Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
What are Torii Gates?
In front of every Japanese Shinto shrine there lay a gate made of two... 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
SENGAKUJI TEMPLE AND THE AKOU INCIDENT
NEWS FLASH! We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring you this special bulletin. On... Read More
The Nogi shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Akasaka. It was founded in 1937... Read More
Have you ever heard of the town of Koenji in Japan? If so, what does... Read More
Hand copying sutra is called “Shakyo” in Japanese. Sutra copying is the East Asian practice... Read More