Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe /在ジンバブエ日本国大使館

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Today, the 1st of July, is the start of the mountain-climbing season, called “Yamabiraki”(山(Yama):mountain, 開き(biraki):o...
01/07/2021

Today, the 1st of July, is the start of the mountain-climbing season, called “Yamabiraki”(山(Yama):mountain, 開き(biraki):opening) in Japan. Mount Fuji formally opens also for the first time in two years, except for some routes.
Once again, let’s discover why Mt Fuji is so sacred, special and appreciated from people all over the world, with the article on our website “Mount Fuji, Symbol of Japan”.
https://web-japan.org/niponica/niponica13/en/index.html

Today, July 1st, is the start of the mountain-climbing season, called “Yamabiraki”(山(Yama):mountain, 開き(biraki):opening) in Japan. #MtFuji formally opens also for the first time in two years, except for some routes.
Once again, let’s discover why Mt Fuji is so sacred, special and appreciated from people all over the world, with the article on our website “Mount Fuji, Symbol of Japan”.

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#WebJapan #MofaJapan

Do you know a popular Japanese sweet called yōkan (羊羹)?It is made of red bean paste, agar & sugar. It comes in two main ...
30/06/2021

Do you know a popular Japanese sweet called yōkan (羊羹)?
It is made of red bean paste, agar & sugar. It comes in two main types: neri yōkan and mizu yōkan. "Mizu" means "water", and indicates that it is made with more water than usual. Often chilled and eaten in summer, yōkan is usually sold in block form & cut into slices.
Green tea is one popular flavour of yōkan. Other options include yōkan with chopped chestnuts, kinako (roasted soya bean flour), sweet potato, or fruits. A very popular souvenir, many regions offer their own versions as a souvenir that feature local recipes & ingredients.
https://www.justonecookbook.com/mizu-yokan/

Geisha and "maiko" (geisha apprentices) are one of the most iconic images of Japan. The "hanamachi", literally "city of ...
28/06/2021

Geisha and "maiko" (geisha apprentices) are one of the most iconic images of Japan. The "hanamachi", literally "city of flowers", are the neighbourhoods or districts where geisha live and work, and while many have disappeared, some can still be seen in cities like Kyoto, Kanazawa or Tokyo, among others. 👘👘
Perhaps the most famous of these are in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, where you can visit five hanamachi: Gion Kōbu, Gion Higashi, Pontocho, Kamishichiken and Miyagawacho. These neighbourhoods are especially lovely at night, when the traditional streets are lit up by lanterns. Here you can see the "okiya", the houses where the geisha and maiko live, as well as the teahouses and the restaurants where one or more geisha or maiko can be hired to entertain a dinner with music, dance and conversation.
Curiously, in Kyoto the term "geisha" is not used, and instead they are called "geiko". It should be mentioned that if you are lucky enough to cross paths with a a geiko or maiko in the street, there is a regulation which prohibits touching them, due to the misconduct of some tourists and to avoid crowds around them while they are on their way to an appointment.

Las geishas y maikos (aprendices de geishas) son una de las imágenes más icónicas de Japón. Los hanamachi, literalmente ciudad de las flores, son los barrios o distritos de las geishas, y aunque muchos han desaparecido, aún pueden verse algunos en ciudades como Kioto, Kanazawa o Tokio entre otras. 👘👘

Quizás los más famosos sean los de la antigua capital de Japón, Kioto, donde pueden visitarse cinco hanamachi: Gion Kōbu, Gion Higashi, Pontocho, Kamishichiken y Miyagawacho. Estos barrios son especialmente encantadores por la noche, cuando sus tradicionales calles son iluminadas con farolillos. En ellos pueden verse las okiya, las casas donde viven las geishas y sus aprendices, las casas de té y los restaurantes donde pueden contratarse a una o varias maiko o geisha para que amenicen una cena con su música, danza y conversación.⁣

Como curiosidad os contamos que en Kioto no se utiliza el término geisha, allí se las llama geiko. 🙆‍♀‍ También, aprovechamos para recordaros que, si tenéis la suerte de cruzaros con una geiko o una maiko por la calle, hay una normativa que prohíbe tocarlas, tras las malas conductas de algunos turistas y para evitar aglomeraciones en torno a ellas cuando se encuentran de camino a un evento.

