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Today’s Japan Photo: Praying for Good Fortune

April 4, 2014

For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this cute couple, who was praying for good fortune at a [...]

Where’s My Gachapon?

March 24, 2014

For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this interesting deer which I encountered at Kasuga Taisha in Nara prefecture. [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Hatsumode Rush

March 17, 2014

Hatsumode is the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year, and for Today’s Japan Photo, we take a [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Schoolgirls at Itsukushima Torii

December 3, 2013

For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this beautiful capture of the majestic Itsukushima Shrine Torii Gate, and standing [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Miyajima 宮島

November 20, 2013

For Today’s Japan Photo, we head over to Hiroshima prefecture to visit the famous Itsukushima Shrine Torii Gate. The gate stands majestically in [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Torii

October 31, 2013

For Today’s Japan Photo, we visit Lake Ashi and take a look at this beautiful black and white capture of the [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Shrine Entrance

October 24, 2013

For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this lovely capture of a tiny torii gate that is found at [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Kitano Tenman-guu 北野天満宮

October 10, 2013

For Today’s Japan Photo, we will be visiting Kitano Tenman-guu 北野天満宮, a shinto shrine that is popular with students praying for success in [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Shimenawa 標縄

September 13, 2013

Shimenawa are lengths of laid rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. For Today’s Japan Photo, we [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Mitama Matsuri 御霊まつり

August 15, 2013

For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at the beautiful lanterns that shine brightly in the night at the Mitama [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Torii in the Lake

August 12, 2013

For Today’s Japan Photo, we will be visiting Shirahige Shrine in Shiga Prefecture to check out the famous torii which is erected [...]

Today’s Japan Photo: Chouchin 提灯

August 1, 2013

For Today’s Japan Photo, we will be visiting the Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto Prefecture to see these beautiful Chouchin (Japanese paper lantern). These [...]