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Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm safe

I'm safe

I pray for country God and  Buddha etc


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kamikawa Shrine

Kamikawa Shrine

Kamikawa Shrine

Kamikawa Shrine now has been sitting on a hill 

overlooking the city Asahikawa.

Including the shrine "Kaguraoka park " will maintain

the previous figure of the primordial forest settlers area

of  about 44.5ha of forest we have left the city center, 

just as this city is not the same scale as easily.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011



Tengu (天狗 "heavenly dogs") are a class of supernatural creatures found in Japanese folklore, art, theater, and literature. They are one of the best known yōkai (monster-spirits) and are sometimes worshipped as Shinto kami (revered spirits or gods). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. 

They appear in the children's story 'Banner in the sky' when the main character trips over one and falls off the face of the mountain. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks, but this feature has often been humanized as an unnaturally long nose, which today is practically the tengu's defining characteristic in the popular imagination.

Buddhism long held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image gradually softened, however, into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests. Tengu are associated with the ascetic practice known as Shugendō, and they are usually depicted in the distinctive garb of its followers, the yamabushi.

Tengu has a magic touch with their long noses "talisman"and "wish come true, " 

There is a legend that. If you wish also changes the contents of stroke 

Otaru Tebgu yama

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Asahiyama Zoo No

Exhibition attracted the action at the time, access to transportationfor the purpose Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, having increased the number of visitors,

JR special express train to commemorate the 20th anniversary ofestablishment in Hokkaido " Asahiyama Zoo No" from SapporoStation on April 28, 2007 - began operation between Asahikawa Station.

The Super Kamui (スーパーカムイ) is a limited express train service operated byHokkaidō Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) since 2007 on the Hakodate Main Line, connecting Sapporo and Asahikawa in Hokkaid, Japan.

Asahiyama zoo official page. Some pages in English translation.

Thursday, March 3, 2011



Ramen  is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed (海苔 nori?), kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyūshū to the miso ramen of Hokkaidō.

Char siu , otherwise known as barbecued meat (usually pork) in China or Chinese-flavored barbecued meat outside China, is a popular way to flavor and prepare pork in Cantonese cuisine.It is classified as a type of siu mei, Cantonese roasted meat.

Nori (海苔?) is the Japanese name for various edible seaweed species of the red alga Porphyra including most notably P. yezoensis and P. tenera, sometimes called laver. Finished products are made by a shredding and rack-drying process that resembles papermaking. Japan, Korea, and China are the current major producers of nori, with total production valued at up to US$2 billion per year.

Around the shrine

Around the shrine

Toyohoro Shrine

Toyohoro Shrine

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Shinto shrine

Shinto shrine

The altar for the worship of God at home. The left statue is Kanu.( Guan yu)

Guan Yu (died 220) was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei during the late EasternHan Dynasty era of China. He played a significant role in the civil war that led to the collapse of the Han Dynasty and the establishment of Shu Han of the Three Kingdoms, of which Liu Bei was the first emperor.
As one of the best known Chinese historical figures throughout East Asia, Guan's true life stories have largely given way to fictionalized ones, mostly found in the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms or passed down the generations, in which his deeds and moral qualities have been lionized. Guan is respected as an epitome of loyalty and righteousness.
Guan was deified as early as the Sui Dynasty and is still worshipped by many Chinese people today, especially in southern China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and their descendants overseas. He is a figure in Chinese folk religion, popular Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese Buddhism, and small shrines to Guan are almost ubiquitous in traditional Chinese shops and restaurants.



Monday, February 28, 2011


Hamanaka settled in the town from the Edo period Yoiti is fishing Hukuwara building was owned by a group of houses had been fishing for herring Hukuhara.

Tsukamemasu whether any had been placed in the building had been used in herring fishing and exploring the spacious grounds.

