Latest posts from jtast
- Yushima Tenjin’s Matsuri - June 2, 2023
- A Guide to Akasaka Shrines and Temples - June 1, 2023
- Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine and Proper Shrine Etiquette - May 31, 2023
“Kamakura – The Coexistence of Old and New”
Japan is unique because it respects traditional culture, yet it lets new customs develop as... Read More
Wrapping up money?
When looking at western style cultures, gift giving is done for many occasions. Holidays, anniversaries,... Read More
Nanokawa Shrine & Iwato Kagura
Nanokawa Shrine (Niyodogawa Town, Kochi Prefecture) is my favorite shrine so far, there is no... Read More
Touring the Hana no mai Sake Brewery
Getting to tour a brewery while learning about not only the ancient process of brewing... Read More
The 5 Things you Should Know Before Visiting a Temple
Make sure to step over the threshold: Each temple has a wooden section of the... Read More
Are Japanese People Religious?
A question that many foreigners to Japan seem to ask is, “Are Japanese people... Read More