Tag Archives: Shrines&Temples

[Photoblog] Nail of the Buddha Statue

This is the left hand of the Buddha statue of Todaiji Temple.  Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] Fireworks at Ryosenji Temple

Fireworks festival is held at Ryosenji Temple (Nara prefecture) annually on August 22.They shoot off only 100 fireworks, but they are aggressive! Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] A Little Girl

Jizokai (annual Buddhist event for children held in summer) is held at one of the National Treasures of Japan,Gangoji Temple annually on August 23 and 24.The futoden lanterns which are…

[Photoblog] Houranya Fire Festival at Kasuga Shrine in Kashihara city

The festival has been held annually on August 15 for 300 years. It is designated as a nation’s intangible folklore cultural assets. The large torch has a diameter of 1.5…

[Photoblog] Tamonten of Todaiji Temple

You can visit the Colossal Hall of the Great Buddha at Todaiji Temple in the evening during the bon period (from 13 to 16 August) and on New Year’s Eve….

Hamaya That Put on the Floor

Let me introduce a blog post about ‘hamaya’ (sacred arrows) of one of my favorite entertainment blog sites. Do you know anything about ‘hamaya’? It is a good luck charm…

[Photoblog] Lotus in Toshodaiji Temple

Miki took this picture of Lotus at Toshodaiji Temple.Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] Japanese Pampas Paper Lantern Festival

The festival is held at Kamotsuba Shrine in Gose city.The festival floats with 10 hanging Japanese pampas paper lanterns are carried out from Katsuragi park to Kamotsuba Shurine in Gose…

Japanese Anime Temple!? ; Ryoho-ji (Moe-dera)

Can you guess what this signboard is for? You may think that the signboard is for an anime festival or something, but it is not. This is for a Buddhist…

[Photoblog] Mirror Ball in Yakushiji Temple

“Yakushiji Temple Hikari Emaki” festival was held at Yakushiji Temple on June 5, 2010. Fantastic lighting and sound are the theme of the festival. A mirror ball was decorated in…

[Photoblog] Bamboo in Daianji Temple

This picture was taken in Daianji Temple, famous for praying for bamboo spirits.Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)