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Another year, another penis festival in Japan

In Japan, spring is an important time of year. The cherry blossoms are blooming, the cold weather is slowly giving way toward warmer temps, AND it’s time for certain shrines to dust off their penises. 656 more words


The Shinto Religion

I believe that the common good in all people is a Universal Power of Good.  These good people are guided by their god, doctrines, creeds or just a high morality of good.   486 more words


Kiyomizu-dera Shrine, Kyoto - franie travels

Above the clouds of Kyoto the Buddhist Kiyomizu-dera Shrine provides not only a stunning view over the entire city, it also is a perfect place of silence and peace. 39 more words


Magical Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto - franie travels

The magic Fushimi Inari Shrine is definitely one of the must-sees in Kyoto. The JR line directly stops at the foot of the mountain where the shrine with its red shining gates sidle upon the top of the hill. 48 more words


Meiji-Shrine Tokyo, Japan - franie travels

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Traditionally New Years is the most important holiday in Japan when even the 35 million metropolis Tokyo get a rest. Since most people leave the Japanese capital around December 29 and return after January 2 the city is less crowded and therefore perfect for visitors. 163 more words