Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
What are Omikuji and Ema?
On a patron’s first visit to a temple or shrine of the year, called... Read More
The History of Ueno Park
Built on a hill close to Ueno Station in Tokyo is Ueno Park. Founded in... Read More
The Difference Between Rinzai and Soto Zen
This past week I had the opportunity to attempt zazen meditation at both a Rinzai-zen... 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
What are Tenmangu?
One of the most famous names in Japanese history would be Sugawara no Michizane. This... Read More
The 5 Things you Should Know Before Visiting a Temple
Make sure to step over the threshold: Each temple has a wooden section of the... Read More