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Right in the heart of Minato, Tokyo, lies the Zojoji Temple- the main temple of... Read More
What is Saisen?
When visiting a temple or shrine, you may notice a wooden box in front of... Read More
Wrapping up money?
When looking at western style cultures, gift giving is done for many occasions. Holidays, anniversaries,... 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
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
After crossing the Kyujo Bridge over the Omogo River off of Route 33, it is... Read More