Daily Archives for October 20, 2014

Hanazono Shrine, Shinjuku

    Hanazono Shrine in Shinjuku, Tokyo, is decorated with good luck charms such as the kazari kumade (decorative rake) – a custom passed down since the Edo Period – to wish its visitors good luck and business fortune for … Continue reading

20. October 2014 by Joey
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Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto

Nanzen-Ji in Kyoto, also called Zuiryusan,is one of the most well-known Rinzai Zen temples in Japan. Emperor Kameyama loved this beautiful place so much that in 1264 he built his detached palace here. A characteristic of the history of this temple is … Continue reading

20. October 2014 by Joey
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