Vermilion Torii Gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine

By |February 21st, 2022|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) is an important Shinto shrine in southern of Kyoto. Well known as thousand of torii gates lined up into the forest of Inari Mountain. The trail span 4 kilometres and take approximately 2 hours to walk up. Inari was originally and remains primarily the kami of good harvests, business success, industry growth, traffic safety, and success in your life. Foxes (kitsune), regarded as the messengers, are often found in Inari shrines. One attribute is a key (for the rice granary) in their mouths. Access by Train : Fushimi Inari Shrine is located just outside JR Inari

Autumn leaves at Chuson-ji Temple

By |October 9th, 2021|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Chūson-ji (中尊寺) is a Buddhist temple in the town of Hiraizumi in southern Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Chuson-ji was built by Kiyohira, the first head of the 12th century Oshu Fujiwara dynasty. After the downfall of the Fujiwara, all of the original temple structures were lost to fires or natural wear over the centuries, save the renowned Golden Hall. Both an altar of warship and a tomb, the remains of Hiraizumi’s rulers, the Fujiwara lords, are interred within. Chuson-ji and the Golden Hall were even immortalized in poem by the 17th century traveling poet, Matsuo Basho.  “Have the summer rains come

Japanese lucky charms : How to select Omamori

By |October 5th, 2021|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Japanese lucky charms and talismans, powerful small bags will protect you throughout the year. Throwback many years, first time I have chanced to Japan and spent the most time of my trip for visited Shrine and Temple. We are all fascinated by the beautiful and calm of place , more over we started to collect lucky charms which have unique design from shrines and temples. Omamori are Japanese amulets commonly sold at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, have many designs and colorful charms. Priests perform ceremonies for sanctity and power, the main purpose is to keep away evil spirits,

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