Uwajima City in Ehime Prefecture

Scenic Uwajima City in Ehime Prefecture

On my trip through Ehime Prefecture in September 2012, I visited not only Imabari Castle, but also Uwajima Castle. (...)

Oct 28th
´2013

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Kumano Hongu Taisha

Kumano Hongu Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

The Kumano Grand Shrines aka Kumano Sanzan are connected by the sacred Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails. Today I want (...)

Jul 21st
´2013

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Kumano Nachi Taisha

Kumano Nachi Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

The Kumano region in Wakayama Prefecture is famous for the Kumano Pilgrimage Trails that lead to the Kumano Sanzan (...)

Jul 15th
´2013

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Kumano Hayatama Taisha

Kumano Hayatama Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

Today I want to introduce Kumano Hayatama Taisha, one of the three Grand Shrines of Kumano also known as (...)

Jul 2nd
´2013

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Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

After spending some time at Sunpu Castle, Momijiyama Garden and Nihondaira my final destination of the day was the (...)

May 24th
´2013

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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine near Nihondaira in Shizuoka

Nihondaira and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

I continued my spring trip through Shizuoka Prefecture. After visiting Sunpu Castle in the morning, I went to Nihondaira (...)

May 15th
´2013

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St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church

Hirado (Nagasaki)

After visiting Omura on my way from Nagasaki (Gunkanjima) I finally arrived in Hirado which is also in Nagasaki (...)

Aug 27th
´2012

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Omikuji of a shrine in Hiraizumi

Omikuji: Fortune-telling paper strips

In the last Wiki entry I introduced “ema” (Japanese wooden wishing plaques). Today I want to explain about another (...)

May 31st
´2012

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Ema, wooden whishing plaque

Ema: Wooden Wishing Plaques

Today I want to introduce “Ema” (絵馬) – wooden wishing plaques of Japanese shrines. I’m sure most of you (...)

May 21st
´2012

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