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Spring is coming soon. 春がそこまで来ています

 

I have found that cherry blossoms start to bloom at Chinkoku-ji temple in Munakata.

 

Cherry blossoms​

 

Plum blossoms

Peach blossoms                               Narcissus flowers

 


 

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Autumn in Itoshima

The viewing and appreciation of Autumn leaves is called ‘Koyo’ (紅葉), 
is used to refer to the changing colors of autumn foliage.

One of the best place isRaizan Senmyoji temple in Itoshima.
This is a famous spot, with a 400 year old maple tree which is designated 
as a natural monument.

  

200 other maple trees. Visitors can also enjoy the view of another natural 
monument, a white sandalwood tree located in the inner garden called 
Shinji Teien, along with the autumn leaves.

  

The biggest Shimenawa in Japan (宮地嶽神社の日本一の注連縄)

The Shimenawa at the Miyajidake Shrine in Fukutsu-city is the biggest in Japan.
Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and 11m length.
 
Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that 
a Shimenawa had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected 
with Shinto Shrines decorated with Shimenawa.


福津市にある宮地嶽神社の注連縄は日本一大さで、なんと重さが3トンで直径2.6m、
長さが11mあります。
 
注連縄は藁でつくった太い縄をよったものです。 
昔、注連縄には悪魔を退ける力があるとしんじられていて、神社に関係の深い
多くのものには注連縄が飾られています。

Colorful autumn leaves in Unzen

It is one of the best season to visit in Unzen onsen resort 
where you can discover its absolute beauty in Japan.

   

Nita-toge Pass is the best place to enjoy autumn foliage.

Ema (絵馬)

Ema is small pentagon-shaped wooden plaque dedicate to 
Shrine and Temple.

  


One side of the plaque usually has a picture of horse or the 
animal representing the zodiac sigh of that year.
On the other side, which is blank, people write their wishes 
for wide variety of things, then hang the Ema up the certain 
places in the Shrine or Temple.
The custom originally came from wealthy people’s practice 
of offering real horses when they made wishes.
Eventually, this turned into the tradition of giving pictures of 
horse, as donating real horses became too much of financial 
strain.

Japanese Cultural exprience, wearing in Kimono

Experience of wearing in Kimono is done in Kokura Castle and Kokura Castle Garden.
 

Kimono is the traditional is the Japanese traditional costume, and there are
various type of Kimono.
 
Yukata which is a simple Kimono worn in summer is used today’s experience.
 


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Japanese Castle

Castle is called Shiro in Japanese and were originally military fortifications 
designed to keep the enemy out.
  
     Shimabara Catle             Nakatsu Castle               Kokura Castle

In the Sengoku (civil war) period from 15th to 16th century, territorial warlords 
competed in building castles in mountainous areas across the country.
After civil war, castles were constructed on the plains and low plateaus to 
demonstrate the power of feudal lords.


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Martial art, Karate

Karate is a martial art developed in the Okinawa, Kyushu, and is art of self-defense 
that use no weapons and relies instead on three main techniques; arm strike, 
thrusts and kicks.
              

A distinction is made between offensive and defensive tourniquets, which 
are modified according to the position of one’s opponent.
Today karate 
becomes popularity for self-perfection, for cultural reasons, for self-defense 
and as a sport.


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Kawara Soba, the local cuisine in Kawatana

Kawara Soba (瓦そば), 
literally means a roof tile buckwheat noddle.

 
The meal is a local cuisine in Kawatana, Yamaguchi prefecture.
The buckwheat noddle which is served on the heated roof tile.

川棚温泉にある、元祖瓦そば たかせ
料理の味も雰囲気も最高です。

 

Inari Shrine

Inari Shrine is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice.
They can be recognized by fox statues at entrance, 
which are considered the messenger of Inari.
  
The photo is Motonosumi Inari Shrine located in Yamaguchi 
prefecture facing to Sea of Japan.


稲荷神社は稲作の神である稲荷を祀った神社で、稲荷の使者である
狐の像が入り口に置かれている。写真は山口県の元乃隅稲荷神社です。