This shrine is for sports players and sport officials – A Gift From Japan

I found a very unique shrine in Kyoto Japan, which is called the Shiromine shrine. There were a lot of balls for any sports, succor, volleyball, basketball and so on. I found a very interesting stone statue. As photos, if you want to be a good sports player, why don't you touch stone ball, and you can be rounded this stone ball. When you stop by here, why don't you wear Yukata and feel Japanese traditional culture? The most widely known symbol of Japanese traditional Summer outfits, Yukata are light and simple long robes, similar to kimonos in their shape but much more informal and easy to wear. They are usually worn during Japanese Summer events such as Matsuri or Fireworks Festivals. ...more >>

This shrine is for getting over your back, legs and feet, which is called Gou shrine – A gift From Japan

Please touch this boar sculpture and pray for getting over your back, legs, and feet. When you stop by Gou shrine, Kyoto palace is in front of this shrine, you can both of them, and when you stop by here In autumn and winter, why don't you wear Samue? Samue makes you warm. Samue is a traditional Japanese work clothing, made of a pair of trousers and a long sleeved jacket. Loose-fitting and resistant, it was originally used by craftsmen and artisan for its remarkable ease of movement, but nowadays is also very appreciated as loungewear, for DIY hobbies or to simply have a walk with a comfortable outfit. Suitable for every season, it’s also still used by Buddhist head monks as loungewear when they are in the Temple. Samue is loose fitting and it's comfortable for every body shape. ...more >>

Kyoto Palace in central Kyoto Japan – A Gift From Japan

Kyoto Imperial Palace is an imperial facility located in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The Kyoto Imperial Palace was the place where the emperor lived and performed ceremonies and public affairs until the Meiji Restoration. Kyoto Gyoen is located in the center of Kyoto City, and the total area of the park is 650,000 square meters. It was very amazing that it is very easy to enter because even gates and fences are very low and alongside the road. So I thought Japanese royal families have trusted residents, so they don't feel scared and they did not prepare to toll gates and fences. The site of the Kyoto Imperial Palace is a long rectangle about 250 meters east-west and about 450 meters north-south. The beginning of the Kyoto Imperial Palace was when Emperor Kanmu moved to Heiankyo in 794. Today, the Kyoto Imperial Palace is open to the public and anyone can visit it. Kyoto Gyoen, which surrounds the Kyoto Imperial Palace, is popular ...more >>

The best spiritual shrine in Kyoto Japan- A Gift From Japan

I went to the best spiritual shrine in Kyoto Japan, which is called Izumo Daimyoujin I believe. Before you pass the torii gate, there is a rabbit statue made of stone. pet the head of this rabbit. it is said, you are going to get big luck. This is the god of water. a lot of people put water in their pet bottles from here. This is free you can do that. If you drink this water, it is said you are going to be healthy TTT After you pray something at the main shrine, please pass this Torii gate and go into the forest. You might get big big power. And as you can see in this movie below, white paper is fluttering on the stone which means god welcomes you. <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Then after going into the forest, you ca...more >>

There is a very rare shrine for only people who working in the electrical industry in Kyoto Japan- A gift from Japan

I stopped by the very rare shrine in Arashiyama Kyoto Japan which is one of the most popular tourist places in Kyoto Japan. You can go to JR Kyoto station to JR Sagano station to go or from the station, Shiki Omiya to Arashiyama station on the railway of Araden also takes Hankyu railways to Hankyu Arashiyama station to go, I took Hankyu railways from the station to go to the rare shrine that is called Den Den Gu in Houryu temple near Hankyu Arashiyama station which is for only people in the electrical industry. These photos are Houryu temple, this stairs which were made of stones are very long and beautiful. There is an observatory In Houryu temple, and you can see a whole beautiful Arashiyama view. Please stop by Den Den Gu shrine for only people who working electrical industry. After stopping by here, I moved to a very famous bamboo street in Arashiyama Kyoto Japan. Before I leave for the bamboo street, you can see a very beautiful river which is call...more >>

The shrine that’s called Douso shrine is for couples in Kyoto Japan

I went to Douso Shrine for Couples near Kyoto station, APA Hotel Kyoto Ekimae, and Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, Dosojin is shrine erected at crossroads and borders of villages to prevent evil spirits from coming from outside the village and to protect the safety of traffic and movement. This shrine was relocated during the era of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, but it was originally a shrine with a long history. The two deities enshrined here are Sarutahiko no Mikoto, the god of travel, and Amanouzume no Mikoto, the god of performing arts. They are also believed to be gods. There are various poses for this so-called “Soutai Dosojin”, but in front of this gate, there is a stone statue of a man and a woman in Heian period clothes holding hands and cuddling up. It's a very small shrine that stands between buildings near Kyoto Station, but that's why the two of them look so happy and friendly, and passers-by smile involuntarily. If you visit a small and quiet shrine with your partner, you will not...more >>

