Plum blossoms and komainu.
Tag Archives | shrine
December 14, 2013
In Today’s post: Shinto shrines for superstitious employees and customers.
November 29, 2013
Today, a look at the Japanese number system and a hidden shrine in the autumn leaves.
November 7, 2013
Today’s post gives some info about temizuya at shrines. Also, dragons!
March 5, 2012
I wonder what goes on at these places after nightfall? Do the kami all come out to play in a Fantasia[^1] type way?
February 28, 2012
Is there anything more recognizably Japanese than the torii gate?
February 22, 2012
Omikuji is a kind of fortune. Most folks buy one on New Years, but they are available at any time. They usually give you a general fortune — great luck, good luck, fair luck, bad luck, or some variation of these with maybe a few others added in — and then more specific things such as if it is a good year for a new job, or for traveling, or having child, and so on.
January 4, 2012
It’s the year of the Water Dragon, so another look at the guardian of the temizuya1 at the shinto shrine.
January 2, 2012
I went to hatsumōde today (first shrine trip of the year) to pray for good luck, both for my family and everyone! There were so many disasters this past year… hoping the dragon (this year) is much milder.