Whenever I visit a shrine in Japan, I always make sure to check out their section of お守り (omamori). Omamori are amulets/good luck charms that are meant to help or protect the holder. Most shrines offer a variety of omamori, though some places may be known for a particular kind. This post and this post do… Read More Do You Believe in お守り(Omamori)?
Is Mitsumine Shrine the most beautiful mountain shrine in Japan? That’s what I set out to discover the answer to last weekend. Located in Chichibu on the last stop (Mitsumineguchi Station) of the Chichibu Line, I set out bright and early with friends on a near 2-hour journey to get to… Read More Travel Fail: Hiking to Mitsumine Shrine
Who could have possibly known that all it would take to make me completely happy would be some meat?