Jyouchiji: The temple of the fearsome abbot who beat numerous U.S. Marines with a big stick and lived to tell the tale.
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Jyouchiji, in Kita Kamakura, is one of my favorite temples. It is a nice retreat from the tourist hustle and bustle. Even the air is a little different there. Jyouchiji is #4 of the five most important Zen temples in … Read More

Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? (Episode Nine: Meeting the Parents)
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Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One: Setting the scene) Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? Episode Nine: Meeting the Parents After the … Read More

Interview with Visit Tohoku
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Interview with Visit Tohoku Pohan Chen(Visit Tohoku) & Michelle Alleman(Jtast) PC: I just came here four months ago, because I wanted to do something for Tohoku tourism, especially after the 2011 earthquake, because I am a licensed guide, and I think as … Read More

Hinamatsuri Festival
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Have you ever heard of the Japanese Doll Festival? It is a festival aimed at girls that is held on the March 3rd every year. Most Japanese people don’t even know the actual meaning behind the festival, so here is … Read More

Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode Eight: My personal “Battle of Sekigahara.”)
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Epispde 1 Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One: Setting the scene) ペンネーム なべあきお、垂井町在住、イラストレーター Pen name : Abeakio/Living in Tarui town in Gifu prefecture/ art artist Driving back to the Kanto Plains, I … Read More

Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? (Episode Seven: Tarui Parade.)
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Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One: Setting the scene) Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? Episode Seven: Tarui Parade. Around 4AM on … Read More

Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode Six: A helping hand from beyond the grave)
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Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One: Setting the scene)   Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? Episode Six: A helping hand from … Read More

How do Japanese at the seasonal division?
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Setsubun, which literally translates as “seasonal division,” is a traditional event held on the day before the calendrical beginning of season. The first day of spring is the most special setsubun in Japan and is usually held on the 3rd … Read More

Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode Five:Visiting Zendouji with the General’s direct descendent)
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Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One: Setting the scene)   Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? Episode Five: Visiting Zendouji with the … Read More

Japanese New Year’s
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Every New Year’s Eve, Buddhist temples across Japan ring their bells exactly 108 times. The ringing starts late into the evening and continues on into the first day of the year. The most common and popular theory as to why … Read More

Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode Four: Still in the hole.)
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Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode One: Setting the scene)   Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid? Episode Four: Still in the hole. … Read More

Most Popular 10 Temples and Shrines during New Year
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Have you ever heard the Japanese word “Hatsumode”? Visiting to shrines and temples at the beginning of the year is called “Hatsumotode” and it is a traditional part of Japanese culture. Japanese have tutelary god in their communities at the … Read More

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