This is the birthplace for Japanese business – A gift from Japan

I went to the birthplace of trading in Japan,which is called Omi-Shonin, Omi means the name of the prefecture it was called Omi until Edo, then Omi was changed to Shiga prefecture, Shiga is next to Kyoto,a lot of big companies now were born there, Itochu and Marubeni trading companies Seibu rail way, Seibu prince hotel group, Takashimaya and Daimaru department stores, also Wacoal of underwear and so on,It is not too much to say Omi-Shonin made now’s Japanese business. I love Omi Shonin’s spirit for business and life. The spirit is called Sanpou-Yoshi means triple win, Here, three sides mean seller, buyer, and public. Omi merchants have introduced "good items" from all around Japan. The spirit of Sanpo-Yosh spreads worldwide with SDGs, supporting the sustainable growth of companies. When Sanpo-Yoshi was expanded to "Happo-Yoshi," significant attention was given to the finite nature of natural resources. These schools operate on the basis of Sanpo-Yoshi becaus...more >>

Hanko Name Stamp – A Gift From Japan

What is Hanko ( Name stamp ) In Japan, instead of signing things we stamp our Hanko ( Name stamp ). Hanko is also called "Inkan". We use them when we want to open a bank account, buy a house, rent something, or sign an important contract. It's considered a form of ID in Japan. Hanko is a part of Japanese society and it's a very important part. If you should ever come to Japan, you'll need one for your own bank account or to rent a home, they're very important here. How to stamp Hanko ( Name stamp ) Japanese people use their Hanko all the time. When you write letters, you use your Hanko instead of signing your name. you also stamp it on various other things you carry around just to give it a personal accent. Hanko makes great souvenirs and presents. You can have your name written in Kanji, Katakana, Hiragana or English characters on your Hanko. Let's make your own original Hanko! You can compare an image of Hiragana with an image o...more >>

These foods in Nishiki market of Kyoto Japan are my recommendation

I went to Nishiki Market which is called "The kitchen of KYOTO" And that is the most famous market in KYOTO. with a history of 400 years where more than 130shops are lined up side by side. There are not only markets but also there are very good restaurants and sweets I recommend delicious foods in the market. First of all, This is my favorite sweet is called DORAYAKI and very cute Snoopy is stamped on the face. Doraemon loves it, so It has been said Dora in Dorayaki has been included. Dorayaki taste is like crepe or pancakes. I took a video on how to make Dorayaki. <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> The second is a fish-shaped pancake is called Taiyaki. Sweet beans are inside and getting crisp outside. The third is fried ice cream with olive oil. The black one is chocolate and the yellow one is custard cream...more >>

The great temple is in the central Kyoto city.

This temple " Rottkaku-do is said the birthplace of flower arrangement from Rokkaku-do temple. Rokkaku means hexagon, so as you see the roof is a hexagon. This man is Shotoku Taishi, every Japanese knows him, and he is the symbol of Japanese culture and peace. He was dead 1400 years ago. 大遠忌 ( Daionki ) means the great annual memorial service, The 1400th Daionki ( the great annual memorial service ) for Shotoku Taishi is written on this flag. You can see a lot of stickers with Kanji's name on the wall, which is called Senjafuda. I sell Senjafuda if you want to make your original name stickers. Stop by my shop, please. Senjafuda is slips or cards with the bearer’s name printed on them. They were originally votive placards made of wood, but since the Edo period they have been made of paper like this Washi, and people used to post them inside temples and shrines, as a memory of their visit. In Kyoto, Maiko and Geisha began to use colorful and patterned Se...more >>

This is the biggest spiritual place ( shrine )

I had heard there is super biggest spiritual place in Shiga next to Kyoto city Japan, in this time I went there that is called Fujigasaki Ryu shrine in Omihachiman city Shiga Japan. that was facing Maki beach of the biggest lake in Japan that is called BIwa lake and very beautiful and made me refreshing very much and I felt I got much power from the god of Ryu. By the way, Ryu means dragon, there have reminded a dragon faith that is called Ryujin ( 龍神) since a long time ago in Japan. When you want to stop by thee, You take JR train from Kyoto station to Omihachiman station in 45 mins, and take a bus to Maki bound for Nomura from Omihachiman station or rent a car at Omi station. You can see a big island on Biwa lake I took a photo at this shrine. This island is called Oki island and is the only island on any lake in Japan people lives, The population is 287 people, and all of them have been engaged in the fishery. You can get here by ferry. I saw a te...more >>

