Monthly Archives: February 2015

Nagoya Port photos

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Photo’s; beautiful and weird Japan

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Interview with an American monk in Japan.

Gesshin (Claire) Greenwood, is a 28-year-old, Soto Zen Buddhist nun practicing in Japan. After nearly four years living a monastic life in Japan, Greenwood finally decided to study the Japanese language at Nanzan University. Greenwood’s journey has taken her from … Continue reading

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What local flea markets have to offer

Flea markets are the answer to the sometimes high prices in department and grocery stores. They happen all around the Nagoya area at various times in the year and even many on a monthly basis. The ones I have encountered … Continue reading

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Some things to know about eating in Japan

Japan has a slightly different eating atmosphere than some Westerners may be used to. There are some things to make note of and watch out for win dining in Japan. Some of the American chains in Japan have adapted to … Continue reading

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Atsuta Jingu

The Atsuta shrine, located in Nagoya, houses Kusanagi no Tsurugi which is one of the three great treasures of Japan. In Shinto belief, the sword was able to control the winds. Kusanagi no Tsurugi translates to the grass-cutter sword and … Continue reading

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Nagoya city museum

The museum houses various archaeological artifacts from samurai. It was established in 1977. Some of the areas within the museum have an admission fee of less than $6. the top floor features artwork from local high school and middle school … Continue reading

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