Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
We Found Beauty in a Foreign Place
Today, we visited our district’s protectorate shrine. As we made our way through the busy... Read More
Tea Ceremony at Hamarikyu
The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a traditional practice in which green tea called matcha is... Read More
Exploring the Hamamatsu Hachimangu Shrine
Exploring the Hachimangu Shrine: paying a visit to the incredible Hachimangu shrine to learn not... 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
What is Zazen?
Sitting cross-legged on the ground and looking down, half focusing on the black line that... Read More
How to Pray at a Japanese Shrine ?
There are many different practices that take place at Shinto shrines. These include performing the... Read More