Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
Do you know Japanese word “okeiko”?
You can experience traditional Japanese culture at 「Tokujuji Temle」in the island of Miyajima that is... Read More
Jyouchiji: The temple of the fearsome abbot who beat numerous U.S. Marines with a big stick and lived to tell the tale.
Jyouchiji, in Kita Kamakura, is one of my favorite temples. It is a nice retreat... Read More
Exploring the Hamamatsu Hachimangu Shrine
Exploring the Hachimangu Shrine: paying a visit to the incredible Hachimangu shrine to learn not... Read More
Dokuonji is a temple that was constructed nearly 400 years ago and holds a rich... Read More
What are Goshuin?
If you plan on visiting many temples and shrines in Japan, I recommend purchasing... Read More
The Art of Sitting and Emptying Your Mind
We’ve all seen it in movies: the Buddhist monk sitting still in the Lotus position,... Read More