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Can You Keep a Secret? Four Secret Hot Springs
An “onsen” is a Japanese hot spring, including the bathing facilities and inns frequently situated... Read More
What are Koma-inu?
Imagine you are going out to dinner at your favorite Chinese or Japanese... Read More
What are Tenmangu?
One of the most famous names in Japanese history would be Sugawara no Michizane. This... Read More
What are “Kami?”
One of the most prevalent religions in Japan is the Shinto religion. For Americans, understanding... Read More
The main belief system of the Japanese people is called Shintoism. Shinto is more than... Read More
What are Omikuji and Ema?
On a patron’s first visit to a temple or shrine of the year, called... Read More