Latest posts from jtast
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Nanokawa Shrine & Iwato Kagura
Nanokawa Shrine (Niyodogawa Town, Kochi Prefecture) is my favorite shrine so far, there is no... Read More
What are Koma-inu?
Imagine you are going out to dinner at your favorite Chinese or Japanese... Read More
Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
As a resident of Kamakura, it would be remiss of me not to talk about... Read More
Japanese New Year’s
Every New Year’s Eve, Buddhist temples across Japan ring their bells exactly 108 times. The... Read More
Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? (Episode Three: Winter sets in)
Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One:... Read More
Why are Shinto Shrines Surrounded by Trees and Forests?
If you frequent Japanese Shinto shrines, you may have noticed that they are commonly... Read More