RocketNews24Japanese shrine maidens in Osaka spotted wearing unusual costumes during winterRocketNews24The robe was designed by Montbell, a Japanese company that manufactures outdoor apparel and goods like tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hiking shoes. Seeing the logo of the famous outdoor label on the robes of shrine maidens was a surprise for ...
The Peak SingaporeWhy Japanese Billionaire Soichiro Fukutake Created Art Shrines on Four Different IslandsThe Peak SingaporeSo, instead of setting up a museum in bustling Tokyo, he chose to create his art shrine four hours away on the small islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima in southern Japan. Collectively known as the Benesse Art Site, the project is […]
Good Gear GuideJapan's pop culture, anime-friendly, J-Pop shrine, Kanda MyojinGood Gear GuideHis image was printed on the first Japanese bank note. His statue at the shrine is to be found on the left, just past the purification fountain. You'll recognise him by his outsized earlobes, big grin and the mallet he holds in his hands. You'll also . […]
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)An hour from packed Kyoto, Nara, Japan is an enlightening overnight, including cordial deerSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)From Nara, leave at dawn to catch the various trains to this sprawling shrine complex often referred to as Japan's Vatican. The shrines themselves are austere and hard to see from the pa […]
Bend BulletinNara, Japan: an enlightening overnight, complete with cordial deerBend BulletinFrom Nara, leave at dawn to catch the various trains to this sprawling shrine complex often referred to as Japan's Vatican. The shrines themselves are austere and hard to see from the pathways. Pick up a map at the Ise Tourist Information Center ...and more »