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How do Japanese at the seasonal division?
Setsubun, which literally translates as “seasonal division,” is a traditional event held on the day... Read More
What is Zazen?
Sitting cross-legged on the ground and looking down, half focusing on the black line that... Read More
What are Omikuji and Ema?
On a patron’s first visit to a temple or shrine of the year, called... Read More
Do you know Japanese word “okeiko”?
You can experience traditional Japanese culture at 「Tokujuji Temle」in the island of Miyajima that is... Read More
The Kencho-ji Temple is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan, and ranks first out... Read More
How to use Pokemon Go at shrines and temples
The world has been taken by storm by one of Japan’s most famous franchises, Pokemon.... Read More