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When I leave Japan, What I will miss the most.

For those who know about the geography of the U.S., Japan in its entirety is roughly the size of Montana as far as square miles goes. This means a number of different things considering when many people think about Japan, … Continue reading

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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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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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Trip to Ise Jingu (Location of one of Japan’s three great treasures)

The shrine at Ise is actually separated into two shrines. the outer one called Geku, which is dedicated to Toyouke Omikami who is the god of agriculture and industry. The main shrine, Naiku, is dedicated to the leading deity in … Continue reading

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