Latest posts from jtast
- Shinobazunoike Benten-do and Kiyomizu Kannon-do - June 6, 2023
- Yushima Tenjin’s Matsuri - June 2, 2023
- A Guide to Akasaka Shrines and Temples - June 1, 2023
What are Goshuin?
If you plan on visiting many temples and shrines in Japan, I recommend purchasing... 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
What is Saisen?
When visiting a temple or shrine, you may notice a wooden box in front of... 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
Can a feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day Cupid?(Episode Eight: My personal “Battle of Sekigahara.”)
Epispde 1 Cana feudal era General and famed military strategist act as a modern day... Read More
Sawanoya (Yanaka, Tokyo) is a family-run inn dedicated to helping one relax in a typical... Read More