Yamadera

Scenic Yamadera Temple in Yamagata, Japan

Yamadera (Risshakuji) Temple, famous for Matsuo basho’s haiku poem and outstanding view <img width=”640″ height=”426″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/14639852423ba4b87d6dcacef0e00100_s.jpg” alt=”Yamadera” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/14639852423ba4b87d6dcacef0e00100_s.jpg?w=640&amp;ssl=1 640w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/14639852423ba4b87d6dcacef0e00100_s.jpg?resize=150%2C100&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/14639852423ba4b87d6dcacef0e00100_s.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> The famous Yamadera Temple in Yamagata Prefecture is a historical temple officially called “Mt. Hoju, Risshakuji Temple”. The temple is famous as the place where the great Read more about Scenic Yamadera Temple in Yamagata, Japan[…]

Chusonji Temple (World Heritage) at Hiraizumi, Iwate

Peaceful Konjikido (Golden Hall) of Chusonji Temple     In Heian Period, there was a country in the Tohoku Region, which was independent of the central government of Kyoto.   The culture of Heian Period   That was Hiraizumi ruled under Oshu Fujiwara Clan. Still today, the body of three generation kings who built the prosperity of Read more about Chusonji Temple (World Heritage) at Hiraizumi, Iwate[…]

the entrance of Ise shrine

Introduction of Shinto shrine (jinja) in Japan

[su_label type=”info”]Japanese shrine(神社) and Shinto(神道)[/su_label]   [su_label type=”black”]Shinto[/su_label]   Shrines in Japan deify various Shinto gods. Because Shinto have Yaoyorozu-no Kami(八百万の神, eight million gods) which means myriad gods. In other words, it is polytheism. Not only the gods from the myth, such as Kojiki(古事記), but also the nature and personal belongings.   Originally, the religion started from Read more about Introduction of Shinto shrine (jinja) in Japan[…]

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, famous for the red gates in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in the south part of Kyoto City where is the sightseeing spot with many historical architectures.    In Kyoto, the Japanese travelers visit the temples of Kinkakuji (Rokuonji) or Kiyomizu-dera rather than Fushimi Taisha. But the shrine is the most popular temple or shrine in Read more about Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, famous for the red gates in Kyoto[…]

Yakushiji Temple

The Buddhist temples in Japan, the way to pray and World Heritage sites

Japanese Buddhism temples The introduction of Buddhism with Buddha statue as present, via the country of Kudara, on the Korean Peninsula, to Japan was at the end of the 6th century(learn more about Buddha statue in Japan).         Sponsored Links And Hokoji Temple (法興寺), Asuka-dera(飛鳥寺), was built as the first regular Buddhism Temple in Japan. Read more about The Buddhist temples in Japan, the way to pray and World Heritage sites[…]

The location of Kyoto shi (city) and on google map.

Kyoto, the city of the traditional temples and shrines Kyoto, 京都(きょうと)in Japanese, has a population of 2.6 million But more than 80 million tourists visit the prefecture in a year.     Sponsored Links Because the area has so many sightseeing spots including old temple or shrine, and traditional dishes.       But not only that, people have Read more about The location of Kyoto shi (city) and on google map.[…]

Buddhism temples in Nikko, around Koyasan, Iwami and Hiraizumi

Temples in Nikko, Kii Mountain Range, Iwami Ginzan, and Hiraizumi Certainly, these sightseeing spots would  less attract attention from the tourists comparing to Kyoto or Nara.   But you can enjoy the temples as well as the scenery surrounding them. The leaders in each period built temples in the capitals to protect the city and the Read more about Buddhism temples in Nikko, around Koyasan, Iwami and Hiraizumi[…]

Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage

[su_label type=”info”]The temples in the traditional city, Kyoto [/su_label]   Kyoto, one of the most traditional and historical cities in Japan, attracts more than 80 million people in a year. The city had assumed a role of an  administrative function since 794. With the beginning of Heian Period, many people moved from Nara(Heijo-kyo) to Kyoto(Heian-kyo, 平安京) Read more about Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage[…]

Buddhist temples in Nara. World Heritage

[su_label type=”info”]The town of ancient temples, Nara[/su_label] In the early history of Japan, Nara prefecture was the center of the politics, the culture and the economy in Yamato Period, Asuka Period and Nara Period. Japanese people just believed their animism, the origine of “Shinto”(神道) until Asuka Period.     It is said that Seong of Baekje, Read more about Buddhist temples in Nara. World Heritage[…]

Murouji Temple, five stories

Japanese temples and shrines

  [su_label type=”info”]Feature of Japanese traditional architectures[/su_label]   The number of the temples in Japan is about 76,000 and that of the shrines is about 80,000. Coming to Japan, you can see the temples and the shrines everywhere even if you travel Kyoto, Nara, or Kamakura.    Today, few Japanese deeply devot to a specific religion. Read more about Japanese temples and shrines[…]