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- Shinobazunoike Benten-do and Kiyomizu Kannon-do - June 6, 2023
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How do Japanese at the seasonal division?
Setsubun, which literally translates as “seasonal division,” is a traditional event held on the day... Read More
What are Koma-inu?
Imagine you are going out to dinner at your favorite Chinese or Japanese... Read More
The Art of Sitting and Emptying Your Mind
We’ve all seen it in movies: the Buddhist monk sitting still in the Lotus position,... Read More
The Battle at Sekigahara
(Writing the column article about Nangu Taisha in Tarui reminded me I had promised to... Read More
Yanaka Town and Nezu Jinja
The same day that we visited the Tenryuin and participated in the zazen lesson, we... Read More
Kanda Myoujin Shrine
Placed in Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, a short walk from famous tourist destination Akihabara, sits the jaw-dropping... Read More