Shinto & Buddhism

2015.09.08
【AUTUMN】How to Enjoy the “Chrysanthemum Festival” on September 9th
The September 9th and the chrysanthemum flowers are said to bring good luck. Here is why.
second half of September.
2015.08.26
【AUTUMN】The Best Japanese Festivals for the Second Half of September 2018
Horse riding archery, demonstrations of manhood or traditional costumes and dances; what's best?
2015.08.10
【SUMMER】The Japanese Tradition of Visiting the Ancestors' Graves during 'Obon'
'Hakai-mairi', or 'visiting the grave' is one of the familial important events during summer. Here is how Japanese people pay their respects to their
Fuji Kawaguchi-ko Tourou-nagashi
2015.07.30
【SUMMER】The best Japanese festivals for the second half of August 2018: join the locals in the celebrations for their ancestors.
Join the Japanese people in their spiritual celebrations celebrating the ancestors.
Aomori’s Nebuta Matsuri
2015.07.21
【SUMMER】The best Japanese festivals for the first half of August 2018: enjoy the Summer in Northeast Japan !
Here is our selection of the best Japanese festival for August 1st- August 15th. A good opportunity to visit the Northeast of Japan!
2015.07.03
Why is the “Nachi-no- Ōgi matsuri” held?(MOVIE)
A Shinto ritual held at the Nachi Falls and the Kumano Nachi Taisha to welcome the Kumano gods home. In the region of Kumano, the religious sites o
Ema for praying for success at school
2015.07.02
How to send your wishes to the gods in a Shinto shrine
Sending your wishes to the spirits If you have ever visited a Shinto religion shrine, you may have noticed these small wooden boards hanging. They
oshogatsu
2014.12.20
【WINTER】Japan’s New Year “Oshogatsu” is to welcome the God Toshigami-sama, who brings abundance and happiness to each family.
Oshogatsu is to welcome the deity, Toshigami-sama. What is Oshogatsu? In Japan, the Toshigami-sama deity comes to each family and promises abundance
2014.08.09
【SUMMER】7 Japanese traditions for "Obon", honoring the spirits of the ancestors
Very much like the New Year, Obon is a very important familial event in Japan. Here are a few customs you may observe during this period.