Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
Are Japanese People Religious?
A question that many foreigners to Japan seem to ask is, “Are Japanese people... 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
Akasaka Hikawa Jinja Shrine
When entering Akasaka Hikawa Jinja Shrine. Akasaka district is how the trees seem to envelope... Read More
How the Tourism Boom is Causing Japan to Change its Controversial Symbol for Temples
The other day while finding temples to add to our interactive map, I noticed something strange.... Read More
The Komyoji Temple, part of the school of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, dates back to... Read More
My First Experience With Zazen: A Day at the Sojiji Temple
Earlier this week, I hopped aboard a train to Yokohoma and headed to Sojiji temple.... Read More