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This android Buddha will lead you to satori

2020-03-27 Fri

Japan is a wondrous blend of old and new—a high-tech and simultaneously anachronistic society. In the middle of bustling metropolitan centers lie peaceful shrines and…




Kawagoe: sweet potato capital of the eastern world

2020-03-25 Wed

Roasted sweet potatoes are a popular street food all over East Asia. In Japan, they’re called yaki-imo (焼き芋). Yaki-imo vendors first appeared on the streets of Japan more…


Interpreting the divine with a Japanese card reader

2020-03-23 Mon

Spirituality is a little different in Japan. Religious practices have no Judea-Christian origin, rather a basis in indigenous traditions. Known as Shintoism, Japanese spiritual beliefs…



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