Barley shaking in the wind conveys a feeling of freedom and a sense of being alive in the wide expanse of the world. W.B.Yeats said, "The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." Feeling the wind which shakes barley, I read inspiring poems, listen to wonderful music, and appreciate great art daily to sharpen my senses.

temples and shrines
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

posted on August 1, 2015 When you have a couple of hours before checking in for your flight at Narita Internat […]
Engaku-ji Temple

Engaku-ji Temple

posted on July 10, 2015 Getting off the train at Kitakamakura Station, you’ll see the stone stairs up to the f […]
Mikkyo, Esoteric Buddhism

Mikkyo, Esoteric Buddhism

posted on May 3, 2014 Mikkyo, or Esoteric Buddhism, was born in India, taking in the Indian folk culture and H […]
Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

posted on April 9, 2014     Senso-ji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. It was built in 7th centu […]
Japanese Buddhist gods

Japanese Buddhist gods

posted January 22, 2014 After Buddhism was introduced into Japan in the 6th century, Buddhism took deep root i […]
Japanese Buddhism

Japanese Buddhism

posted on January 19, 2014 Buddhism was introduced to Japan from mainland Asia, chiefly from China and Korea, […]
Nezu Shrine

Nezu Shrine

November 2, 2013 Nezu Shrine has been long worshiped and taken good care of by the local people. It is said th […]
Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

September 6, 2013 Meiji Shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Empero […]
Yushima Tenmangu Shrine

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine

August 28, 2013 Yushima Tenmangu Shrine, which is also called Yushima Tenjin Shrine, was originally establishe […]
Kandamyojin Shrine

Kandamyojin Shrine

August 26, 2013 Kandamyojin Shrine is the guardian shrine of 108 towns located in the center of Tokyo includin […]
Shinto and Shinto shrines

Shinto and Shinto shrines

posted on August, 24, 2013 When you walk around Japanese towns, you’ll sometimes find shrines in rows of ordin […]