New Year Prayers at Kitano-Tenmangū Shrine

Happy 人日 (ren ri)! In our Chinese customs, 人日 (People’s Day), the 7th Day of our Lunar New Year, was the day human beings were created. But this is a post again on my New Year spent in Japan as I’ve learnt so many interesting cultural differences in the way we spend our New Years that […]

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Japan Travels – Kyoto and Osaka in Autumn

I do regret choosing to explore Kyoto on the weekend. I didn’t expect it to be bursting from the crowd. One could barely move through the throngs of people within a scenic location, with many sight-seekers pausing to snap pictures of a torii gate or a temple framed with fiery red maple leaves, stopping the […]

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