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Not a Bad Lesson in Martial Arts
Martial arts: the popular image that this phrase conjures is one of sage masters, fast... 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
Wrapping up money?
When looking at western style cultures, gift giving is done for many occasions. Holidays, anniversaries,... Read More
Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine and Proper Shrine Etiquette
Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine was established in 1660 by Takakazu Kyogoku, the lord of the Marugame... Read More
Ohishi Shrine, Akou city, Hyogo Prefecture
December 14th, 2017: As Yousuke’s car started climbing the mountain pass leading into Akou proper,... Read More
Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? (Episode Two: Enter Ushiwakamaru)
Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One:... Read More