Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
The Toyokawa Inari Temple is often debated about regarding whether it is actually a temple... Read More
What are Omikuji and Ema?
On a patron’s first visit to a temple or shrine of the year, called... 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
15 Unique Festivals Only Found in Japan(1~5)
The word of festival in Japanese is “Matsuri”. The purpose of having traditional events and... Read More
Are Japanese People Religious?
A question that many foreigners to Japan seem to ask is, “Are Japanese people... Read More
The Battle at Sekigahara
(Writing the column article about Nangu Taisha in Tarui reminded me I had promised to... Read More