Tenmangū [天満宮(てんまんぐう)]

2017/03/19 00:01
Tenmangū[天満宮(てんまんぐう)] is a shinto shrine which enshrines Sugawara no Michizane[菅原道真(すがわらのみちざね)](845-903) as a god, Tenmandaijizai-tenjin[天満大自在天神(てんまんだいじざいてんじん)](It is often called "Tenjin[天神(てんじん)]" for short. There are shrines called "Tenj..

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Hatsumōde [初詣(はつもうで)]

2017/01/03 23:13
Hatsumōde[初詣(はつもうで)] is to go to Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple to worship at Shōgatsu[正月(しょうがつ)](Japanese New Year) and people practice that for praying for good luck and safety for the new year. Matsudo Shrine in the season of Ha..

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Mount Gassan [月山(がっさん)]

2016/09/05 22:21
Mount Gassan[月山(がっさん)] is a mountain in the center of Yamagata Prefecture. Its height is 1,984m. Mt. Gassan is one of 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. Mt. Gassan Mt. Gassan is one of Dewa-sanzan[出羽三山(でわさんざん)](the three mountains of ..

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Ema [絵馬(えま)]

2016/07/09 18:55
If you travel in Japan and visit a shrine, you'll see many hanging Ema[絵馬(えま)]. Ema of Kameido Tenjin[亀戸天神(かめいどてんじん)] Shrine Ema is a wooden plaque(mainly pentagonal shape) that is dedicated to a shrine or temple. A picture is drawn on i..

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