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Sensouji Temple – Asakusa, Tokyo

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For those with any Kanji sense, you'll notice the Chinese characters for both Asakusa and Sensouji Temple are exactly the same. So, for those...

Kanamara Matsuri – The Festival of the Steel Phallus

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The Festival of the Steel Phallus or かなまら祭り (Kanamara Matsuri) is held at Kawasaki Shrine (Daishi). Oh boy, and is it ever one of...

Happy New Year 2018! – NY Vocabulary and Customs

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Happy New Year 2018! Finally, it is upon us, the new year has come upon us. Perhaps, you have probably returned to your workplace...

Journey in Japan Part 21: Gion with the Finned

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Today is my last in Kyoto. Tomorrow I will go to Osaka for three days, before heading off to Nagoya. I still have one temple I...

Journey in Japan Part 18: Prelude to a Quiche

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The Kaleidoscope Museum is literally a museum with a twist. There are fifty different Kaleidoscopes on display, from a growing collection of about 150. Some are...