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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 Torii Gates?
In front of every Japanese Shinto shrine there lay a gate made of two... Read More
Have you ever heard of the town of Koenji in Japan? If so, what does... Read More
What are “Kami?”
One of the most prevalent religions in Japan is the Shinto religion. For Americans, understanding... Read More
Revered Animals at Japan’s Temples & Shrines
When you think of temples and shrines in Japan, you might imagine Senso-ji Temple in... Read More