Nov
24
2011

Autumn colors in Japan (2011)

It’s slowly getting chilly here and that although I live in the southern part of Japan! October is usually the month with the most pleasant temperature. In November it’s getting cooler rather quickly and leaves change their colors. However, as Japan is quite a long and thin shaped country (I like to call it “banana” […]

Nov
21
2011

12 Japanese zodiac figures

Today I want to introduce another treasure of mine: Figures of all 12 Japanese zodiac animals Actually, the title is not exactly right as those zodiacs have their origin in China, so more accurately we’re talking about the Chinese Zodiac signs. I’m sure most of you have heard of them? There are 12 animal zodiac […]

Nov
18
2011

Mount Koya, Wakayama

This is a travel report of my most recent trip to Mount Koya (official website) in Wakayama Prefecture. Although I’ve been to quite a lot of places in Kansai already, I never got to visit Mount Koya (高野山) – until now. What is Mount Koya anyways? Mount Koya is primarily known as the world headquarters […]

largest stone garden in Japan (Mt. Koya)
Nov
13
2011

Temple and Shrine seal book

You have probably seen a temple and shrine seal book already, but you were not sure what exactly it is? Trust me when I say you’re missing out on something GREAT!   What is a temple and shrine seal book? I think most people outside of Japan don’t know about these temple and shrine seal […]

Nov
13
2011

How I made it to Japan

Hello. This is the first post in this blog. Thanks to those of you who are reading along from the very start! A lot of people are interested in coming to Japan. Some only want to visit, some want to come and try living here for some time. Others want to leave their home country […]

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