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on... Fushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社

If you are in Kyoto for more than a couple of days, you should find some time to get to Fushimi Inari-taisha. There is a temple complex near the station, but as you wind your way up one of the mountain park paths you can see an amazing Shinto Shrine – the head shrine of Inari. 637 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Contemplating our week’s topic of Humanity, and sorting through my photographs taken when coming and going from job sites as an engineer, I notice I’m always interested in people’s quest for spiritual solace in their lives.   68 more words

10 Haikus (or 11) for 10 Days in Japan

Tokyo August 28

The buildings close now
As the late summer pulls in
A strange soup this warmth

Tokyo August 29

The strings strum. Buzzing… 137 more words

By My Pen

Leros – accommodation that made all the difference

Leaving Patmos was no easier than the last time, but at least we had the company of friends to look forward to.

We had been to the supermarket to buy breakfast which we intended to eat on the ferry to Leros, but as we had bought tickets for the Flying Dolphin, we quickly realised that there was no way that we could sit down to eat nor drink anything while on that boat. 1,134 more words


Kasuga Grand Shrine

One of my favourite things about Japan is it’s traditional culture. And as such, I have always enjoyed visiting shrines, especially those tucked away, off the beaten track. 180 more words


Attending a workshop on holy places in medieval Islam

Nothing gets me in a better mood at the start of a new school year than attending a conference in a beautiful city I have never visited before. 670 more words

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