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What are Koma-inu?
Imagine you are going out to dinner at your favorite Chinese or Japanese... Read More
Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple
In 1991 the statue, Sendai Daikannon, was the tallest statue in the world. Sendai Daikannon... Read More
When Americans think of Japan, it is common that they think of the kawaii-culture of... 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
Are Japanese People Religious?
A question that many foreigners to Japan seem to ask is, “Are Japanese people... Read More
What are Omikuji and Ema?
On a patron’s first visit to a temple or shrine of the year, called... Read More