I am so excited about today’s nail design, you won’t even believe it haha
For me the World cup starts today, because I am rooting for JAPAN and my SAMURAI BLUE have their first match today.
Yes I will stay up until 3am to watch the match on TV.
During the following days and maybe weeks I will keep posting JAPAN inspired nail art designs. I hope you will enjoy them, I know I do.
First of all, the Logo which is used on their Soccer Shirts, is the one of the Japan Football Association.
The Japan Football Association, sometimes known as the Japan Soccer Association (Japanese: Nippon Sakkā Kyōkai, 日本サッカー協会), is the governing body responsible for the administration of football in Japan. It is responsible for the national team as well as club competitions.
The organisation was founded in 1921 as the Greater Japan Football Association (大日本蹴球協会 Dai-Nippon Shūkyū Kyōkai), and became affiliated with FIFA in 1929. In 1945, the name of the organisation was changed to the Japan Football Association (日本蹴球協会 Nihon Shūkyū Kyōkai); its Japanese name was changed to the current title in 1975. This reflected common use of the word sakkā (サッカー), derived from “soccer”, rather than the older Japanese word shūkyū (蹴球; literally “kick-ball”). The word sakkā gained popularity during the post-World War II occupation of Japan by the Allied powers. The association generally translates its name to “Japan Football Association” in English, though “Japan Soccer Association” is also used.
The symbol of the JFA is the Yatagarasu, a mythical three-legged raven that guided Emperor Jimmu to Mount Kumano. Yatagarasu is also the messenger of the supreme Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu.
Who is currently in the Japan national football team (サッカー日本代表 Soccer Nippon Daihyō)?
The following 23 players were called up for 2014 FIFA World Cup.
#1 Eiji Kawashima (GK) – Club: Belgium Standard Liège
#12 Shūsaku Nishikawa (GK) – Club: Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
#23 Shūichi Gonda (GK) – Club: Japan FC Tokyo
#2 Atsuto Uchida (DF) – Club: Germany Schalke 04
#3 Gōtoku Sakai (DF) – Club: Germany Stuttgart
#5 Yūto Nagatomo (DF) – Club: Italy Internazionale
#6 Masato Morishige (DF) – Club: Japan FC Tokyo
#15 Yasuyuki Konno (DF) – Club: Japan Gamba Osaka
#19 Masahiko Inoha (DF) – Club: Japan Júbilo Iwata
#21 Hiroki Sakai (DF) – Club: Germany Hannover 96
#22 Maya Yoshida (DF) – Club: England Southampton
#7 Yasuhito Endō (vice-captain – MF) – Club: Japan Gamba Osaka
#14 Toshihiro Aoyama (MF) – Club: Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
#16 Hotaru Yamaguchi (MF) – Club: Japan Cerezo Osaka
#17 Makoto Hasebe (captain – MF) – Club: Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
#4 Keisuke Honda (FW) – Club: Italy Milan
#8 Hiroshi Kiyotake (FW) – Club: Germany Nürnberg
#9 Shinji Okazaki (FW) – Club: Germany Mainz 05
#10 Shinji Kagawa (FW) – Club: England Manchester United
#11 Yoichiro Kakitani (FW) – Club: Japan Cerezo Osaka
#13 Yoshito Ōkubo (FW) – Club: Japan Kawasaki Frontale
#18 Yūya Ōsako (FW) – Club: Germany Köln
#20 Manabu Saitō (FW) – Club: Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
That said, my one of my favorite Player is not in the National Team anymore – Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (played 1997–2010).
Enough of the information’s, here is my first nail art design for the Japanese National Team.
I am sure they will do their best, because they always do.
Have fun tonight