I don’t usually watch Japanese tv but I happened to turn it on the other night, and lo and behold there was a quiz about shrine etiquette.  A curious coincidence. The quiz was intended to prepare people for Hatsumode (New … Continue reading

Yoshino’s secrets

  On a recent outing to Yoshino, south of Nara, I discovered that there were more World Heritage Sites than I had  realised.  Readers of the blog might remember that I had compiled a list of shrines recognised by Unesco’s … Continue reading

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