Category Archives: Asian

Sumo: Wrestling for the Gods

Sumo is a competitive style of wrestling where two opponents face each other, each trying to push the other down to the floor or out of a circular competition ring. Sumo is the national sport of Japan and originated as an act of entertainment for the Shinto gods. Though widely popular today, it is an [...]

The Art of the Kimono

A kimono is a traditional Japanese robe made of silk and patterned in a large T-shape. The kimono is the national costume of Japan, and is usually worn on special occasions, most often by women. Kimono are very elaborately designed and are fashioned from ornate silk patterns. The earliest kimono were designed after Chinese style [...]

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the largest building construction projects ever completed. The Great Wall stretches across the mountains of northern China, winding north and northwest of Beijing. It is constructed of masonry, rocks and packed-earth. It was over 5,000 km long. Its thickness ranged from about 4.5 to 9 meters and [...]

Amazing Tibet

We have read about this roof of the world in the pages of geography books. And for a generation of people making a tour to this mysterious plateau remained an unfulfilled dream due to a number of international political tangles. But hopefully for us, Tibet travel is no longer a big problem, either from abroad [...]