Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
Why are Shinto Shrines Surrounded by Trees and Forests?
If you frequent Japanese Shinto shrines, you may have noticed that they are commonly... Read More
The National Diet and Kozo Yamamoto: Strengthening Japan’s Economy
As we were led through the halls of the National Diet, we all anxiously mused... Read More
What are Omikuji and Ema?
On a patron’s first visit to a temple or shrine of the year, called... Read More
Akasaka Hikawa Jinja Shrine
When entering Akasaka Hikawa Jinja Shrine. Akasaka district is how the trees seem to envelope... Read More
Katsurahama Beach and Watatsumi Shrine
I have never been to, nor have I even heard of, a beach where you... Read More
Twice a year on the last day of June and December, Shinto shrines participate... Read More