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 haiku poet <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/matsuo-bashos-biography” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)</a> visited and composed the cicada poem. Yamadera Temple standing on a cliff is a great sightseeing spot in the Tohoku region. What is Yamadera (Risshakuji) Temple? The foundation of Yamadera by the high priest Jikaku was in 860 during the Nara Period. 1,015 stone steps are Read more about Scenic Yamadera Temple in Yamagata, Japan[…]

Miyajima Island itsukushima shrine

Learning about Miyajima Island in Hiroshima, Japan

Miyajima Island where there is Itsukushima Shrine (World Heritage Site) The red torii gate stands calmly and solidly in the Inland Sea Seto. It is really impressive scene. The torii at Miyajima Island is famous as well as the Thousands Torii Gate of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto City.   Itsukushima Shrine was registered as a cultural site of World Heritage Site in 2006. Actually, the history of the Itsukushima Shrine dates back to 1400 years ago. And there are the events that we can see the traditional Japanese dances at the shrine.    The island is rich in nature and has the temples and shrines. Miyajima is one of the three great views Read more about Learning about Miyajima Island in Hiroshima, Japan[…]

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. But the oldest wooden structure in the world is the Saiin Garan(西院伽藍), the Western Precinct,  of Horyuji Temple(法隆寺).(learn more about the culture of Asuka Period)     In the history of Japan, the main political function was placed in Nara, Kyoto, Kamakura, and Tokyo. Although there are more than 75,000 temples in Japan, the famous temples Read more about The Buddhist temples in Japan, the way to pray and World Heritage sites[…]