The IndependentAncient Japanese shrine damaged and 'cherry blossom gate' destroyed by earthquakeThe IndependentOne of the oldest shrines in Japan has been seriously damaged in the devastating earthquake. The towering wooden entrance gate and hall of Aso Shrine in Kyushu, southern Japan, which has been a place of worship for 1,700 years, completely […]
The Japan TimesJapan ministry raises prospect of higher admission fees for temples, shrinesThe Japan TimesAbout 80 percent of cultural assets in Japan are owned by the private sector, including temples and shrines. In line with the tourism push, the ministry intends to back positive efforts by the private sector to further increase visitors to the country .. […]
Breitbart NewsJapan PM Sends Offering to Shrine of War Dead, Alarming ChinaBreitbart NewsIn honor of Japan's spring festival, Abe sent a masakaki tree to the Yasukuni Shrine, signed with his name. The trees are ritually given during the change of season festivals as offerings to the dead honored there. The Japan Times notes that the ...and more »
goskagit.comMayor Gere visits Anacortes' sister city in Japangoskagit.comGere and Nikaho Mayor Tadanaga Yokoyama planted a tree together to commemorate her visit, and during an evening celebration at city hall Gere received a plaque written in Japanese that will hang in the Anacortes City Council Chambers. One of Gere's ...
theday.comAround the World in 25 Days: Singapore abounds with unusual natural and cultural attractionstheday.comTraumatic events such as the 1942 Japanese conquest of Singapore and the subsequent imprisonment or death of many Chinese and European residents are brought to life vividly. We visited Singapore during Chinese New Year celebrations when the large . […]