Commentary: Photo display illuminates Japan's beautyWooster Daily RecordBreathtaking images of beautiful sites in Japan are now on display at The College of Wooster's Andrews Library, 1140 Beall Ave., in an exhibition titled, "Japanese Temples, Shrines, and Gardens: Reflections from the Hales Group Japan Trip, May 2014.".
Business InsiderJapan's War Hawks And Imperial Apologists Are Antagonizing EveryoneBusiness InsiderLast December, Abe visited the war cemetery at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine. The shrine memorializes the 2.5 million Japanese killed in wartime—including, controversially, 14 Class-A war criminals responsible for such atrocities as the Rape of Nanjing and […]
Guest column: Share your personal stories on ThanksgivingWicked Local CambridgeAt our family gatherings, we heard engaging stories such as an account of how young Japanese respond to the exquisite beauty of the cherry blossoms that surround the shrines and temples in Kyoto in the spring. And we marveled over a story about the ...and more »
Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade from Ryukyu era revivedRyukyushimpoDuring the Ryukyu Dynasty, as an annual event, the King and his subordinates visited the shrine in September of the lunar calendar. At the Shurijo Castle, a welcome ceremony for the King and Queen was held. (English translation by T&CT). Go to Japanese ...
The Daily TelegraphDavid May eats his way around Tainan, the former capital of TaiwanThe Daily TelegraphInfluences from indigenous Formosans and Chinese, Dutch and Japanese occupations bestowed a unique blend of cultural, linguistic and ceremonial traditions on this historic trading post that have made Tainan the crucible of Taiwan's history and culture […]