Banya is a main house accommodation space migrant fishermen, fishermen's wooden floor chamber has become known as Daidokoro(kitchen) two floors, has become in three dimensions to accommodate fishermen.
Also, during the height of the herring fishery off the floor now eating instant meals can be left shoes.

Rice granary

The warehouse had kept the U.S. soybean food products and straw packed between the inner and outer stones, prepared for invasion of rats.

In addition, the warehouse network were housed and nets used in fishing and warehouse documents were stored clothing and important documents stored in the same shape and then place the product being dried Shirako Kazunoko taken from herring and can be crowded at times to know the fishing herring fishery management.

[Activity] in the material culture of each facility in the town museum, except Saturday and Sunday Yoiti is from May to November, with a brief overview of each facility in their holiday volunteer docent.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sapporo Clock Tower

The development of Sapporo as the capital of Hokkaido began in 1869, with the help of many foreign experts, engineers and educators. "The Clock Tower" was built in 1878 and is therefore regarded as both a historical and cultural symbol of Sapporo. The Clock Tower was originally called "Embujo" - meaning a 'military drill hall' - and served as a drill hall for the Sapporo Agricultural College (currently Hokkaido University), which was the first institution for Agricultural Studies in Japan.
Dr. William S. Clark, President of Massachusetts Agricultural College, was invited as the first vice-president of the Sapporo Agricultural College. During his tenure, he designed the curriculum with military training, similar to that of MAC. Professor William Wheeler took over after Dr. Clark and planned to build a military drill hall, which was later called the Clock Tower. It is said that Governor Kiyotaka Kuroda of the Hokkaido Development Commission proposed renovating the tower by installing a large clock, which was manufactured and purchased from the E. Howard Watch & Clock Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. The construction of this new addition was completed in 1881.
The simple and practical features of the Clock Tower's wooden structure are typical of American houses found in the Mid-west and West during its colonization. Rooms on the first floor were used as laboratories, lecture rooms, and exhibition space for zoological, botanical, and mineralogical specimens. The second floor was used for physical education training as well as a ceremony hall.
The Clock Tower was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 1970 and is now a museum that is also used for various cultural activities. The Clock Tower continues to serve as a historical landmark, telling stories of early days in Sapporo.

Sapporo Clock Tower official page


Cherry flowers  says Sakura in Japanese.
The cherry flowers are probably the most popular in Japan.

 When Spring Comes, and then made a party under the cherry trees and cherry blossoms in.

The Sapporo Beer Garden

 Sapporo Beer Garden

The Sapporo Beer Garden is the only place where you can taste all of Hokkaido's greatest foods at one location.

 Built in the year 23 of the Meiji era, it served as a government office building when the government was sending pioneers to Hokkaido. This profound historical building has an atmosphere that will give you an unique feeling every time you set foot inside.

A giant kessel(or cauldron) from the Taisho period reaches toward the high ceiling of the beer hall where you can eat barbequed mutton on hot plates shaped like Hokkaido, and drink down the delicious draft beer.

Many of our guests who have visited and dined here have exclaimed; " Huge! It is a huge beer hall!", " The ceiling is really high!"" This space is great!".

Friday, February 25, 2011

Carrying a portable shrine

Carrying a portable shrine
They are carrying a Mikoshi through the town.  Mikoshi is a portable shrine.

Dressed much like the festival I also carry a portable shrine.

There are many  booths at the Matsuri festival, selling souvenirs and food !

It's not the same as an American costume party.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple

Since many people visit the Heian period as Kiyomizu Kannon.

Tsumeru and climb the approach of the Higashiyama "Otowasan" against the Nioumon, West Gate Tower, Mie (important cultural asset for both) is welcoming.

Spring cherry blossoms and young green, overhanging cliff temple-building in the background and the beauty of fall foliage seasons (National Treasure) is on top of the cliff Seridashi, great views of the city. 15 buildings together (important cultural asset for both) is situated line arranged.
Kiyomizudera Temple is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan.

