Latest posts from Spencer Meador
- Shitennoji- Temple - November 16, 2017
- Kiyomizu-dera (Osaka) - November 15, 2017
- Isshin-Ji Temple - November 14, 2017
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
Exploring the Art of Karakami
During my time in Tokyo, I was fortunate enough to visit a Karakami exhibit and... Read More
Sanja Matsuri Festival
Each year on the third weekend of May Asakusa Tokyo becomes one of the largest... Read More
What is the Difference between Shrines and Temples?
There approximately 95,000 shrines and 86,000 temples in Japan. So, what is the difference between... Read More
The Kencho-ji Temple is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan, and ranks first out... Read More
What are Koma-inu?
Imagine you are going out to dinner at your favorite Chinese or Japanese... Read More