Japanese culture

Longevity Secrets of Takayama Village, the Longest-Lived Village in Japan

I have read another book written by Dr. Takuji Shirasawa called Choju no Sato Takayama Mura no Nagaiki Resipi, The Longevity Recipe from Takayama Village, the Longevity Village.

Dr. Shirasawa thinks Takayama Village in Nagano Prefecture is the longest-lived village in Japan now and it is in the spotlight among longevity researchers.

Japanese Blue Zones’ Diet Has Gotten over 5000 Views

My video Japanese Blue Zones’ Diet has gotten over 5000 views. It is the most-watched video among my English videos. Japanese blue zones are long-lived areas in Japan where Dr. Shoji Kondo marked blue in his map which he made 50 years ago. Yes, he completed his research in 1971, which makes exactly 50 years ago. 

Seven Longevity Secrets of Nagano, the King of Japanese Blue Zones

There is a book called Chojuken Nagano no Himitsu, The Secrets of Nagano, a Long-lived Prefecture. It was written by Dr. Takuji Shirasawa, a medical professor at Juntendo University Graduate School.

Today, based on this book and my own research and observation, I will share with you seven longevity secrets of Nagano, the king of Japanese Blue Zones.

Lion’s Gate Portal in Lake Biwa with Dragon Gods

It was August 8th yesterday, the day the opening of Lion’s Gate Portal was at its peak. We went on a Lake Biwa cruise, from Nagahama to an island called Chikubu Island in the middle of the lake. Chikubu Island is recently known as a power spot, and it is one of the most popular spots in Shiga Prefecture.

Loosening Your Tension: Shizenha Bio-Hacking

As I stated in Bodyweight Training and Stretching, in Chapter 14, we have a different perspective on being fit in Japanese natural health. Being fit means having flexible muscles and joints, not necessarily having big muscles.