This is very famous matchmaking shrine in Kyoto Japan

I walked around central Kyoto, that area is called Gion, especially wanting to stop by a very old street, that is called Hanamikouji street Kennin temple, and Yasui Konpira shrine near Hanamikouji. When I was walking on Hanamikoji street, I saw some ladies who wore kimonos and Geisha ladies. This is Hanamikoji street and the KImono ladies who were walking there. I saw 3 kimono ladies on the first photo is of the entrance of Hanamikouji. Then there were some kimonos or Yukata ladies on the street. Also, I saw real Geisha who was leaving for her customers on the way. Even if you stop by this street, you hardly see them. but as my advice to see them, please stop by there around 15:00-16:00, to see them. And you walk on Hanamikouji street from north to south, you can see a very famous temple that is called Kennin temple, that has a very big garden and long fences. This is a north gate, you can see Yukata ladies too. I sell Yukata, if you are interested in ...more >>

This is the very famous Instagrammable Spots in the shrine in Kyoto Japan.

As you see this photo with Kodai temple which is the very famous five-story pagoda in Kyoto Japan below. Kodai temple is also near Kiyomizu temple which is a very famous temple too. This is Kiyomizu temple. But lately, a lot of people come to this shrine that is called Yasaka Koushin because you can write a wish on the colorful ball that is called Kukuri Saru and tie a wood. and the figure is very very cute and that is the best spot for Instagrammable. When I stop by there, A lot of junior high school students who had a school trip just came. Also, I saw wedding, a bride and a groom were wearing special wedding Kimonos, they were very gougeous and beautiful. When I was leaving there, I saw a rickshaw ride through the gate. And I passed the gate and made a right, Koudai temple was there and I saw a driver who is to pull a rickshaw ride. He was very cool. When I saw him, I really remember Samurai. And I sell half coats that are call...more >>

The second highest-ranking god in Japan is in Taga shrine in Shiga Japan.

I could know the higher-ranking god of Ise shrine is in Shiga next to Kyoto. Every Japanese wants to go to Ise shrine while you are alive. So You will get super big power here you've never had got much more than you get from Ise shrine. The highest-ranking god is in AmenominakannushinoKami shrine in Omi Hachiman Shiga Japan and the Second god is in Taga shrine in Shiga next to Kyoto too then the third god is in Ise Shrine in Mie prefecture which is the most famous shrine in Japan. Taga shrine is very famous in Shiga Japan, a lot of people come to pray from Japan. When you get there, you can see an approach to a shrine (the very long way ) that is called Sando in Japanese. Also, there are a lot of shops there too. It's said that if you could not go to Ise shrine why don't you go to Taga shrine, because the god of Ise is the son of the god of Taga shrine since long long time ago. When I tried to pass through the gate, I saw very interesting manner to enter here and I took...more >>

The origin of Ise shrine where is the most famous shrine in Japan

I could know the origin of Ise shrine in Omi Hachiman Shiga next to Kyoto. Every Japanese wants to go to ISE shrine while you are alive. But I found this shrine is the origin of Ise shrine. there is the highest-ranking god here in Japan that god is called AmenominakannushinoKami. So You will get super big power here you've never had got. The highest-ranking god is in AmenominakannushinoKami shrine and the Second god is in Taga shrine in Shiga next to Kyoto then the third god is in Ise shrine in Mie prefecture which is the most famous shrine in Japan. So after I stopped by here, I went to Taga shrine, It took 1 hour from menominakannushinoKami shrine to Taga shrine by car. I will introduce the Taga shrine in the next blog. I passed through the gate, and there is an approach to a shrine ( long way ) that is called Sando in Japanese, then you can see steps, a black horse and a big forest. Why horse is a lot of shrines? Because God rides a horse and it is said God made...more >>