Japanese most popular hotel booking site

Monday, February 21, 2011

Exclusive Gardens of Kyoto

Exclusive Gardens of Kyoto

Japanese gardens provide tranquility and peace of mind. Through beautiful high-definition images, Exclusive Gardens of Kyoto introduces their historical and cultural background and design philosophy.

Fire festival in Kyoto

The "Matsuage" fire festival in Kyoto was admired by essayist

The most touching festival scene that I've ever observed".

the dance of flames" that moved so deeply

The Mountain God Piggyback

 The Mountain God Piggyback

This program describes a simple, rustic event called "The Mountain God Piggyback" that has been handed down since time immemorial in a snowy mountain village in Yamagata Prefecture. Carrying the local shrine's object of worship on their shoulders, children make house-to-house visits in the area, so that the local people can offer up their prayers to the deity.

Kagura: The Passion for Dance

Kagura: The Passion for Dance

In ancient times, "kagura" was a form of dance dedicated to the gods. But in modern times, as its original meaning weakened and it took on the color of a local performing art, young people found it rustic and lost interest in it. Today, however, many kagura groups are attracting them and seeking to create original dances while preserving traditions. This program investigates the reasons for kagura's current popularity with the young.

The old cargo ship Japan

The old cargo ship that sailed the Sea of Japan during the Edo period.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


maboroman!! Patrolling the universe. In fact, I like to nap・・・

Yoichi Shrine in Japan

August 1911. It was renamed Yoichi shrine.The new building was completed in May 1923 the shrine, was promoted to the prefecture's next 13 years. Shrine inaugurated on May 31, 1977.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Four heavenly kings

This picture is kannon and Buddhist gods .
Kannon is riding on a dragon

In the Buddhist faith, the Four Heavenly Kings are four guardian gods, each of whom watches over one cardinal direction of the world.

It is said to have various benefits.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Historical Village

The main entrance to the village is the old Sapporo Station building. 
I live in the neighborhood. So I often go there. 

Has written a detailed explanation to the official page

Fudo Myoo

Acala Vidyaraja with his acolytes Cetaka. We are called" Fudo Myoo"
one of the popular Buddhist deities, is fierce-looking and wreathed in flames with a sword and a rope in his hands. The sword cuts away hindrances of passion and false knowledge, and the rope is used to draw in beings to Enlightenment. To demons he is terror, but to the faithful he is the remover of anxieties, banisher of evil and savior from oppression. Fudomyoo of Naritasan Temple has been worshiped by numerous people from all over the country for a long time.

I love " Fudo Myoo"

Fudo Myoo Mantra

Japanese Landscape

Japanese Landscape.  This is the view from the hil

Hokkaido Shrine in Japan

Hokkaido Shrine

The history of   Hokkaido Shrine

This Hokkaido Shrine( Jingu) enshrines three dieties for the reclamaition oh Hokkaido. The reclamation of Hokkaido was begun when the Meiji Restoration succeeded.
Emperor Meiji selected protecting deities of the reclamation of Hokkaido and enshrined them in this shrine in 1869.
Hokkaido used to be called "Ezo" the name oh one of the groups of Ainu. The Meiji Government changed it to Hokkaido in 1869. "Hokkaido" means "road for the north sea".
Every reclamation decision of Hokkaido (except the southern area, i.e, Matsumae,Hakodate) began from here.

Hokkaido is cold regions. In the winter, snow

Thursday, February 17, 2011


This building does not belong to religion. It is a rare thing in Japan

It is made of a tourist facility


This picture is" torii" A torii marks the entrance to a sacred space.
Described in Japanese「鳥居」
This picture is "Lantern"
Wash hands and rinse mouth in this place. For purify myself
This is the shrine. This place is the worship of God in Japan.I've been praying for this place
When I went this place. The sun was shining. So I felt very happy.

I wish pray for world peace.Thanks for reading!!