Conoce más sobre la cultura en Japón https://bit.ly/2TDaif9

📸 @chris_rfo

📍Kioto
#visitjapanes #enjoymyjapan #nature #travel #outdoors #japon #japan #tradition #kioto #kyoto #geishas #japanbeauty

Today, 26th June is "rotenburo" (open-air hot spring) day! For Japanese people, going to a rotenburo and soaking in the ...
26/06/2021

Today, 26th June is "rotenburo" (open-air hot spring) day!
For Japanese people, going to a rotenburo and soaking in the warm water while enjoying the beautiful natural scenery and pleasant breeze makes us feel part of nature and is one of the best ways to relax. We enjoy visting different hot spring resorts with different scenery and different minerals in the water.

For more info, click on:
https://web-japan.org/niponica/niponica16/en/feature/feature04.html

Ten words encompass the core values that all martial arts share, and make these sports highly educational for everyone, ...
25/06/2021

Ten words encompass the core values that all martial arts share, and make these sports highly educational for everyone, young and old:
Morality, courage, etiquette, benevolence, sincerity, honour, loyalty, cooperation, friendship, respect!
With the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games approaching, we remind ourselves of these values that apply to every sporting discipline.

Dieci parole chiave racchiudono i valori fondamentali che tutte le discipline marziali condividono e che rendono queste arti altamente educative per tutti, grandi e piccini:
moralità, coraggio, etichetta, benevolenza, sincerità, onore, lealtà, cooperazione, amicizia, rispetto!
Con l’avvicinarsi dei Giochi Olimpici e Paralimpici di Tokyo ricordiamo questi concetti che si applicano anche a ogni disciplina sportiva.
#francescodessi #budobooks #aikido #karate #judo #kendo #artimarziali #martialarts #japan #JapanSpirit #武道 #空手 #剣道 #合気道 #柔道 #伝統文化 #精神 #日本 #東京2020 #amicizia #rispetto

24/06/2021
Help Thy Neighbor

About 2,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, an island with a population of 500 has a culture of cooperation that remains to this day.
"It's our custom to work in teams with our neighbours".

23/06/2021
The Athletes' Voice

One month to go until #Tokyo2020! ✨🥇🥈🥉
#Tokyo2020 まで、あと1月!✨🥇🥈🥉

Japan is famous for its numerous matsuri, or festivals. Some of them have been around since ancient times, while others ...
22/06/2021

Japan is famous for its numerous matsuri, or festivals. Some of them have been around since ancient times, while others are slightly more recent, such as Yosakoi! From its beginnings in Kochi Prefecture in 1954, Yosakoi has gained traction not only in Japan, but these days you can find this expressive, dance-filled festival being held in multiple countries across the globe!
To read more about the history behind Yosakoi and how it overcomes cultural boundaries, click here:
https://web-japan.org/trends/11_culture/pop201910_yosakoi.html?fbclid=IwAR26CxjvDAiWLS0O2snymp2oNoY8F05eNBdzFUqPEsCEkkuW8_ULz9E_J2w#top
祭りと聞くと、何百年も前から行われていると思われがちですが、よさこいまつりなどのお祭りは比較的最近始まりました。昭和29年(1954年)に高知県で始まり、今では日本だけでなく、海外でも体験できます。
言語・文化の壁を超えたよさこい祭りについてはこちら:
https://web-japan.org/trends/11_culture/pop201910_yosakoi.html?fbclid=IwAR26CxjvDAiWLS0O2snymp2oNoY8F05eNBdzFUqPEsCEkkuW8_ULz9E_J2w#top

Photos from Japan - The Government of Japan's post
21/06/2021

Photos from Japan - The Government of Japan's post

17 June was the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. To fight desertification and support livelihoods in Afr...
19/06/2021

17 June was the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. To fight desertification and support livelihoods in Africa's Sahel region, Japanese NGO 緑のサヘル Action for Greening Sahel—founded in 1991 & led by Director General OKAMOTO Toshiki—sponsors agricultural initiatives and reforestation. Its elementary school tree planting program helps block out harsh sunlight while teaching students and staff the importance of protecting the environment. http://sahelgreen.org/

On 4 June, the day before World Environment Day, Ambassador Tanaka and some of the Embassy staff participated in a clean...
18/06/2021

On 4 June, the day before World Environment Day, Ambassador Tanaka and some of the Embassy staff participated in a clean-up at Lake Chivero. The clean-up was organised by African Youth Initiative on Climate Change Zimbabwe (AYICC Zim) and Kuimba Shiri Bird Park.
Lake Chivero is a beautiful recreational park for the people of Harare, with wild animals, lake and woodlands, and it is a pity if people cause harm to this environment by illegally dumping their rubbish. We hope that this negative practice will be stopped through awareness-raising activities, and Lake Chivero will become even more beautiful. Thank you to AYICC Zim and Kuimba Shiri for their initiative.

