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Namiyoke Inari Jinja(Shrine)
I often ask people what they think of when I mention Japan, and the most... Read More
What is Saisen?
When visiting a temple or shrine, you may notice a wooden box in front of... Read More
“Kamakura – The Coexistence of Old and New”
Japan is unique because it respects traditional culture, yet it lets new customs develop as... Read More
Hi, my name is Michelle Alleman and I am here today at the Ryokan Sawanoya,... Read More
What is the Difference between Shrines and Temples?
There approximately 95,000 shrines and 86,000 temples in Japan. So, what is the difference between... Read More