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Join a traditional “matsuri” (festival) this summer in Japan!

Hello! Don’t you want to join a traditional “matsuri” (festival) this summer in Japan? Anyone can participate in the festival, no matter what nationality you are. Are you living in outside of Japan? If you can come to Japan to participate in this festival, you can of course join! If you are interested in, please …

Searching Nice Places in Hikone; Honmachi-Juku.( Accomodation)

The second place we visited after Inoue Buddhist altar shop was Honmachi-Juku which is the remodeled old Japanese house as an accommodation, mixing traditional and modern styles. The caretaker told us sometimes guests are gathering at a shared room and playing games together. Soon after you enter the house, you can see a bar counter …

Searching Nice Places in Hikone; Inoue Inc.( Buddhist altar shop)

Last Friday, I and a staff went to Hikone searching nice places. First, we visited Inoue Inc., a Buddhist altar shop on Nanamagari (literally meaning “Seven Turns”) Street known as a craftsmen street near Hikone Castle. In this shop, Buddhist altars in which craftsmanship is standing out are arranged. They are creating not only Buddhist …

Daihannya Prayer Meetings

Sanzohoshi Gnesho, a priest, translated 600 sutra books which was basis of Daihannyashinkyo. The action in the video is called Tendoku (skip-reading), it is said that people can pray for and receive good health by feeling the air of sutra books. This event is held on April 7 every year at Kawarayazenji Temple. If you …

Cherry blossom season almost ends here Shiga. But, you can still enjoy Japanese Spring with double    cherry blossoms and azaleas!

I’ve heard the news about the earthquake in Taiwan, my heart hurts very much.

I’ve heard the news about the earthquake in Taiwan, my heart hurts very much. Japan has been hit by a big earthquake as well known. That’s why I can imagine the horror and possible difficulties after the disaster. I sincerely pray for the recovery of Taiwanese people. In addition, Taiwanese people have given tremendous support …

A fruit of Kaki , left on the tree in the cold sky.

This is the traditional custom,and it’s called 「Kimamori (or Kimori)」which means guardian god of three. This is to thank to the tree for the harvest and to wish the same for the next year. We,Japanese, value the nature a lot. Why don’t you visit Japan full of warm people and the nature?

The festival connects the world

Hello! Everyone! Today I will introduce my wonderful friend to you. Her name is Ms.Uno. She teaches and spreads traditional Japanese dance in Singapore and Malaysia. I respect for her work, but her personality is more fascinated me. We are trying to build a bridge between two countries and Japan. Please give us your support!

Guest from Singapore

Hello Everyone! Time flies! December will start tomorrow! We have a guest from Singapore yesterday! Unfortunately, it was raining but she said it’s cool because the temperature in Singapore is around 33 degrees though it’s winter season^-^ We took a walk around Hachiman moat area and visited to Himure Shrine. We could still enjoy the …

Seminar in Osaka

Hello! How is everyone doing? Recently I have been very busy. Last Friday and Saturday, I participated in one seminar. Learning is important, I will continue to study various things. The seminar was in Osaka where is big and lively city. I did not have enough time for lunch so I went to a famouse …