Latest posts from jtast
- Shinobazunoike Benten-do and Kiyomizu Kannon-do - June 6, 2023
- Yushima Tenjin’s Matsuri - June 2, 2023
- A Guide to Akasaka Shrines and Temples - June 1, 2023
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
Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine and Proper Shrine Etiquette
Toranomon Kotohiragu Shrine was established in 1660 by Takakazu Kyogoku, the lord of the Marugame... Read More
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
How to Pray at a Japanese Shrine ?
There are many different practices that take place at Shinto shrines. These include performing the... Read More
Touring the Hana no mai Sake Brewery
Getting to tour a brewery while learning about not only the ancient process of brewing... 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