Heian shrine

I went to a very old shrine in Kyoto which is very famous in Japan and is called Heian shrine. When you go there, there is a very beautiful river and ket you feel nostargic. This is Heian shirne. A lot of people were praying. In 1895, the Japanese industrial exhibition was held in Okazaki as the 1100th anniversary of Heian Kyo, the ancient Kyoto city. As a monument of the exhibition, Heian Jingu shrine was built as a Shinto shrine that enshrines emperor Kannmu who moved the Japanese capital from Nara to Kyoto. The buildings are 5/8 scale reproductions of Chodoin buildings in Heian-Kyo. In the Japanese Imperial year 2600 (1940 A.D.), emperor Komei was also enshrined there. He is the last emperor who spent his life in Kyoto. In 1976, an arson set a fire to the shrine, and 9 buildings were burnt out. Fortunately, the main hall has escaped the fire narrowly. After the incident, people all around Japan made donations,s and Heian Jingu we see today was reconstruc...more >>

The super spiritual area ” Seimei shrine ” in Kyoto Japan

I went to the Seimei shrine which is very famous that is the super-spiritual area in Kyoto Japan. Seimei Shrine is a shrine dedicated to Seimei Abe in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City. Seimei Abe is said to have been the ancestor and astronomer of the Abe clan, who oversaw the Onmyodo dormitory. The shrine dedicated to Seimei Abe, also known as the Onmyoji in modern times, is popular as a power spot that benefits from disasters and illnesses. The skater, Yuzuru Hani, came to worship and won the gold medal at the Olympic Games, which has attracted more attention. This time, we will introduce how to enjoy Seimei Shrine along with many attractions such as peaches and wells in the precincts. The mark of this star is called "burdock star", and Seimei Abe was used for the Onmyodo. Seimei Abe used this star mark as a talisman. Seimei Shrine is a moderately sized shrine facing Horikawa-dori. In the precincts, there are many shrines related to Seimei, such as the statue of Seimei...more >>

If you want to remove the bad luck, Go to here wearing Yukata

I stopped by the Ichihime shrine only for women coincidentally. The year when any women have to remove bad luck, they go to pray there in those years. Those years are called Yakudoshi in Japanese. Yakudoshi, which literally means “unlucky age,”refers toparticular ages when a number of disasters are believed to strike. For men, these ages are 25, 42, and 61, and for women, 19, 33, and 37, usingthe traditional Japanese way of counting age, where newborn babies are considered to be one year old at birth. In particular, 42 for men and 33 for women are said to be the unluckiest ages, when one may experience the worst misfortune. In addition, the years before and after one’s unlucky age are called Maeyaku and Atoyakurespectively. You need to be careful of illness or accidents during both Yakudoshi and in the year before and after. People in Yakudoshi often visit a shrine for Yakubarai, which means to “remove the bad luck.” There is a shrine for women to remove the bad luck. The shri...more >>

Japanese traditional Long epic song that is called NAGAUTA 

I went to see my friend who sings long epic songs that is called NAGAUTA in the hall Kyoto Japan. I saw a lot of people who wore kimono also I saw a lot of Geisha too. A nagauta (long epic songwith shamisen accompaniment) derived from Otsu-e, and finally, also a number in Classical Japanese dance.  This is a Japanese traditional curtain, These Sakura ( cherry blossoms ) patterns of the curtain are very beautiful. A lot of Geisha who wearing Kimono came to see Nga-Uta. it is hard to wear Kimono but easy to wear Yukata or Samue which is like a bathrobe. So when you go to see any Japanese traditional events, why don't you go wearing Yukata or Samue? The most widely known symbol of Japanese traditional Summer outfits, Yukata are light and simple long robes, similar to Kimono in their shape but much more informal and easy to wear. They are usually worn during Japanese Summer events such as Matsuri or Fireworks Festivals. Female model: 165 cm Wearing size...more >>

The kids day in May 5th Japan - A Gift From Japan

Tango-no-Sekku refers to one of Go-Sekku, the five seasonal festivals. The words “tan” mean “beginning,” and “tango” means the first day of “Go” (Uma: horse in Japanese) of the month. In Japanese, “go” sounds the same as the number five. In ancient China, it was customary to purify evil spirits with shōbu (iris leaves), which have a strong scent, in May. It was introduced to Japan, by taking a bath to which the leaves of iris are added, people hoped that evil spirits would be driven out from the body. As the Japanese word “shōbu” has the same sound as the word meaning “samurai spirit” and “fight,” a seasonal festival to celebrate boys’ healthy growth was established. The tradition of decorating one’s home with Gogatsu-Ningyo dolls comes from Japanese samurai society. Suits of armor were very important for men in samurai society. I have a son. so I've decorated Gogatsu Ningyo which is called Kabuto which Samura put when they fought in the Samurai era. In the early Edo period,...more >>