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Dokuonji is a temple that was constructed nearly 400 years ago and holds a rich... 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
Japanese New Year’s
Every New Year’s Eve, Buddhist temples across Japan ring their bells exactly 108 times. The... Read More
What are Omikuji and Ema?
On a patron’s first visit to a temple or shrine of the year, called... Read More
What are “Kami?”
One of the most prevalent religions in Japan is the Shinto religion. For Americans, understanding... Read More
Akasaka Hikawa Jinja Shrine
When entering Akasaka Hikawa Jinja Shrine. Akasaka district is how the trees seem to envelope... Read More