Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
Exploring the Art of Karakami
During my time in Tokyo, I was fortunate enough to visit a Karakami exhibit and... 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
The National Diet and Kozo Yamamoto: Strengthening Japan’s Economy
As we were led through the halls of the National Diet, we all anxiously mused... Read More
Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode Four: Still in the hole.)
Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One:... Read More
What are Torii Gates?
In front of every Japanese Shinto shrine there lay a gate made of two... Read More
Taiyo no Marche(Market of the sun)
Every second weekend of the month, the Taiyo no Marche (or Market of the Sun)... Read More