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[…]

Best 10 famous Matsuo Basho’s haiku poems in Japanese and English

Matsuo Basho’s famous haiku poems <figure> <img width=”512″ height=”854″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Basho_by_Morikawa_Kyoriku_1656-1715.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Basho_by_Morikawa_Kyoriku_1656-1715.jpg?w=512&amp;ssl=1 512w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Basho_by_Morikawa_Kyoriku_1656-1715.jpg?resize=90%2C150&amp;ssl=1 90w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Basho_by_Morikawa_Kyoriku_1656-1715.jpg?resize=180%2C300&amp;ssl=1 180w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Basho_by_Morikawa_Kyoriku_1656-1715.jpg?resize=150%2C250&amp;ssl=1 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 512px) 100vw, 512px” /> <figcaption>Matsuo Basho(left) on the way of Oku-no-Hosomichi with Sora(right)</figcaption> </figure> <a title=”Matsuo Basho” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/tag/matsuo-basho”>Matsuo Basho</a> (1644-1694) made about 1000 haiku poems in his lifetime with the jouney around Japan. His writing “<a title=”The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Matsuo Basho” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/matsuo-basho/narrow-road-deep-north-matsuo-basho”>The Narrow Road to the Deep North</a><img src=”https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=hachihachi-20&amp;l=ur2&amp;o=1″ alt=”” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ />” is the most famous haiku collection in Japan. Among them, I would like to introduce you the 10 famous examples of his “Sabi” works including about old pond and frog, cicada and Read more about Best 10 famous Matsuo Basho’s haiku poems in Japanese and English[…]

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 nation. On the other hand, high priests and the lord of a manor established the Buddhist buildings as to harmonize with nature.     Japanese people had believed the religion of nature that formed Shinto since the ancient time. So they thought nature had a special power and tried to coexist with the mountains, the seas, and Read more about Buddhism temples in Nikko, around Koyasan, Iwami and Hiraizumi[…]