Koyasan Here is another where I managed to go every year (sometimes more), although it is a journey to reach the top of this Wakayama mountain, almost 3 hours away from Osaka World Heritage site since 2004, Koyasan gathers for me nature, spirituality, meditation, quiet, food, experience and Japan traditions in one place. I […]
Nara Yukari took me to Nara in 2002 so it really dates back and I had an instant love with the place. At the time, it is much less touristy, very local, less deers, you could walk in silence on a Saturday Since I have been living in Japan, I organised to spend at least […]
I wonder how many rites there are to complete in the 1st year for the Emperor. the visit to Ise Shrine was certainly admirable and some people could even see them embarking on the shinkansen back to Tokyo!
With the new emperor, we are discovering a year round full of secretive sometimes and at least never seen before rituals and events, yesterday was the once in the reign rituel to Daijosai, this creates discussions around cost, division between state and religion, etc.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/liveblog/2/ – visits to the shrines inside the Imperial Palace – this morning