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Hi all, Recently I found this post on Twitter in Japanese and it made me think about some things. I wanted to share it with readers: Roughly translated it means: The mere fact that Buddhist temples is great. The … Continue reading
Hello, I found this interesting post in Twitter today. さきほど撮影した、噴火する桜島と月です。 pic.twitter.com/lrXaSJFMQ0 — KAGAYA (@KAGAYA_11949) March 25, 2015 This is a famous volcano named Sakura-Jima (桜島) which is down in Kagoshima Prefecture. Unlike Mount Fuji, it is a very active volcano. … Continue reading
Hello, While re-reading a book about the failed Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa (足利義政), I learned a lot about the Onin War, or ōnin no ran (応仁の乱) that I wanted to share. The Onin War is something most Westerners would not be … Continue reading
Note: This was an old post I wrote about 2 years ago that was lost. I was finally able to recover it and have decided to post it here. Today will be a double-post. Expect another one soon. Since I … Continue reading
As mentioned in my last post, the family and I went to see the cherry-blossoms (桜 sakura) at the University of Washington. The UW has a large courtyard called the “Quad”, which contains many trees donated from Japan almost 100 … Continue reading
Hello, It’s the Spring Ohigan once again in Japan. Ohigan is a holiday that happens twice a year in Japan, and coincides with the spring and autumnal equinoxes. It is a time for people in Japan to return home, visit … Continue reading