Japanese Traditional Art and Theatre performances at the Yasaka Hall, Gion Corner.
Maiko Gallery showcasing some of the hair accessories worn by the Maiko dancers.
Tea Ceremony – Ryurei and Koto, a six-stringed zither.
Kyogen Theatre – Comedy. Bunraku Puppet Theatre.
Flower Arrangement or Ikebana.
Kyo-mai Dance by Geisha / Geiko.
Gagaku Court Music.
After months under construction, I have finally published my first article – today.
I would like to thank you for your patience.
This category will now be updated monthly.I will be covering a wide range of topics and I look forward to engaging with a wider audience out there! I would love to hear from all of you and any topics that we could discuss.
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Hope all of us are well bound and back on track with our lives post the festive seasons.
As we step into the New Year of 2018, many of us want to spend more time on taking care of ourselves. Building a better and healthier version of us.
Nevertheless, there will be many exciting exchanges on the usual new year new me transformations and resolutions, a travelling around the world list, career change and prospects, so on and so forth.
As much as I too enjoy the flirtatious foreplays of these “talks”, just out of curiosity and because I really care to ask – How are you really feeling?
I live in the UK, we have the occasional visit from Mr Sunshine. He plays hide and seek, leaving us cold, brittle and Vitamin D deficient.
A conversation with a friend lead me to do a little research, then only to share my findings through this article.
The topic in discussion was the exertion of exercise to build stamina through Vitamin D, efficiently.
And how lacking Vitamin D, could leave us feeling debilitated and left untreated, take a major toll and risk our health in the long term.
But before we get up close and personal – reading, let’s just remind ourselves why it is crucial not to deprive our body off – Vitamin D.
These are just a few health symptoms and risks associated with Vitamin D deficiency.
So, what is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is produced by our body, after the exposure to sunlight.
Like most vitamins and minerals which are highly essential for the growth and development of our body, Vitamin D helps regulate calcium to rebuild and phosphorus to maintain bone health, the postural structure of the spinal cord and speed up recovery processes of the skeletal muscles between periods of injuries caused by sports, exercises and accidents.
It also plays an important role in the modulation of cell growth and reduces inflammations by strengthening the immune system in our body.
A young male requires an intake of 200 IU to 400 IU and 20 IU for every year as he gets older. A female requires somewhere between 600 IU to 800 IU as she passes the age of 65 onwards.
If you’re asking why women recommended daily value is higher than their counterparts, it is simply because women are more likely at risks of osteoporosis. Also, because women share their womb for the healthy development and growth of the foetus and lactate after childbirth.
Dr Andrew Weil M.D., Professor and Founder/Director of The University of Arizona, Center of Integrative Medicine recommends that adults increase their intake up to 2000 IU per day to reap the benefits of Vitamin D.
A recent study also suggested increasing the intake of Vitamin D alone, can speed up the healing time of minor burn injuries on victims!
Where can I find it?
Simply by consuming foods which are oil soluble (the good fat) and rich in Vitamin D is the easiest way.
How can we all improve our health by getting more Vitamin D?
All information in this article could also be found on the internet.
But at times we need a gentle reminder. As to why we must attend to our bodies and take care of ourselves. I hope this article reaches you in good health, great intentions being the purpose of me writing it.
One of Japan’s most famous and most important landmarks, built in 1583 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
Represents the unity of the Japanese. I was extremely lucky to visit during a festival of music, food and taiko drummers.
Dancing in scorching heat. I was dancing too, the music was so catchy 🙂
A boat ride around the moat. Best times of the year during the Cherry Blossom (Hanami viewing) in early April.
Takoyaki – Octopus Balls, a popular street food especially in Osaka. Made with batter, octopus, pickled ginger, and spring onions. Served with takoyaki sauce, kewpie and bonito shavings! Oishii!!
I’m not posing for you.