Field Journal, JST Video

#5 best temples in Japan – so far…

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Hi, and welcome back! Today, it’s time to talk temples: more specifically, my most beloved temples in Japan – so far!

Disclaimer: We are talking exclusively about buddhist institutions, I use the word temple as the translation for tera which identifies the buddhist building.

Disclaimer2: I know, there are PLENTY of more that I didn’t include in the video, I will update the list in the future!

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Culture tips, Guest post

The Shinto Shrines of Japan & Their History

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Shinto Shrines have become synonymous with Japan. These beautiful structures are an integral part of the rich history of this wonderful country. However, the understanding of these Shinto Shrines can be quite difficult for a western audience to interpret. In fact, there are words pertaining to these spiritual structures that don’t even have an equivalent in the English language. This makes understanding the significance behind these shrines that much more difficult, but arguably all that more appealing.

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Field Journal

Two years since the revolution

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This is personal.

I am not used to write or talk about this stuff, in part because I assume that’s not what you are interested in, in part because I am a very (very) shy person.

But sometimes, it happens; I need to put into intelligible words the confusing thoughts that crowd my mind. And today it’s a special day, a special anniversary. Today is my son’s birthday. Two years.

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