Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
What is Saisen?
When visiting a temple or shrine, you may notice a wooden box in front of... Read More
Japanese New Year’s
Every New Year’s Eve, Buddhist temples across Japan ring their bells exactly 108 times. The... Read More
Jyouchiji: The temple of the fearsome abbot who beat numerous U.S. Marines with a big stick and lived to tell the tale.
Jyouchiji, in Kita Kamakura, is one of my favorite temples. It is a nice retreat... Read More
While it is common to find a shrine and a temple sharing the same... Read More
The Future of Integrated Resorts in Japan.
The Japanese Integrated Resorts (IR) Association held its 3rd IR study session presenting the benefits... Read More
The National Diet and Kozo Yamamoto: Strengthening Japan’s Economy
As we were led through the halls of the National Diet, we all anxiously mused... Read More