16/06/2021
A Masterpiece in Moss

Saihō-ji temple (西芳寺) in Kyoto is famous for its moss garden. That's why the temple is popularly known as "koke-dera" (苔寺), meaning "moss temple".

The hydrangea flower,  or "ajisai" (紫陽花), blooms during the rainy season (late May to mid-July) in Japan
15/06/2021

The hydrangea flower, or "ajisai" (紫陽花), blooms during the rainy season (late May to mid-July) in Japan

Photos from Japan - The Government of Japan's post
14/06/2021

Photos from Japan - The Government of Japan's post

Terraced rice paddies, Wakayama Prefecture
12/06/2021

Terraced rice paddies, Wakayama Prefecture

Spirits Within: #Wakayama, #Japan
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🇯🇵 Beautiful!
📷 Unknown

11/06/2021
We’ll never break the chain

Japan has extended Emergency Grant Aid of approximately US$ 719,000 in order to support the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Zimbabwe, through UNICEF.
A COVID-19 vaccine has to stay cold from the time it is produced, throughout storage and transportation, until the time it is injected into someone’s arm. All the technology to ensure this is called “cold chain”, which is sparsely available in Zimbabwe.
This assistance will therefore provide cold chain equipment including solar refrigerators and cold boxes to health centres around the country, as well as the training of health care facility staff on the storage and transportation of vaccines.
This Emergency Grant Aid will help to get those vaccine shots into people’s arms in all corners of Zimbabwe.
For more information, please click on:
UNICEF Zimbabwe Press Release:
https://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100198727.pdf
MoFA Japan Press Release: https://www.mofa.go.jp/press/release/press6e_000286.html?fbclid=IwAR3Kn0fNav7ZxqaGe2F29z4m5bjuMVD1LHUPcS_LcPJObf6x-SH9W6PLdYQ

80 badminton rackets 🏸donated by the Japan Badminton Association have been handed over to the Zimbabwe Badminton Associa...
10/06/2021

80 badminton rackets 🏸donated by the Japan Badminton Association have been handed over to the Zimbabwe Badminton Association😊
We hope our friendship between Zimbabwe and Japan will be further deepened through sports 🇿🇼🤝🇯🇵
#sportfortomorrow #SportExchange #InternationalFriendship

日本バドミントン協会から寄贈を受けたバドミントンラケット🏸80本がジンバブエ・バドミントン協会に引き渡されました😊
スポーツを通してジンバブエと日本の交流がさらに深まりますように🇿🇼🤝🇯🇵
#sportfortomorrow #国際交流 #友好親善

Photos from Consulate General of Japan in Miami's post
09/06/2021

Photos from Consulate General of Japan in Miami's post

- Visit to Ruwa to see Japan’s emergency assistance to vulnerable people in urban areas - On Friday 28 May, Ambassador T...
07/06/2021

- Visit to Ruwa to see Japan’s emergency assistance to vulnerable people in urban areas -

On Friday 28 May, Ambassador Tanaka visited Ruwa, to see how Japan’s assistance through WFP is helping vulnerable people there, such as women-led households, people with disability and people with HIV, to meet their basic food needs.
In February this year, Japan committed US$ 4.5 million to assist vulnerable people in urban areas through WFP’s Urban Food Security and Resilience Building Programme. The latest ZimVAC assessment estimates that about half of all urban dwellers – or roughly 2.4 million people – go to bed hungry. Ruwa is one of the urban areas being supported, as many people living there have a high level of food insecurity.
The beneficiaries of the programme each receive electronic vouchers (“e-vouchers”) of US$ 12 each month, which they can use to buy their essential foodstuffs. They are also being trained on income-generation projects, such as nutrition gardens and poultry keeping.
Ambassador Tanaka met with some beneficiaries of the assistance. They were grateful for the life-saving support during this difficult time of economic crisis which has been accentuated by COVID-19.

Timeline Photos
06/06/2021

Timeline Photos

Are you a foreign manga artist who dreams of having your work recognized in Japan? The #JapanInternationalMangaAward (日本国際漫画賞 / Japan International Manga Award), now in its 15th year and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, is accepting applications until July 8th 2021! See the link for details: https://www.manga-award.mofa.go.jp/index_e.html

#MangaAwards

From the beginning of June to mid July, most parts of Japan have a rainy season called tsuyu (梅雨).Although it rains on m...
02/06/2021

From the beginning of June to mid July, most parts of Japan have a rainy season called tsuyu (梅雨).
Although it rains on most days during this time, some sights can be attractive in the rain, especially some temples, gardens and hot springs.

