Category Archives: Temples and Ruins

The Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 2

You can read part one of the Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto here. Advertisements

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A Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 1

Kyoto is for lovers!

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On Lenin’s Feet and the Taxi-Driving Buddha

If you visit Kyoto, you may stumble into a small home next door to a shrine and, as you’re looking for the shrine entrance, a woman may ask you for 500 yen and assure you that there is English being … Continue reading

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On Japanese Funerals

My first conversation about the earthquake was a week and three days after it struck. In the office, we talked about the peripheries of disaster: Blood donations, fundraisers, TV coverage. We didn’t talk about victims. When the media focused on … Continue reading

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Audio: Dazaifu Jinko-Shiki Ceremony

A downloadable/streaming audio recording from Tenmangu Shrine in Dazaifu, Japan. Continue reading

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On Ruins | 城跡

In which a tourist from America has a “mystical experience” in Japan brah, and totally writes about it in his blog. Continue reading

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