Latest posts from jtast
- A Guide to Akasaka Shrines and Temples - June 1, 2023
- Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine and Proper Shrine Etiquette - May 31, 2023
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
Studying the Meiji Restoration in the City of Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu is close to many Asian countries, and because it is conveniently located on the... Read More
Can You Keep a Secret? Four Secret Hot Springs
An “onsen” is a Japanese hot spring, including the bathing facilities and inns frequently situated... 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
The History of Ueno Park
Built on a hill close to Ueno Station in Tokyo is Ueno Park. Founded in... Read More
Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine and Proper Shrine Etiquette
Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine was established in 1660 by Takakazu Kyogoku, the lord of the Marugame... Read More