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Cities & Town

100th anniversary of construction of Hario Radio Tower/針尾送信所建設100周年

Congratulations on our 100th blog!Today's blog is about the Hario Radio Tower, which also celebrates its 100th anni...
Cities & Town

Jizo Bodhisattva with rotating head/首振り地蔵

There is a unique Jizo Bodhisattva(see the photo above) in Zenkojido in Kyoto, which is located at the entrance of ...
Trivia

Lucky Taxi in Kyoto/京都のラッキータクシー

In general, a four- leaf clover is famous as a lucky item. There is another lucky item in Kyoto, which is a luck...
Trivia

The secret of a mirror in Shrines/神社の鏡の秘密

Iya Shrine in Shimane prefecture/揖夜神社(島根県) Have you ever been to Shinto Shrines?For your information, the shrines ar...
Culture

Copying Buddhist sutras/写経

Have you heard that copying Buddhist sutras has the same merits as meditation?Most Japanese believe both in Shintoi...
Trivia

The statue of Shoki-san/鍾馗さん

Have you remembered Onigawara?It's Ogre's face-shaped tiles which can be seen as the decoration of ridge-end tiles....
Trivia

Bicycle-parking Space/自転車置き場

When you hear the word, a bicycle-parking space, what kind of view comes into your mind?Is it the spacious area whe...
Cities & Town

The Great Buddha of Nara and its nostril/奈良の大仏と鼻の穴

TheGreatBuddhaofNaraisthebiggest in Japan,whichisabout15meterstall,madeofbronze,locatedinTodaijitemple.In addition,...
Travel Tips

What’s a Goshuin?/御朱印ってなあに。

Goshuin is a stamp as a token for visiting and offering prayers at the shrines and temples becoming popular recentl...
Trivia

Wisdom learned from architecture built in 607A.D./西暦607年創建の建築物から學ぶ智慧

A lattice frame in Horyuji Temple/法隆寺の格子戸 Horyuji temple is the world cultural heritage site registered as Japan's f...