Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
How do Japanese at the seasonal division?
Setsubun, which literally translates as “seasonal division,” is a traditional event held on the day... Read More
The 5 Things you Should Know Before Visiting a Temple
Make sure to step over the threshold: Each temple has a wooden section of the... Read More
What are Torii Gates?
In front of every Japanese Shinto shrine there lay a gate made of two... Read More
A Luncheon with Chief Priest Shoji Ryosho at Unjo-ji Temple
Today we paid a visit to Unjo-ji Temple located in Shiogama City in Miyagi Prefecture,... Read More
“Kamakura – The Coexistence of Old and New”
Japan is unique because it respects traditional culture, yet it lets new customs develop as... Read More
Nichirenshu Saichuzan Joshoji and Aikido: The Way of the Mental Sword
We were welcomed at the Nichirenshu Saichuzan Joshoji by Itou-sensei, who was the head priest... Read More