Latest posts from jtast
- Shinobazunoike Benten-do and Kiyomizu Kannon-do - June 6, 2023
- Yushima Tenjin’s Matsuri - June 2, 2023
- A Guide to Akasaka Shrines and Temples - June 1, 2023
Interview with Kozo Yamamoto
The following interview is between Kozo Yamamoto, an eight-time elected member of Japan’s House of... Read More
What are Torii Gates?
In front of every Japanese Shinto shrine there lay a gate made of two... Read More
Sendai Toshogu Shrine
In the middle of the busy city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, there is a small... Read More
My First Experience With Zazen: A Day at the Sojiji Temple
Earlier this week, I hopped aboard a train to Yokohoma and headed to Sojiji temple.... Read More
Namiyoke Inari (Shrine)
Tucked away right next door to one of Tokyo’s biggest and busiest tourist attractions lies... Read More
Why are Shinto Shrines Surrounded by Trees and Forests?
If you frequent Japanese Shinto shrines, you may have noticed that they are commonly... Read More