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On November 10th, 1272, the 8th year of the Bun-ei Era, Shiro Sakondaifu Hojo... Read More
Interview with Kozo Yamamoto
The following interview is between Kozo Yamamoto, an eight-time elected member of Japan’s House of... Read More
After crossing the Kyujo Bridge over the Omogo River off of Route 33, it is... 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
What are Omikuji and Ema?
On a patron’s first visit to a temple or shrine of the year, called... Read More
How do Japanese at the seasonal division?
Setsubun, which literally translates as “seasonal division,” is a traditional event held on the day... Read More