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Japan Tourism in Stunning Wakayama: Negoro-ji and Buddhism

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Japan Tourism in Stunning Wakayama: Negoro-ji and Buddhism Walter Sebastian and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture is a perfect place to visit for tourists who adore culture, architecture, the richness of Buddhism, the indigenous faith of Shintoism, stunning beaches, an amazing castle, and because of multiple other factors. Also, the closeness of […]

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Art, Culture, Religion and Tourism in Hakone: Rich Legacy of Shintoism and Mount Fuji

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Art, Culture, Religion and Tourism in Hakone: Rich Legacy of Shintoism and Mount Fuji James Jomo and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Hakone is a very popular tourist destination because you have so many places to visit and the views of Mount Fuji in certain locations are extremely stunning. Throughout Hakone you have many museums […]

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Negoro-ji in Stunning Wakayama: Buddhism, Culture and Japanese Tourism

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Negoro-ji in Stunning Wakayama: Buddhism, Culture and Japanese Tourism Walter Sebastian and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the historical and cultural reality of this unique nation means that you have so many stunning places to visit. Wakayama prefecture is located in the Kansai region and throughout this part […]

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Japanese Art and Ike No Taiga: Inspired by the culture of China

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Japanese Art and Ike No Taiga: Inspired by the culture of China  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art is very distinctive and contrasts greatly with classical European art and clearly religious differences, environmental factors, distance, limited social interaction between both poles and other important factors is behind this. Ike No Taiga exemplifies the […]

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Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Koyasan, Kukai and Shingon Buddhism

Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Koyasan, Kukai and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and  Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Koyasan is located in Wakayama Prefecture and the stunning nature throughout the year is extremely beautiful. The rich legacy of culture and religion is still alive and Mount Koya provides amazing views. Therefore, you can understand why Kukai […]

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Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Kumano Kodo, Koyasan, Shirahama and Kii Peninsula

Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Kumano Kodo, Koyasan, Shirahama and Kii Peninsula James Jomo and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with many amazing places to visit and the richness of culture and history can be felt throughout this lovely region. This notably applies to Wakayama Castle, Koyasan, Kumano Kodo pilgrimage […]

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Japanese Art and Culture: Impact of Oda Nobunaga and Rich Art of Kano Eitoku

Japanese Art and Culture: Impact of Oda Nobunaga and Rich Art of Kano Eitoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In modern Japan the importance of Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and his legacy remains extremely strong even today. After all, he laid the foundation stone for the future centralized Japan despite certain limitations during the Tokugawa […]

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Japanese Folklore and Art: Kyosai and the World of the Tengu

Japanese Folklore and Art: Kyosai and the World of the Tengu  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is extremely fascinating because of his individualistic spirit and this is witnessed in his art. Kyosai, just like the mysterious Tengu, belonged to two worlds and this applies to the old Edo period […]

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Japanese Art: Women and the Floating World

Women and the Floating World By toshidama I guess it is to be both anticipated and regretted that the women of Japan who were once the great writers and poets and priestesses, not to say robbers and warriors of their culture, should have been reduced by the middle of the nineteenth century to the status of ornament […]

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Shingon Buddhism and Kukai: Natural Beauty of Mount Koya and Spirituality

Shingon Buddhism and Kukai: Natural Beauty of Mount Koya and Spirituality Olivier Lecourt and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Kukai (774-835) who became known as Kobo Daishi established a lasting legacy because this religious leader believed in a unique form of Buddhism. According to Kukai an individual could attain enlightenment in one lifetime and this was […]

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