Photos from Japan Culture Spotlight's post
01/06/2021

Photos from Japan Culture Spotlight's post

Photos from Japan - The Government of Japan's post
31/05/2021

Photos from Japan - The Government of Japan's post

- Handover of new Caregiver Education Facility at Sally Mugabe Children's Hospital - On 19th May, Ambassador Tanaka atte...
29/05/2021

- Handover of new Caregiver Education Facility at Sally Mugabe Children's Hospital -
On 19th May, Ambassador Tanaka attended the handover ceremony of a new Caregiver Education Facility, complete with playground and furniture, at Sally Mugabe Children’s Hospital. It was funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme. With the new facility, caregivers of children with disabilities now have an access to workshops where they can learn how better to care for their children.
For further information on the project, please visit our homepage with the link below:
https://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100195300.pdf

Photos from Japan - The Government of Japan's post
27/05/2021

Photos from Japan - The Government of Japan's post

Happy Africa Day 25 May!
25/05/2021

Happy Africa Day 25 May!

Happy Africa Day 25 May!

Tokyo Skytree by night
22/05/2021

Tokyo Skytree by night

Tokyo Skytree by night 🌃

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How would you like a fruit sandwich ? 🥪🍓It might seem strange, if you are used to the usual peanut butter or jam sandwic...
21/05/2021

How would you like a fruit sandwich ? 🥪🍓
It might seem strange, if you are used to the usual peanut butter or jam sandwich, but fruit sandwiches are also popular in Japan ! Two slices of bread, fresh fruit, whipped cream, yoghurt or cream cheese: this is the very simple recipe of this snack full of vitamins, easy to eat and very photogenic. 🍊
Consumed around the world, sandwiches have evolved in a unique way in Japan.
For more info, click on: https://web-japan.org/trends/11_food/jfd202010_fruit-sandwich.html

#FruitSandwiches (#フルーツサンド) using plenty of sweet and juicy #fruits are hugely popular with young people in #Japan. Apart from their delicious taste, they are also beautiful and photogenic, making them a hit on social media. #WebJapan’s article looks at the history of a #sandwich in Japan, the appeal of a #FruitSandwich, as well as other sandwiches that let you enjoy a uniquely Japanese taste.
https://web-japan.org/.../jfd202010_fruit-sandwich.html
https://web-japan.org/.../jfd202010_fruit-sandwich_fr.html
https://web-japan.org/.../jfd202010_fruit-sandwich_es.html
https://web-japan.org/.../jfd202010_fruit-sandwich_cn.html
https://web-japan.org/.../jfd202010_fruit-sandwich_ar.html
#MofaJapan #TrendsInJapan #JapaneseFood

- Japan partners with Red Cross to improve food security and access to water for 6,000 vulnerable families in Gokwe -Jap...
20/05/2021

- Japan partners with Red Cross to improve food security and access to water for 6,000 vulnerable families in Gokwe -

Japan has provided funding of US$ 500,000 to increase the food security and access to water of over 6,000 vulnerable families in two rural districts, Gokwe South and Gokwe North, through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) .

As a result of successive droughts and a dire economic situation which has been compounded by COVID-19, there are currently an estimated 3.4 million people, or more than a third of the rural population facing “crisis” or “emergency” levels of hunger. Gokwe South and North Districts are among the most affected districts.

The support will include the provision of solar-powered boreholes, establishment of nutrition gardens, and provision of seeds and agricultural inputs in order to improve the food security of the communities as well as provide access to safe water.
For more information, please click on:https://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100191606.pdf

- Japan partners with Red Cross to improve food security and access to water for 6,000 vulnerable families in Gokwe -

Japan has provided funding of US$ 500,000 to increase the food security and access to water of over 6,000 vulnerable families in two rural districts, Gokwe South and Gokwe North, through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) .

As a result of successive droughts and a dire economic situation which has been compounded by COVID-19, there are currently an estimated 3.4 million people, or more than a third of the rural population facing “crisis” or “emergency” levels of hunger. Gokwe South and North Districts are among the most affected districts.

The support will include the provision of solar-powered boreholes, establishment of nutrition gardens, and provision of seeds and agricultural inputs in order to improve the food security of the communities as well as provide access to safe water.
For more information, please click on:https://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100191606.pdf

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