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What are “Kami?”
One of the most prevalent religions in Japan is the Shinto religion. For Americans, understanding... Read More
The Kencho-ji Temple is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan, and ranks first out... Read More
How do Japanese at the seasonal division?
Setsubun, which literally translates as “seasonal division,” is a traditional event held on the day... Read More
Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? (Episode Seven: Tarui Parade.)
Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One:... Read More
What are Tenmangu?
One of the most famous names in Japanese history would be Sugawara no Michizane. This... Read More
What are Torii Gates?
In front of every Japanese Shinto shrine there lay a gate made of two... Read More