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Every time I visit a temple or shrine in Japan, I always find myself thinking,... Read More
What are Koma-inu?
Imagine you are going out to dinner at your favorite Chinese or Japanese... 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
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Have you ever heard the Japanese word “Hatsumode”? Visiting to shrines and temples at the... Read More
Visit an Academic God
One of the most famous names in Japanese history is Sugawara no Michizane. This name... Read More
Japanese New Year’s
Every New Year’s Eve, Buddhist temples across Japan ring their bells exactly 108 times. The... Read More