on: 2007/8/8 23:03
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