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What is Zazen?
Sitting cross-legged on the ground and looking down, half focusing on the black line that... Read More
Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
As a resident of Kamakura, it would be remiss of me not to talk about... Read More
Wrapping up money?
When looking at western style cultures, gift giving is done for many occasions. Holidays, anniversaries,... Read More
SENGAKUJI TEMPLE AND THE AKOU INCIDENT
NEWS FLASH! We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring you this special bulletin. On... Read More
From Buddha to Bullets: The history of Ueno Daibutsu
Located at the top of a small hill in Ueno Park is Ueno Daibutsu. Consisting... Read More
The Reason Behind the Red Bibs
If you have visited any temple or shrine in Japan, there is a good chance... Read More