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Toyokawa Inari Betsuin

Last year in autumn, I went to Japan for the second time.

This shrine is called Toyokawa Inari Betsuin and is located along Aoyama-dori in Tokyo, a short walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station. 17 more words


Tōdaiji Temple

Located in Nara province, Tōdaiji, the “Great Eastern Temple” is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples.

The temple was built in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan. 200 more words

Top 30 tourist sites in Japan: the most popular sightseeing spots for overseas visitors

From the well-known to the obscure, this year’s annual ranking of top spots has some surprises in store for even the most seasoned travellers. 2,338 more words


Dance Shrines - Current Inspiration

I’ve blogged about my little shrine assemblages many times and I am happy to say that I am at the end of the exploration. This past month I used up the last of my little wooden plaques in the best set of shrines I have created to date! 415 more words

My Artistic Endeavors

Japanniversary #2

The day before our Japanniversary, Will woke up crying. His eyelids were glued together with green goop and dried crud was stuck to his cheeks. It was our first bout with pinkeye. 1,250 more words

Life In Japan

Mountains, Hills, Ravines, and Valleys


The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, and say, You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God! 667 more words

Spotlight: Nikko

After returning to Japan, we immediately left Tokyo and headed north. Our first destination on this route was the city of Nikko. Comfortably small with a population less than a hundred thousand, the township is known for its natural elegance; nestled placidly among the Nikko Renzan mountains. 348 more words