Foxes (jap. kitsune) are found all across Japan and are common subjects of Japanese folklore. They are lovable, playful, and quite unpredictable. The fox is an unusual animal, with doglike characteristics and catlike behavior. Foxes are solitary rather than social, they are stealth hunters, mostly active at night, but at the same time are good parents to their pups. It is possible that their dual nature has served as a key inspiration for the myths and legends about Kitsune – the wild shapeshifting and tricky vulpine youkai (jap. supernatural monster, spirit, or demon in Japanese folklore).
We all know language is a living organism, and that it gets improved and enhanced each year. The time has come when Millennials are taking the lead in creating and determining the path along which the English language will be developed. Each year, new phrases and words are added by young people, so one can even say that the largest demographic in the world today – the Millennials – are speaking in codes as fewer adults each year are able to understand what they are saying. So to keep you updated, here is an overview of the phrases that were introduced in 2016 and that are changing the English language as we have known it.
Did you know that each year approximately 500 billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world? However, not every cup is the same. Read on to discover the ways coffee is served in different parts of the world.
December is the month of holidays. Around the world, the various winter holidays may seem to bear no resemblance to each other, but they all focus on honoring togetherness and praising the individual countries' cultures. What are they, and how are they celebrated?
Life doesn’t always break just right for little cubs, and no wonder that sometimes they are left on their own too early to manage without their moms. Here are some unusual combinations of cross-adopting within the animal species and what kind of growing up it brings.
Welcome to a paradise on its own - The most gorgeous spectacular hotel views that you can imagine. Here are some of the top hotel rooms you would want to be pampered in, on your travels with views that will take your breath away. Get ready and check out our gallery.
For as long as anyone can remember, cats have walked among the columns of the ancient sites of Rome. Even today, you will meet fury feline animals almost everywhere in the city.
Nicholas Hilliard was the first great native-born English painter of the Renaissance. Hilliard portrayed almost the whole of Queen Elizabeth the First’s entourage, so his art was essentially aristocratic. He specialized in painting miniatures of members of the Tudor court. He had a workshop where he designed portraits, miniatures, decorative paintings, and woodcuts.
A labyrinth represents a mix of roads, some of which are dead-end; blind roads among which we should choose in order to come to the center of an unusual spider web. The maze allows us access the center via a kind of initiation journey and prevents access to those who do not deserve it, as confirmed by its connection to the cave. In that sense, I would compare the labyrinth with a mandala that sometimes looks like a maze.