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
Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple
In 1991 the statue, Sendai Daikannon, was the tallest statue in the world. Sendai Daikannon... 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
Not a Bad Lesson in Martial Arts
Martial arts: the popular image that this phrase conjures is one of sage masters, fast... Read More
How to Pray at a Japanese Shrine ?
There are many different practices that take place at Shinto shrines. These include performing the... 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
Gosho Jinja Shrine
Gosho Jinja enshrines the patron deities of my neighborhood, Zaimokuza. Plural because the shrine is... Read More