Tag: Koyasan Japan

There Are Cemeteries. And Then There Are Cemeteries

… like the Père Lachaise in Paris where Jim Morrison is interred, the Jewish cemetery in Crakow, Westminster Abbey or the Komarovo in St Petersberg. Okunoin in Japan is one of those special places. Centuries old, it holds the ashes of famous emperors, shoguns, samurai and poets. Sprawling into the […]

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8 Surprising Things in Japan

I thought Japan would abound with origami items, origami displays and adults and children folding origami-everything, everywhere. Was I surprised! The only origami I saw was a string of a thousand cranes tied to the wooden shrine housing the Miroku Stone at Koyasan. The weight of this stone is supposed to represent the […]

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